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April 5, 2018

9 Onsen in Kyushu Where Men and Women Can Bathe Together

While Kyushu is famous for some unique cuisine and craftsmanship, it’s also known for its abundance of ancient “au naturel” soaking in spots!

VR Zone Shinjuku
April 4, 2018

Virtual Insanity: Experience Mario, Luigi, Dragon Ball and More in Real Life

Live out your childhood dreams of racing alongside Mario and Luigi and learn how to fire a “kamehameha” (energy wave) straight from your own hands.

Hanami in Yasaka
April 3, 2018

2018 Cherry Blossoms Are Early but You Can Still Do Last-Minute Hanami in Japan

Because of the blossoms’ limited time, so are the parties that come with them. Tokyo may be tapped out, but there are still plenty of spots left.

Sakura Hotel Nippori, Yanaka
April 2, 2018

8 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Nippori

We’ve tapped into the insider information of Sakura Hotel Nippori to bring you ideas that you won’t find in the local guidebooks.

March 30, 2018

Vegan in Japan: 4 Veg-Friendly Eateries in Kamakura

Four seaside vegetarian restaurants in Kanagawa that will make your beach getaway perfect!

March 26, 2018

36 Hours in Tottori

How does this tiny prefecture with a population of less than 600,000 make you feel so connected to a culture that isn’t your own? Hope you’re up for the answer and 36 hours of discovery in Tottori.

March 23, 2018

8 of the Coolest Movie Locations You Can Visit in Japan

Live the movies at these famous (and not so… ) Japanese locales depicted on celluloid.

March 15, 2018

Insider Travel Tips for Beginners Exploring Japan

Learn from this writer’s experiences — and “if-only-I-had-known” moments — so you can plan a more efficient and economical trip and still get out of your comfort zone.

Harajiri Falls Oita
March 5, 2018

A Traveler’s Guide to the Unique Natural Beauty of Oita Prefecture

With highlights including the Oriental Niagara Falls, an island populated by cats and an immersive farmstay, Oita is the perfect place to discover the pastoral loveliness of Japan’s countryside.

March 2, 2018

Vegan in Japan: 4 Veg-Friendly Eateries in Kyoto

Just a small selection of what’s available in one of Japan’s most vegan-friendly cities!

Oita Kitsuki
March 1, 2018

Step into a History Lover’s Daydream in Oita Prefecture

Lose yourself in the traditional architecture, ancient castles, samurai mansions and authentic Edo streets of this historic wonderland.

Hotel Graphy Nezu lead photo
February 17, 2018

5 Reasons Why Hotel Graphy Nezu is the Coolest Hotel in Tokyo

This social apartment turned social hotel lends guests smartphones, runs events with local creatives and has an Instagram feed to live for.

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