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December 8, 2017

5 ‘Blade Runner’ Inspired Experiences in Japan

Just as the original 1982 movie borrowed heavily from the futuristic sights and sounds of a Tokyo noir, visitors to Japan today can cruise the industrial landscapes of Yokohama or slurp noodles in the narrow alleyways and neon lights of Shinjuku — Japan has all the spots required for a “Blade Runner”-inspired trip!

December 7, 2017

We Asked Readers to Describe Japan in Just 2 words

The responses were hilarious, thoughtful, weird and a little angsty. Vote for your favorite!

December 5, 2017

Namahage: Japan’s Baby-Scaring, Woman-Stealing Holiday Tradition

He and his fellow oni (demons) visit the homes of children across the city every New Year’s Eve, warning children of the dangers of behaving badly or disobeying their parents.

December 4, 2017

Top 5 Crazy Hotels for Budget Travelers

Venture to some decidedly “untouristy” spots in Japan with these recommendations for unique — and still affordable — overnight options.

December 3, 2017

Looking for Luxury? Indulge Yourself at Prince Hotel Resorts

Wherever you are in Japan a Prince hotel awaits .Check out these three properties for your next weekend getaway.

November 29, 2017

Taking the Scenic Route: Osaka to Tokyo by Local Train

A couple of hours a day on the train, with time off to take in some of the best sights Japan has to offer along the route.

November 25, 2017

Ultimate Guide to Winter Illuminations in Japan’s 47 Prefectures

We chart winter light ups all across Japan in our latest travel guide.

November 24, 2017

Planes, Trains & Automobiles: 7 Low-Budget Travel Options for Japan this Winter

Looking to do some budget traveling in Japan for Christmas and the New Year? Plan a winter holiday in Japan that won’t deplete your bank this winter season.

November 23, 2017

Vegan Events and Festivals in Japan

From Tokyo to Okinawa (sorry Hokkaido!), vegan food festivals are popping up all over Japan.

November 21, 2017

A Kansai Christmas: Things to See and Do this Winter

There’s something about the uniquely Japanese way in which Christmas is celebrated here that always brings a smile to my face. Illuminations are no different.

Unwind Hotel & Bar Sapporo
November 21, 2017

This Designer Urban Chalet is a Dream Hokkaido Hotel IRL

Dream of a chalet experience but don’t want to leave the city? The oh-so-cozy Unwind Hotel & Bar brings the Swiss Alps to Sapporo.

November 2, 2017

7 Onsen in Kanto Where Men and Women Can Bathe Together

No towel, no problem. Catch this traditional Japanese experience of a mixed-gender host spring bath before it slips away…

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