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11 breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls in the U.S.

Once you’ve seen one great waterfall, you have to see them all. These cascading beauties come in all varieties: tall, skinny, massive and wonderfully picturesque; and if you’re anything like me, you’ll want to visit all of them. Whether you plan on taking a dip or simply taking in the view, these …

11 Photos That Prove Japan Is The Most Beautiful Place On Earth

...not that we needed convincing.<p>Hidenobu Suzuki knows Japan like the back of his hand.<p>This spring, the Toyohashi-based photographer shot some stunning photos of cherry blossoms in his home country. And now that it's rainy season, he's back outdoors to capture more Japanese scenery. (Spoiler alert: …

Few Americans know about this mysterious, remote valley in southern Japan

By Mark Jenkins<p>The Japanese know the Iya Valley for its remoteness, alpine scenery and vine bridges and for being the fabled 12th-century refuge of the Heike clan. Americans are unlikely to know it at all, but if they do, it’s probably because of Alex Kerr.<p>At the tourist information office near …

Yamanashi

A ring of emerald mountains around a low plain forms landlocked Yamanashi prefecture in the Chubu region; a landscape ripe for outdoor activities. …

A $1,000 Day in Tokyo for $100

I walked out of Tokyo Station, the big commuter hub in the city’s Chiyoda district, and turned to look up at its gorgeous brick facade. I was lost. I couldn’t find the Tokyo Station Hotel — a well-reviewed luxury property that was renovated in 2012. My mistake, it turned out, was leaving the train …

Traveling to Japan on a budget – the best FREE places to visit in the country

Vacationing can be an expensive endeavor, so save a bit of yen by visiting these fantastic free locations!<p>Everyone who visits Japan has a huge bucket …

Wakayama, Japan: See fire festival and 10 other things | CNN Travel

Why You Should Learn Japanese Before Visiting Japan

<i>This is the fifth installment of my Japan travelogue. Read my first impressions here, my visit to Odaiba here, my visit to Akihabara here, and my last day in Tokyo here.</i><p>Should you learn Japanese before going to Japan? I would absolutely recommend it! Though my Japanese is poor, I am no longer shy …

Take an Oregon waterfall road trip through the spectacular Columbia River Gorge

There are few places in the world quite as spectacular as the Columbia River Gorge.<p>The high gorge walls were carved during the most recent ice age, …

Late Night Sushi with Osakan Locals

Something that can be frustrating if you're living in or travelling around Japan as a non-native speaker is the absence of English or picture menus. …

Famous Local Osakan Restaurant

I was brought to Aji Ho by a Japanese friend and was instantly blown away by its size and scale. Most restaurants in Japan are pretty small, …

Okonomiyaki Monstrosity Near Osaka Castle

I stumbled into Don Quijote by accident. I had just gone for a long run in nearby Osaka Castle, then showered at a runner's facility, and as is …

Teppanyaki with the Locals in Osaka

There aren't enough unbelievable things I can say about Tres Bon. Taking its name from the French for "very good," it's also honest. Operated …

Fantastic Okinawan Food in the Heart of Osaka

Full Disclosure: Teih'anda Horieten is as close as I've ever come to Okinawan food. I was not able to make it to Okinawa in the year I spent living …

The Best Hotels For Sleep In Japan

Even explorers need to rest.<p>Many travelers set out on journeys in order to find peace and healing for the body and mind. One of the things that leads to true spiritual and physical relaxation, of course, is sleep.<p>The pursuit of quality sleep is no longer a luxury, but an indispensable component of …

Top 10: Things to Do in Hokkaido, Japan

TravelBest Of<p>Hokkaido is often considered by the Japanese to be the country’s last frontier. Unlike Japan’s other islands, it is a place of expansive vistas and untouched wilderness. While it’s the second largest of Japan’s islands, less than 5 percent of the population lives there, including most …

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Learning Japanese – Increasing your vocabulary

Photo from l e o j on flickr.comThis month’s theme is all about increasing your vocabulary. When having a daily conversation in no matter what …

The holy grail of ramen dishes

While Tokyo has Japan’s only Michelin-starred ramen restaurant, the noodle consistently voted as the nation’s most delicious comes from a tiny, family-run shop in Wakayama City.<p>I watched without blinking as a row of six hands performed a bullet-fast dance: a splash of soy sauce, a shower of …

The Best Tokyo Neighborhood for Seeing Japan's Cherry Blossoms

Stroll along the sakura-lined river in Nakameguro, making pitstops at its trendy shops and restaurants.<p>Even in hypermodern Tokyo, spring means slowing down to take part in the time-honored tradition of cherry blossom viewing. While expansive Shinjuku Gyoen National Park and the cosplayer favorite …

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Sights and Bites: What to Eat While Touring Maui, Hawaii

Travel<p>With a cultural map in one hand and a culinary compass in the other, savor the treasured sights then seek the nearby local delectable bites.<p><b>Central Maui</b><p>Most trips to Maui start here, at the Kahului Airport, but visitors often rush through this area on the way to their oceanside …

FlyerMiler Finds the Best Award Miles to Use for Your Next Flight

Frequent flyer miles are awesome, but if you’ve got a frequent flyer account with more than one program, choosing the right one can be a pain. Skip …

The 50 greatest adventures on Earth

Adventure: noun – an unusual and exciting experience; a daring enterprise; a hazardous activity.<p>That’s what the dictionary says. But what does it mean to you? To some, it might involve pushing yourself to the physical limits: summiting a great peak – Kilimanjaro, perhaps – or tackling extreme …