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March 7, 2018

ALTs and Their Utility Belts: 3 Practical Tools for the Classroom

Things will go wrong in an English class, but if you plan ahead for possible hiccups you will rarely be caught by surprise!

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.

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.

Japan Visualmedia Translation Academy
February 24, 2018

Make a Career of Translating your Favorite Japanese Manga, Movies, TV and more with JVTA

Ever dreamed of making a living in subtitle and voice over translations for Japanese manga, movies, TV shows and other visual media? This translation course, ideal for foreign students, makes that a possibility.

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.

February 7, 2018

4 Struggles of an ALT in Japan and How to Overcome Them

As an ALT you must be adaptable. You are a guest within a school and you’re there to help.

February 5, 2018

Winter Tour: Strolling and Snowshoeing Through Gifu’s Hidden Spots

Northern Gifu has much to offer in winter. Let Satoyama Experience guide you through the streets and hills of Hida-Furukawa in this winter wonderland.

February 3, 2018

For Tokyo’s Best Budget Accommodation Sakura Hotel & Hostel Wins Every Time

Six things that set this pioneer of foreigner-friendly accommodation apart from the rest.

25 Things to Do in Yokohama
February 1, 2018

25 Things to Do in Yokohama

There’s plenty of things to do in Yokohama: a city by the beach with a western mind, a Japanese heart and an international soul. Here’s 25 ideas to get you started.

Unwind Hotel & Bar Sapporo
November 21, 2017

This Designer Urban Chalet is a Dream Hokkaido Hotel IRL

Dream of a chalet experience but don’t want to leave the city? The oh-so-cozy Unwind Hotel & Bar brings the Swiss Alps to Sapporo.

November 2, 2017

Huber: Transforming Your Japan Travel Experience

This game-changing startup connects tourists to locals eager to guide foreigners around Japan with customized tours.

Hotel Uno Ueno downstairs
October 30, 2017

4 Things this Hybrid Hostel-Hotel in Tokyo Gets Exactly Right

Hotel Uno Ueno is the latest in Tokyo’s hybrid accommodations that combine the affordability and sociability of a hostel with the upgraded design and amenities of a hotel.

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