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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.

Grids Hotel + Hostel
May 19, 2017

Grids Hotel and Hostel: Defy Labels at this Cool New Travel Hub

Backpacker youth hostel? Budget hotel? International guesthouse? At Grids Hotel and Hostel, you can experience it all in an authentic new way. Watch the video here.

A geisha at the bar of Mosaic Hostel Kyoto
May 15, 2017

10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Kyoto

Mosaic Hostel give us their insider tips for getting off the beaten track in Japan’s cultural capital. Includes castles, sewage plants and craft beer. Curious? Read on.

May 1, 2017

11 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Saitama

Expect the unexpected with gorgeous scenery, immaculately-preserved history and wonderfully quirky attractions (including Finnish hippopotamuses).

Social Apartment Tokyo
April 29, 2017

5 Ways this Social Apartment is Redefining Share Housing in Tokyo

Finding an affordable, spacious and beautifully-designed apartment in Tokyo is easy. Said no one ever. The social apartment is here to change that.

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