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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.

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.

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