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Nageiredo Temple on Mount Mitoku Tottori Japan
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Hiking to Nageiredo, Japan’s Most Dangerous National Treasure

Harness your inner strength and climb outside your comfort zone on Tottori Prefecture’s Mount Mitoku

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How to Experience Yamagata City Like a Local

Tokyo is overrated. Head up to lesser-known Yamagata Prefecture where a more authentic Japan is ripe for discovery.

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Voyaging Towards Introspection with the Yamabushi Mountain Monks

A symbolic death and rebirth in the mountains of Yamagata, but not without indulging in the local nightlife

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Study Japanese in An Enchanting Winter Wonderland in Rural Northern Japan

Immersion courses at Akita Inaka School offer a chance to become part of a local community and make unforgettable memories.

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5 Unique Things I Found While Thrifting in Japan

Horror movie collectibles, anime figurines and more.

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5 Shops to Try Yokohama’s Local Iekei Ramen

Discover this local ramen style that’s creamy and chewy with all the toppings.

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A Gourmet Guide to Yokohama West Gate

Where to eat and drink in this little-known culinary corner of Tokyo’s cosmopolitan neighbor and RWC host city, Yokohama.

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Study Anime, Video Games and Digital Media at a Japanese University: Digital Hollywood University Tokyo

Digital Hollywood University claims to turn your hobbies into a pathway to a career in the industry. GaijinPot went to the open campus to find out more.

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Discover Central Japan: A Travel Guide to Mie, Aichi, Gifu and Nagano Prefectures

Whether it's your first, fifth or fiftieth time in Japan—central Japan deserves your attention.

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Six Magic Spots in Little Edo: Must-Sees On a Day Trip to Kawagoe

This tiny Saitama town on the Seibu Railway line will transport you back into Japan’s feudal days with its picture-perfect historical architecture and sites.

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Visiting Yokohama? This Online Map Will Help You Explore the Best of the City’s Food Culture

Eat like a local with the Yokohama West Gate Restaurant Guide.

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Top Things to Do in Gifu and Nagano Prefectures: A Guide to Traveling in Central Japan

Join GaijinPot in a new video as we travel step by step along the same ancient trails of a land ruled by samurai.

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Unraveling the Mysteries of Kinbaku, the Erotic Art of Japanese Rope Bondage