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September 12, 2017

Preparing for Visits to Japan by Family Members With Health Issues

Mom and Dad are finally visiting — and you just became their travel agent. Here are some things to consider for family members with mobility and health issues.

September 7, 2017

Japan Wanderlust: The Joy of Getting Naked

Going commando at Japan’s natural hot spring baths make taking a dip an other-worldly experience. We answer questions for first-timers and highlight five hot springs for you to get “eau naturale” during your fall and winter travels.

Millennials Kyoto
August 31, 2017

This Hi-Tech Pod Hotel in Kyoto Is Changing the Way We Work

And it’s not just because of the free beer.

August 11, 2017

Japan Wanderlust: 5 Freaking Incredible Mountains to Hike

Aug. 11, is a holiday for the sole purpose of giving you time to cozy up to Japan’s mountains. Check out these non-Fuji mountainous destinations that are worth a climb at any time of the year.

August 8, 2017

Late-Summer Kansai Festivals with Local Flavor

If you like Japanese tradition with a touch of fire — and fireworks — visit these local gems.

July 25, 2017

Japan Wanderlust: Get On Up To Tohoku

Cool off in Japan’s northeastern region satiated with poetic mountain air, huge festivals and unforgettable lakes that will leave you lusting for more.

July 14, 2017

Weekend Trip: Walking The Nakasendo Trail

Short, sweet and relaxing; a weekend discovering the history of the Kiso Valley and Nakasendo Way is an ideal getaway for history buffs and nature lovers alike — with lots of good, cheap snacks and fresh water sources along the way.

Takenohama
July 6, 2017

Japan Wanderlust: This Week’s Inspiring Travel

Join us on a visual trip to white sandy beaches, massive waterfalls and the geekiest cafe in Western Tokyo.

Things to do in Suginami (Koenji, Asagaya, Ogikubo, Nishi-Ogikubo), Tokyo
June 30, 2017

24 Hours in Suginami Tokyo

Only have one day to spare in Tokyo? Experience the city like a local with this immersive itinerary for Suginami Ward — and prepare to forget everything you thought you knew about Japan.

8 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do in Nihonbashi
June 13, 2017

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

In Japan, all roads lead to Nihonbashi — so what to do when you get there? Here are eight unconventional ideas to get you started.

Akihabara at night
June 5, 2017

24 Hours in Akihabara

Make the most of a day in Tokyo’s “Electric Town” with this whirlwind itinerary of geeky shrines, electronics shopping, arcades, maid cafés and extreme ramen.

May 30, 2017

6 Things to Do in Osaka This Summer

In a metropolitan area as diverse as Osaka, there’s plenty to see and do during those hot summer nights.

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