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Life as a Ski Instructor in Japan

Have you ever wanted to be a ski instructor in Japan? Here is how I came to Japan to work on some of the best slopes in the world.

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5 Embarrassing Stories of Tourists in Japan

From eyebrow-raising antics to dumb crimes, here are five news stories showcasing foreigners' absurd and embarrassing moments in Japan.

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Hitchhiking in Japan: Sado Island and The Kindness of Strangers

Off the coast of Niigata Prefecture, two foreigners explore Sado Island in the company of strangers.

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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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