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5 Unmissable Things to Do in Fukuoka

Kyushu's port city is full of delicious food and entertainment, accented with extraordinary natural beauty and a welcoming character. 

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Three Small Islands in Japan for Your Next Getaway

Time flows differently on Japan’s remote islands. Here are three of my favorite hidden getaways and why you should visit them yourself.

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Oshima, Niijima and Kozushima: 3 Distinct Cultures of Tokyo Far from the City

Fancy sampling what island life has to offer? Take a short trip from Tokyo to experience what to see and do on three of the capital’s beautiful islands.

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5 National Parks Where You Can Explore Japan’s Great Outdoors

Whether you crave a multi-day outdoor adventure or simply want some natural beauty to restore the senses—Japan's majestic national parks await.

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Aogashima: A Natural Paradise, a Part of Tokyo

This Tokyo island’s distance from the city and unique double volcano make it a must-visit destination.

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5 More Cool Studio Ghibli Locations You Can Visit in Japan

What were some of the real-life locations that inspired our favorite anime films?

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Experience the Coastal Legacy and Natural Heart of Japan’s Kii Peninsula

Uncover coastal villages, misty mountains and the legacy of the "ama"—Japanese female divers with a tradition dating back more than 2,000 years.

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Early Spring: Cherry Blossoms and Plums in Kanagawa and Shizuoka

Early spring is the perfect opportunity for a weekend escape to celebrate sakura and hanami in coastal towns outside of Tokyo.

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5 Things I Miss About Living in Japan

You never know what you miss until you don't have it anymore.

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5 Things You Can Do in Nagoya’s Osu Shopping District

Aichi Prefecture's best-covered shopping area connects to the beautiful Osu Kannon Temple and is a great place to spend the day.

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Discover the Iconic Gorges, Legends and UNESCO World Heritage Temples of Iwate Prefecture

A mere two hours by train from Tokyo, this secluded region of Tohoku feels a world away.

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A Visit to Iwate Prefecture Offers Visitors the Perfect Blend of Nature, Culture and History

Experience one of the last hidden gems of Japan traveling through the largest prefecture in Tohoku.

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