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Alexa Chung’s Guide To Tokyo

Like any seasoned traveller, Alexa Chung took on Tokyo with a list of districts to explore and hot spots to tick off. She even took <i>Vogue</i> along for …

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KYOTO ON A BUDGET 2018: Travel Guide & Itinerary

It was mid-summer when I set foot in Kyoto for the first time. The deciduous forest of the Arashiyama district was very lush and green, awfully …

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22 Bucket List Things To Do In Tokyo For The Most Epic Trip Ever

It seems as though all your friends and your friends' moms are flying out east to vacation in Tokyo these days. But it's definitely not surprising. …

10 cool things to do in Kyoto

Shiny golden temples, ultra-calm Zen gardens and scarlet-lipped geisha are all evocative of Japan's old imperial capital. Kyoto is a soothing …

A New Restaurant in Tokyo Has its Own Indoor Forest and Cave

Whether you've visited Japan or not, you've likely heard about its incredible culinary scene — and its capital city, Tokyo, in particular, has some …

Easy Come, Easy Go: 4 Things to Consider if You’re Thinking About a Life in Japan

I’ve lived in Japan for almost 10 years. Yet, of the thousands of foreigners who come here to work every year, most will stay for one or just a few …

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10 Under-the-Radar Hidden Gems You Can Only See in Japan

It's time to venture outside Tokyo! From subtropical beaches and snow-capped mountains to ancient shrines and animal reserves, there's no a shortage …

Relax and Surround Yourself With Books at This Book Lover’s Haven in Shinjuku

A book lover’s haven has opened in the heart of Shinjuku, Japan. Discover the pleasures of staying at the TSUTAYA BOOK APARTMENT below! TSUTAYA BOOK …

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What’s that brown sauce in Chinese takeout?

<i>Amuse Our Bouche</i> <i>is</i> The Takeout’s <i>column that answers your burning, boiling, and flambéed food questions.</i><p>Why does your attempt at home-cooked Chinese …

Love Onsen? Read This Guide to Japan's Best Inns and Hot Springs

Categories: Best OfTravelingBody: Imagine opening a book so filled with peace that you long to jump in and revel in it. Such is the case with the new …

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7 Reasons Why Japan Is Amazing For Solo Female Travelers

When choosing a suitable destination to travel to as a solo female, Japan may not be the first place that springs to mind, and that isn’t for any derogatory reason, but simply because there is not enough information out there about precisely <i>how</i> female friendly Japan actually is.<p>Solo female …

9 Books You Should Read to Help You Understand Japan

10 'Bad' Habits That Are Actually Signs You're Smarter Than You Think

Not an excuse to be gross though!<p>Here's the thing about bad habits. Many of them can hurt you when taken to the extreme. But in small doses, those …

These Are the Most Popular Healthy Foods on Pinterest

As the days get shorter and the weather turns chilly, we tend to stray from salads and tuck into comfort foods. But it’s possible to pack warm fall …

10 simple ways to travel without looking like a tourist

Why would you worry about looking like a tourist? It’s always been my feeling that it comes with certain disadvantages. You get treated differently – occasionally better, but often much worse. You are an obvious target for sales scams. And crucially, I think, you tend to feel more alienated – …

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The New Generation of Japanese Accommodations

Any traveler to Japan knows that its sense of hospitality — the sober, subtle beauty of the country’s lodgings, and the elegant, unobtrusive service within them — is unmatched anywhere else. For years, visitors could choose between two kinds of hotels: the Western kind (though often reinterpreted …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Japanese Onsen Etiquette

Courtesy of Nishumuruya Honkan<p>The onsen at Nishumuruya Honkan, one of Japan's best ryokan.<p>Before you soak, you need to know the specific dos and …

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Kyoto hotels - 1511 cheap accommodations

If you want to stay in the best hotel in Kyoto, Japan, please come to Trip.com for a custom trip.<p>Kyoto is a city filled with charm of humanity and …

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10 Major Cities in Japan: Which One Should You Visit?

Japan’s rich history combined with its unique and exciting modern culture, have made it one of the most popular countries that people dream of …

A 280-Year Old Dried Foods Shop in Tokyo Gets a Facelift

In 1737 a shop opened for business in what is now Nihonbashi, a central part of Tokyo that neighbors Ginza. And for 8 generations Yagicho Honten has …

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First Permanent Sailor Moon Store Opens In Japan

Until now, the only <i>Sailor Moon</i> stores in Japan have been temporary pop-up shops. That’s changed with the country’s first permanent <i>Sailor Moon</i> store …

Why Fukuoka Is a Foodie’s Paradise

Amazing Tokyo

Smugmug Portfolio<p>I’m always updating my SmugMug Portfolio so be sure to pop over there to see the latest!<p>Live on The New Screen Savers!<p>I had a fun …

Where to Eat in Tokyo Right Now

Our methodology is simple. We asked ourselves to be really honest, like “last meal” honest, about the food we live and fly for, and we canvased our trusted network of writers, chefs, and restaurateurs for the dishes they can’t stop dreaming about thereafter. What follows is the print-it-out …

Shinjuku!

Before Photo<p>Here’s the “Before” photo for today’s Daily Picture:<p>Daily Photo – Shinjuku!<p>…and here's the after photo! Thanks again Aurora HDR and the …

Particles: De

What are particles?<p>Particles are probably one of the most difficult and confusing aspects of Japanese sentences. A particle (<b>joshi</b>) is a word that …

Enjoy the Art of Japanese Table Grill with a Traditional Shichirin Hida Konro 七輪飛騨こんろ

After my trip to Japan, what I appreciate about Japanese cuisine, apart from the central role played by fresh seafood, is the more delicate and …

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10 Things About Japan’s Shinkansen Bullet Train Which Is All Set To Revolutionize Indian Railways

Chances are you've already heard of the big fat bullet fast news: India and Japan have embarked on an ambitious new railway project which will …

A luxury hotels on wheels: on board Japan's spectacular Shiki-shima train

For Train Suite Shiki-shima passengers, the five-star experiences starts at Tokyo station. On arrival they walk a red carpet along Platform 13.5 to the train doors, where they are greeted by bowing staff. A striking, futuristic vehicle in champagne and gold and with geometric cut-out windows, the …

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Japan for Beginners: The Country’s Most Effortless City

With half the foreign visitors of Kyoto, the seaside city of Fukuoka offers similar charms—the history, the shrines, the food, the knockout scenery—but at a much slower pace<p>It feels silly to apply the term “life affirming” to a bowl of noodles. But when I arrived in Fukuoka, dead-tired after the …

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