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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…

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!

Hotel Uno Ueno downstairs
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.

Tokyo Racecourse Heading
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.

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