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A Solo Trip Around Kyushu

Here's a quick rundown on what to do and see on a road trip to Japan's third-largest island.

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A Road Trip to Yamaguchi: Discover the South of the Chugoku Region

From clear waters that resemble Okinawa to an enormous limestone cave under an ancient karst plateau.

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The Pros and Cons of Living on Tokyo’s Outskirts

Whether you choose to live in the heart of Tokyo or much further out, we dive into some things you should consider.

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5 Nature-Themed Activities to Try on Japan’s Amami Oshima Island

Amami Oshima has yet to experience a substantial tourist boom so you can explore at a leisurely pace.

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Cycling the Fuji Five Lakes in Japan

One writer's experience cycling around Mount Fuji. Discover how you can find yourself in the shadow of the iconic Fujisan!

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Foreigners Following Their Love of Gardening in Japan

Love traditional Japanese gardens? Here are two foreigners who took garden and landscaping apprenticeships and followed their dreams in Japan.

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Five Places Linked to Japan’s Hidden Christians

A journey to the abandoned villages and historical churches of Nagasaki to explore the intriguing story of Japan's hidden Christians.

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Experience Releasing Baby Sea Turtles in Shizuoka Prefecture

Here's how you can help the next generation of loggerhead sea turtles get a headstart in life.

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The Real Costs of Buying and Selling a Home in Japan

Considering real estate in Japan? Here are the pros and cons of buying and renting a property from someone who’s done it.

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