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The Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan, the world's oldest hotel, with mountains behind it and staff in kimono ready to greet guests out front.
September 14, 2018

The World’s Oldest Hotel: What It’s Like to Stay at Japan’s Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan

This historic mountain retreat in Yamanashi is over 1,300 years old and has been run by the same family for 52 generations.

September 7, 2018

Another Roadside Attraction: 3 Random Joys of Japanese Highway Travel

Planning a road trip in Japan? Remember that it’s not just your destination that matters— it really is all about the journey. Here are three elements to consider adding to your next four-wheeled adventure!

September 3, 2018

Harajuku Design Festa Art Village: Where Art Meets Food Meets Friends

Gallery, café and restaurant; this bohemian art village welcomes everyone — students, teachers and professionals alike — to discuss, view and exhibit their work in a beautifully designed Harajuku setting

August 30, 2018

Local Search Tips for Planning a Trip in Japan

Whether it’s a month-long vacation or quick weekend getaway, instead of jetting off abroad, how about traveling within Japan? GaijinPot gives you advice on how to research your trip and get the best out of it.

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August 29, 2018

5 Unnecessary Things Tourists Do When Traveling in Japan

Don’t be like that guy. Navigate Japan’s tricky travel landscape like a boss by avoiding these common travel mistakes.

J.League club Matsumoto Yamaga on the field.
August 28, 2018

Hometown Heroes: 5 Japanese Soccer Clubs for 5 Types of Fans

As Japan’s footballing stock continues to rise, there’s never been a better time to follow your closest city’s professional soccer club.

August 23, 2018

10 Onsen in Chubu Where Men and Women Can Bathe Together

No trip to the Chubu region is complete without a visit to one of Japan’s most traditional attractions — a mixed-gender hot spring!

August 17, 2018

5 of the Coolest Studio Ghibli Movie Locations You Can Visit in Japan

Travel to real-life places in Japan where scenes from Studio Ghibli’s animated films spring to life.

August 16, 2018

Let’s Eat! 5 Scary Japanese Foods and Why You Should Try Them

To experience the pleasure, you must also brave the pain of Japan’s complex culinary underworld.

August 10, 2018

A Beginner’s Guide to Climbing Mt. Fuji

In honor of this year’s Mountain Day, how about taking on Japan’s most iconic peak?

August 1, 2018

4 Cold Ramen Dishes for the Sweltering Japanese Summer

Bowls of Japan’s famous noodle-based soup don’t always have to be served scalding hot. There are several chilled variations that can be enjoyed in the notoriously hot Japanese summer months.

July 20, 2018

How To Fall In Love With Oita, Japan in 25 Photos

Tokyo seemed like a vapid beast after three days in Oita Prefecture.

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