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Akihabara at night
June 5, 2017

24 Hours in Akihabara

Make the most of a day in Tokyo’s “Electric Town” with this whirlwind itinerary of geeky shrines, electronics shopping, arcades, maid cafés and extreme ramen.

May 30, 2017

6 Things to Do in Osaka This Summer

In a metropolitan area as diverse as Osaka, there’s plenty to see and do during those hot summer nights.

Takamine Onsen
May 29, 2017

Bathing Above the Clouds at Takamine Onsen

This picturesque ryokan in the mountains of Nagano looks like something from a fantasy travel magazine. Good news: It’s real and the owner wants you to come and discover it.

Grids Hotel + Hostel
May 19, 2017

Grids Hotel and Hostel: Defy Labels at this Cool New Travel Hub

Backpacker youth hostel? Budget hotel? International guesthouse? At Grids Hotel and Hostel, you can experience it all in an authentic new way. Watch the video here.

May 17, 2017

Tomogashima: A Trip Worth Taking

Across rough seas and aboard decaying ships, the islands of Tomogashima are a unique — if challenging — visit.

A geisha at the bar of Mosaic Hostel Kyoto
May 15, 2017

10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Kyoto

Mosaic Hostel give us their insider tips for getting off the beaten track in Japan’s cultural capital. Includes castles, sewage plants and craft beer. Curious? Read on.

Sanja Matsuri Festival in the Asakusa district of Tokyo, JAPAN.
May 12, 2017

Festivals of Japan: Sanja Matsuri

See one of Tokyo’s biggest, best and wildest festivals close up at the Sanja Matsuri.

Japanese food map
May 2, 2017

18 Foods You Should Eat in Japan and Where to Find Them

Warning: Do not read this article if hungry.

May 1, 2017

11 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Saitama

Expect the unexpected with gorgeous scenery, immaculately-preserved history and wonderfully quirky attractions (including Finnish hippopotamuses).

April 20, 2017

Why You Should Fly a Drone this Golden Week (and How To Do It)

Going somewhere this Golden Week? Here’s why you should think about taking a drone with you and what to do with it when you’re there.

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.

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