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November 2, 2017

Huber: Transforming Your Japan Travel Experience

This game-changing startup connects tourists to locals eager to guide foreigners around Japan with customized tours.

October 31, 2017

The Secret Life of Wasp Hunters in Japan

Wasp hunting in central Japan is not your average hobby, but locals here love it. Check out our crash course in wasp hunting and an introduction to the Nov. 3 edible wasp festival!

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October 30, 2017

4 Things this Hybrid Hostel-Hotel in Tokyo Gets Exactly Right

Hotel Uno Ueno is the latest in Tokyo’s hybrid accommodations that combine the affordability and sociability of a hostel with the upgraded design and amenities of a hotel.

October 27, 2017

Ditch the Train! See Japan in a Camper Van

This is what happens when you rent a camper in Japan and unexpectedly drive up a mountain.

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October 19, 2017

A Day at the Races: How to Watch Horse Racing in Tokyo

Looking for something a little bit different to do in Tokyo? Watching horse racing is one of the country’s most popular pastimes — find out why with a fun-filled day at the Tokyo Racecourse.

October 14, 2017

Japan Wanderlust: You Will Get Lost!

How to transcend this and other negative travel expectations when visiting Japan, plus more than 10 resources for first timers.

October 11, 2017

10 Places To Experience the Best of Autumn in Japan

Hikes that catch trees bursting into color and an enticing hot spring bath afterward. These 10 locations are perfect for an adventure, soak or just a change of scene from the city.

October 6, 2017

Japan’s Tourism ‘Fails’ Make it a Perfect Travel Destination

The anti-tourist’s wet dream: Japan — and all its quirky charms — is waiting for you, despite the government’s befuddling missteps at promotion.

September 28, 2017

Top 5 Theme Parks in Japan

Want to add thrills and variety to your trip to Japan? Here are five of the best theme parks to visit.

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September 28, 2017

5 Ways You Can Prolong Your Summer at this Kick-Ass Okinawa Hotel

Let staff guide you through the best of what Okinawa has to offer at Estinate Hotel, where it’s sun, sea and spontaneity all year round.

September 25, 2017

Vegan in Japan: Top Meatless Restaurants by City

An unofficial guide from a (self-professed) vegan gourmet and author.

September 22, 2017

Super Cheap Japan: Top 5 Rail Passes for Budget Explorers

With a little planning, you can get around Japan in comfort by train without emptying your wallet. Here are five economical multi-day tickets.

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