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A Magical Moomin Theme Park Is Now Open Just Outside of Tokyo

It's a whimsical world of wholesome adventure at Moominvalley Park.

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Muji is Opening Its First Japanese Hotel in Tokyo

Open from next Thursday, the new Muji hotel is now accepting reservations.

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5 Ways to Play with Poop at the Unko Museum Yokohama

The world's first poop museum is open from now until July 2019.

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Mukogaoka Yuen: Exploring Kawasaki’s Cultural Playground

Get artsy with the avant-garde world of Taro Okamoto, the cuteness of Doraemon and your own indigo-dyeing talent.

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Golden Week 2019: Make the Most of This Year’s Super-Sized Break

Day trips, overnight stays or something longer, here are three “Platinum” Week options.

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Making Reservations in Japanese

Failsafe ways to book accommodations, tickets and dinners out in Japan.

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The Story of Shimokitazawa

There's history behind this hipster 'hood, once dubbed the coolest neighborhood in the world.

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5 Craft Beer Festivals to Attend in Japan this Spring

Lovers of craft brew unite! As spring approaches celebrations of beer blossom!

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5 Tips for Women Traveling Solo in Japan

One of the world’s safest countries, Japan can still be daunting for lone female travelers.

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A Guide to Hiking the Kumano Kodo Iseji Route in Mie, Japan

Including the history, guide maps, itineraries, and what to see, do and eat along the Iseji Route.

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Hot Prepper: Be Ready for an Emergency in Japan

Knowing what to do before a disaster happens can save you when it does.

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Yudanaka: The Heavenly Onsen Town Next to Hell Valley

Close to the Snow Monkey Park, foreigner-friendly Yudanaka Onsen in Nagano makes for a great day or overnight hot spring trip.

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