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5 Guided Tours Where You Can Experience Tokyo Like A Local Lead
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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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Live

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

We’ve tapped into the insider information of Sakura Hotel Nippori to bring you ideas that you won’t find in the local guidebooks.

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Ultimate Guide to the Most Popular Japan Art Festival: Setouchi Triennale

Advice from a local expert on how to get the most out of Japan's No. 1 scenic art destination.

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3 Simple Ways to Discover Japan’s Unique Food Culture

Let Japan and its unique culture of food blow your mind — and your senses — with amazing “konbini,” exclusive “ekiben” and subterranean “depachika.”

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Culture

Why You Need to Experience Kagura, Japan’s Oldest Performance Art

When demons invite you to dance, you obviously say yes.

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How Did Cherry Blossom Viewing Start in Japan?

We asked hanami revelers if they knew the origins of cherry blossom viewing.

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7 Food Theme Parks and Museums in Japan for the Hungry Traveler

Take a culinary adventure to these Japanese destinations where playing with your food is encouraged!

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