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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.

Tokyo Racecourse Heading
October 19, 2017

A Day at the Races: How to Watch Horse Racing in Tokyo

Looking for something a little bit different to do in Tokyo? Watching horse racing is one of the country’s most popular pastimes — find out why with a fun-filled day at the Tokyo Racecourse.

Okinawa_Hotel_Estinate
September 28, 2017

5 Ways You Can Prolong Your Summer at this Kick-Ass Okinawa Hotel

Let staff guide you through the best of what Okinawa has to offer at Estinate Hotel, where it’s sun, sea and spontaneity all year round.

Spartan Race Japan
September 20, 2017

6 Things to Know About the Spartan Race Japan

The second Spartan Race to be held in Japan is happening in October and there are still spots available. Are you up for it?

Docomo Wifi for Visitors
September 9, 2017

10 Best Photos Submitted So Far For Our Wi-Fi Giveaway

GaijinPot is collaborating with Japan’s leading Wi-Fi provider to offer free individual internet access to tourists in a month-long Instagram contest! Here are some of the best entries so far.

Millennials Kyoto
August 31, 2017

This Hi-Tech Pod Hotel in Kyoto Is Changing the Way We Work

And it’s not just because of the free beer.

Alata by Alternative Theatre Lead
August 1, 2017

Alata: 5 Reasons to See this Crazy New Samurai Action Musical

How does that phrase go? Only in Japan.

Things to do in Suginami (Koenji, Asagaya, Ogikubo, Nishi-Ogikubo), Tokyo
June 30, 2017

24 Hours in Suginami Tokyo

Only have one day to spare in Tokyo? Experience the city like a local with this immersive itinerary for Suginami Ward — and prepare to forget everything you thought you knew about Japan.

8 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do in Nihonbashi
June 13, 2017

8 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Nihonbashi

In Japan, all roads lead to Nihonbashi — so what to do when you get there? Here are eight unconventional ideas to get you started.

Akihabara at night
June 5, 2017

24 Hours in Akihabara

Make the most of a day in Tokyo’s “Electric Town” with this whirlwind itinerary of geeky shrines, electronics shopping, arcades, maid cafés and extreme ramen.

Takamine Onsen
May 29, 2017

Bathing Above the Clouds at Takamine Onsen

This picturesque ryokan in the mountains of Nagano looks like something from a fantasy travel magazine. Good news: It’s real and the owner wants you to come and discover it.

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