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5 Things to Do in Japan This Spring (That Don’t Involve Hanami)

If you want to tone down the sakura celebrations this year, here are five alternatives to squatting in the cold on a blue tarp.

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7 Onsen in Chugoku Where Men and Women Can Bathe Together

Soak in the nature and history of one of Japan’s oldest traditions — with ladies and gentlemen alike!

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Lose Yourself in the Seasonal Wonderland of Okayama Prefecture

Exquisite fall foliage, a crow-colored castle, a legend about an ogre-slaying peach-boy. No, you’re not in a fantasy story. This is Okayama.

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5 of Tokyo’s Best Night Views

Unique spots to witness the city come alive after dark.

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4 Quirky Ways to Experience Tokyo at Night

Night-time canoe tours and boozing in black markets — discover a different side of Tokyo.

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20 Things to Do in Taito City

Almost every Tokyo itinerary will include an attraction here but there's more to this eastern ward than meets the eye.

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4 Tips for Getting the Best out of the Sapporo Snow Festival

Reduce needless travel stress and have a better experience at this year’s 70th anniversary winter festival.

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A Race Across Japan to See its Last Original Castles

A cross-country culture trip through Japanese history was slightly mad but changed the way I travel.

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20 Things to Do Along the Kanagawa Coast with the Misaki Maguro Pass

Explore Kanagawa's hidden gems and enjoy some delicious maguro at the same time.

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9 Great Snow Festivals to See in Japan

There’s snow place like Japan when it comes to winter festivals.

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7 Experiences You Can Only Get in Tottori, Japan

Dune't stop me now!

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Ultimate Guide to Observation Decks and Elevated Views in 7 Major Japanese Cities

Brush up on the best lookouts in Sapporo, Tokyo, Yokohama, Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe and Nagasaki.

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