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April 14, 2017

WeBase: The Hostel Retreat That’s Making Us All Want to Holiday in Kamakura

[Video] Have you heard the news? There’s a new hostel in town. And it’s absolutely baller.

April 5, 2017

Yosakoi: Why It’s My Favorite Japanese Festival

The many reasons why this exuberant and boundary-breaking Japanese festival tops my personal ranking.

Chichibu Shibazakura Festival 2017
April 1, 2017

A One-Day Itinerary to the Chichibu Shibazakura Festival 2017

Want to see the shibazakura this spring? Try this one-day itinerary featuring a spectacular flower festival, a brand-new onsen resort and dinner on a traveling restaurant.

March 31, 2017

25 Things to Do in Osaka

There’s plenty to do in the kitchen of Japan but we’ve narrowed it down to the best 25 – ‘cos we’re nice like that.

Hanamiyama Fukushima
March 31, 2017

A Guide to Cherry Blossom Viewing at Hanamiyama Park

The story behind one of Japan’s favorite cherry blossom spots and the best way to see it for yourself.

March 17, 2017

Ancient Crafts: Explore the Art of Silk in Tochigi Prefecture

Learn all about the ancient art of yuki tsumugi in a beautiful rural corner of Japan.

March 16, 2017

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Shinjuku

The busiest of the 23 wards in Tokyo’s sprawling metropolis, Shinjuku City has countless surprises vying for your attention — many of them hiding in plain sight.

March 11, 2017

5 Reasons You Should Visit Fukushima – In Their Words

On the 6th anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake, our guest blogger Zoe from Rediscover Fukushima shares five reasons why it’s time for you to visit.

February 28, 2017

5 Genius Travel Hacks for Your Trip to Japan

Make every moment of your Japan trip count with these top travel hacks.

February 27, 2017

5 Ways to Meet Japanese Locals Without Speaking Japanese

Traveling in Japan? Here’s some ways to connect with the locals through shared interests and new experiences.

February 17, 2017

5 Reasons To Visit Tottori

Tottori? That’s, like, somewhere south with the desert, right?

February 15, 2017

5 Places to See Plum Blossom in Tokyo

Spring is finally here which means it’s flower viewing time. First up: plum blossom.

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