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Camping in Japan: A Trip to Yamanashi

Discover Japan’s best-kept secret, Yamanashi prefecture.

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A Solo Trip Through Kinosaki Onsen in Japan

How a journey through Japan can be just as memorable on your own.

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Adventure in Japan: Hokkaido and the Narrow Road to the North

Follow a foreigner on a Hokkaido road trip to visit amazing destinations in Japan's snowy northern wilds.

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Life as an English Teacher on Awaji Island

Read one English teacher's experience moving from Osaka to an island near Japan’s Seto Inland Sea.

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Three Small Islands in Japan for Your Next Getaway

Time flows differently on Japan’s remote islands. Here are three of my favorite hidden getaways and why you should visit them yourself.

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Big Fish, Small Pond: Finding Purpose in Rural Japan

City life isn't for everyone. Here's how I found my place in rural Japan with a bit of luck and skill.

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Yakushima: Exploring Japan’s World Heritage Destination from a Different Perspective

Monkeys, a rocket launch and a volcano eruption—all on one journey through this ancient island in Japan.

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What It’s Like Working in an Izakaya in Hokkaido 

A personal account of working at a bustling Japanese restaurant in Hakodate—including crushes, unforgettable characters and a lot of spilled beer. 

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Essential Products for Surviving the Japanese Summer

Feeling like you're melting in the oppressive humidity can only mean one thing—it's summer in Japan.

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Saving the Bears and People of Nagano

Last year, 95% of captured bears were put down. A wildlife organization in Nagano is helping to lower that statistic and reduce encounters between wild bears and humans.

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How to Self Sponsor Your Work Visa

Want to be a freelancer in Japan or work in the gig economy? Here's how to navigate the process from one part-timer's perspective.

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Tokyo’s Club Kids: The Avant-Garde of Gender-Bending Fashion and Drag

An interview with Sisen Murasaki aka DJ Sisen.

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