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Mt Misen
January 18, 2018

Japan Wanderlust: 6 Amazing Mountains to Climb Under 1,000 Meters

If you’ve got your sights set on climbing Mt. Fuji but aren’t sure where to start, check out these six stunning peaks that even beginners can conquer.

January 16, 2018

A Guide To the Best ‘Lost in Translation’ Spots in Tokyo

With the film in its 15th anniversary year, you can still find many of the real-life locations it portrayed in Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Kyoto.

106 South Indian
January 3, 2018

Vegan in Japan: 4 Veg-Friendly Eateries in Fukuoka

Check out these great Fukuoka restaurants in part two of our plant-based tour of Japan!

December 30, 2017

Change Your Luck for the Better with the Power of Omamori

Say goodbye to 2017 and welcome the new year with a Japanese charm from a temple or shrine to ward off evil, bring sexual health or wish for traffic safety, victory and more!

December 28, 2017

GaijinPot’s Top 10 Japan Destinations in 2017

A few surprises and some old favorites in 2017’s most-read travel articles.

December 26, 2017

9 Onsen in Kansai Where Men and Women Can Bathe Together

Complete your Kansai trip with a traditional touch: bathing in a mixed gender onsen!

December 20, 2017

GaijinPot’s Top 12 Articles for 2017

This year, our most popular articles cover pretty much everything we believe the GaijinPot beast to be: all the info you need to navigate a successful life in Japan.

Tami's Kitchen
December 16, 2017

Vegan in Japan: 4 Veg-Friendly Eateries in Okinawa

Looking for vegan food to keep you fueled as you explore Okinawa island? Here are four eateries you don’t want to miss!

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.

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