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Pocket Wi-Fi in Japan: Two Discounted Options for Short and Long-Term Stays

Get access to free unlimited data or have your delivery fee waived with these special offers for GaijinPot readers.

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Sleep Steps Away From Dotonbori at The Lively Hotel in Osaka

Or just drink fancy cocktails at the rooftop bar till dawn. Who needs sleep anyway?

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Top Things to Do in Aichi Prefecture: A Guide to Traveling in Central Japan

From temples to ninjas to robots, join the journey to the heart of Japan with GaijinPot in this video.

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Top Things to Do in Mie Prefecture: A Guide to Traveling in Central Japan

Watch GaijinPot explore the outdoor activities, unique spiritual experiences, and Unesco sites of Mie in our latest travel video.

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The Lively Hotel in Fukuoka Has a Free Beer With Your Name on It

And that's not the only benefit of staying at Fukuoka’s newest lifestyle hotel.

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Shotengai: Exploring the Nostalgic Pulse of Japan’s Local Shopping Streets

Beyond the tourist hotspots, old shopping streets, train stations, and underground arcades have the power to transport you decades back in time.

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5 Guided Tours Where You Can Experience Tokyo Like A Local

Crash courses in bar lingo, uncovering secret hideouts and boozing up in suburbs, these tours will show you the true Tokyo.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Climbing Mt. Fuji

First-time tips for climbing Japan's iconic peak.

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GaijinPot’s 2019 Cherry Blossom Contest Winner and Top 20 Photos

And the #gaijinpotsakura grand prize goes to...

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Ink and Onsen: How to Enjoy Hot Springs If You Have Tattoos

A guide to experiencing Japan's hot springs - even when you're inked.

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Pressing Pause on The Tokyo Rush with Two Days in Tottori

My brief escape to healing hot springs, deserts and mountains.

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Why Are These Things So Expensive in Japan?

Movies, pizza, bullet trains and mobile phones seem more expensive in Japan than elsewhere. Here's how you can save.

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