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50 Magnificent Views in Japan that You Shouldn't Miss

Japan has so many of the world's famous magnificent views. Although there are so many different kinds, like natural views or cultural sites, the fact …

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What Not to Do When Traveling to Kyoto

There is nothing worse when you’re traveling abroad than acting like one of “those” tourists. You know the ones: They have no knowledge of local …

Food Culture | Kyoto Travel Guide <Official

Kyokaiseki<p>This is an artistic and gracious Japanese seasonal cuisine. In...<p>Yu Do-fu<p>Tofu is made by coagulating soy milk and then pressing the …

10 Travel Survival Tips for Japan, Starting With Mastering the Toilet

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Japan has an expansive list of stunning sites to see when visiting the country. But before venturing out to this island …

38 Tips to Save Money While Traveling in Japan

The idea of traveling around Japan sounds like it will require a lot of money, so don't you wish that you had some handy tips to make it cheaper? …

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17 Japanese Gardens

posted by John Spacey, September 15, 2015<p>Japan has hundreds of interesting gardens.<p>The majority of the country's gardens are temple gardens designed …

Travelling by Train in Japan: The Ultimate Sightseeing Experience – Japan Info

Are you wondering what it is like to ride on a Japanese Passenger Train? If your tour itinerary includes a train ride to the countryside, you better …

5 things that are considered incredibly rude in Japan

With its baroque rituals and ancient traditions, Japanese etiquette strikes fear in the hearts of even seasoned travelers. But no need to worry: It's effort — not execution — that matters most to the Japanese.<p>"Everybody understands you're from a different culture," says Yuko Ehara, a Tokyo-based …

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Here’s how the Japanese want tourists to behave in Kyoto

Japan’s historic city of Kyoto just released an etiquette manual for tourists traveling to the area.<p>The guide contains 18 do’s and don’ts for …

6 must-do cultural activities in Kyoto – Japan Info

Kyoto, a city in Honshu island, is not only famous for its interesting places but also its cultural depth. You can find many temples and shrines in …

Japan’s 10 best restaurants, as chosen by foreign travelers

People travel to Japan for all sorts of different reasons. Many are seeking a taste of tradition and history, and plan visits to the country’s most …

In Japan, Where to Find Gifts That Are Actually Good

Amid the kitsch, stores crafting memorable souvenirs can be found.<p>When you’re visiting Japan, it’s apparent the country loves western brands and …

How to Explore Japan By Train Without Ever Leaving Home

View from a streetcar in Nagasaki. Photo by Nevin Thompson.There is an entire community of Japanese vloggers devoted to the genre of <i>tenbo shaso</i> …

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The Monocle Travel Guide to Tokyo | Video

Monocle travels to the Japanese capital for a comprehensive survey of the best the city has to offer.<p>It is no secret that Tokyo has no shortage of charms, from its abundant retail options, unending array of the most sumptuous restaurants, evocative sights, and unparalleled infrastructure. All of …

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Once Remote Japan Welcomes Growing Tourism

In the late 1970s, I was part of the woman's pro tennis tour playing exhibition games throughout Japan. In many places, children would touch my freckles to see if they came off. They wanted to touch my blond hair because they'd never seen it in real life.<p>Margaret Court was among the players with …

30 Must-Buy Souvenirs at Narita Airport

Some people prefer to travel light in Japan and save their shopping til the airport. Here’s a list of items you can buy at Narita Airport, your final …

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The Wonders of Tokyo Station: a short guide – Japan Info

Tokyo Station is not just a station. It has become another city which now timelessly fascinates all the people from travellers to businessmen, wide …

Japan in September: One cultural trip, one active escape, and one city break

Each week, we invite three companies to offer us their best deal for a specific break. All prices are per person, based on two sharing, and include …

Day in Hiroshima

Trip Index:<p>As a child I’d learned in history class about the atomic bomb that had been dropped over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 and that it had …

Escape Tokyo's baking heat with a cool trek up Mount Takao

Mount Takao, located in Hachioji about an hour west of central Tokyo by train, is a popular destination for day-tripping hikers.<p>It is surprising to …

Well Trained: An Essential Guide to Etiquette on Japan’s Rail System

Japans’ rail system—from its bullet trains to the efficiency of the Tokyo subway system—is famous for its orderliness, and for its rules. Lots of …

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7 Dharma Tools for Depression: How the Buddha Helped Me Get Out of my Pajamas & Back Into Life.

When I started meditating, I didn’t have expectations that it would do anything for my depression.<p>I thought depression was treated by therapy and …

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Japan’s 30 best travel destinations, as chosen by overseas visitors

Just in time for the peak summer travel season, website <b>TripAdvisor</b> has released its annual list of the highest-rated spots in Japan from its foreign …

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Japanese Pick Tokyo's Best Sights

<i>Photo by Gail Nakada</i><p>Dreaming of a trip to Tokyo? Cherry blossoms, Ginza, Harajuku, the temples and shrines, Cos Play posers and that psychedelic Robot Restaurants you've heard so much about... You're not the only one. Tokyo is a top destination for Japanese travelers, too.<p>J<i>apanese pour over Tokyo</i> …

10 tips to avoid a social faux pas in Japan | CNN Travel

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Tears Started To Flow Freely As I Released The Tension From That Day And From Many Others In My Past

Below are excerpts from <i>“How Transcendental Meditation Changed My Life,”</i> written by Paola Varvaro and originally posted on The Huffington Post.<b><br>Day …

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