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Everything You Need To Know About Painting Kitchen Cabinets

Painting kitchen cabinets is a big job (even if you have a tiny kitchen!), so it makes sense that you'd have a lot of questions about the process. …

Home Improvement

A hotel booking site has revealed the things you should always ask for at hotel check-in to get 5-star treatment without paying for it

Staying in a nice hotel is a rare luxury for most of us, meaning that you'll want to make the most of it when you do.<p>With this in mind, travel experts at Hotels.com have shared some tips and tricks for scoring lesser-known freebies or upgrades that'll make your stay that little bit more …

Hospitality

Stairway to heaven: hiking ancient pilgrimage trails in southern Japan

Mountainous Kumano is the holy ground of Japan and pilgrims have been trekking there for centuries. Shrines, mist, forests and waterfalls combine to create an entrancing hike<p>Normally I am not given to praying but the occasion demands it. After bowing twice and clapping twice, I make a silent …

Hiking

10 Things You Must Do In Yokohama

It is a city which is extremely close to Tokyo, yet it seems to get overlooked by many tourists – this is of course the beautiful port city of …

10 Best Things To Do In Hakone for an Extended Stay

Known for its hot springs, sprawling nature, and majestic views of Mt. Fuji, Hakone is one of the most popular side trip options from Tokyo. Only an …

6 of the Most Luxurious Ryokans in Japan

If you feel like you need to disconnect and recalibrate—and have a few days to do it—then look into booking a couple of nights at a Japanese <i>ryokan</i>. These traditional inns date back to the 8th century A.D., and many of the earliest ones were located along the Tokaido route, which connected …

Japan

Most Personality Quizzes Are Junk Science. I Found One That Isn’t.

<i>Our science staff is trying to lead a more scientific life in 2018. Throughout the week, we’ll be questioning whether some of our favorite habits and</i> …

ONE@Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

The entrance to ONE@Tokyo is as eye-catching as it is contemporary: more precisely, it’s hidden behind an abstract arrangement of angular wooden planks at the base of a concrete ten-storey tower. Inspired by the concept of an immersive art exhibit, the hotel, in the eastern Oshiage district of …

8 Incredible Tokyo Airbnbs for Every Style and Budget

Japan is among the most popular travel hotspots in the world. According to Airbnb, one in every three travelers visiting Asia in 2016 had Japan as a …

Frequent-flyer Programs

How to Visit the 7 Hells of Japan

Infernal geothermal activity in Japan’s hot spring capital gives visitors a close look at hell.<p>The boiling, hissing, and sizzling hot springs in the …

Where to Go in Japan: A Cheat Sheet to the Top Destinations

Think of Japan and images of cherry blossoms, Buddhist temples, and a Shinkansen train zooming past Mount Fuji probably come to mind. But this is a …

Japan

Preparing to Hike Japan’s Criminally Underrated Kumano Kodo

Japan's Kumano Kodo is one of the most criminally underrated hikes in the world. As I prepare to hike the iconic pilgrimage, I highlight the …

Hiking

Top Five Coolest Hotels in Tokyo

When you think of the best, coolest hotels in Tokyo, you think of the ultramodern, of stunning neon-lit skyscrapers, pop-culture and maybe cherry …

Japan

If Xanax and Advil Had an Organic, All-Natural Baby, It Would Be These CBD Turmeric Capsules

If you're trying to ditch the prescriptions and over-the-counter pills in lieu of something all natural, we have a product you're going to want to check out ASAP. You already know that turmeric has been used for centuries as a natural anti-inflammatory that can outshine familiar drugs like …

10 Markets In Tokyo You Should Visit

Tsukiji Market<p>Tsukiji Market is the perfect place to shop if you are looking for some fresh fish. Tsukiji is one of the largest wholesale fish and …

Japan

Try this 15-minute toning workout you can do entirely at your desk

Even if it’s totally cool at your company to show up to the office dressed for a workout—or in denim that could double as leggings—that doesn’t mean …

Fitness

10 Fun Halloween Crafts for Kids

Get the kids involved with decorating the house for Halloween. Or use these ideas as an activity if you’re throwing a seasonal party.<p>1 of 10<p>Black …

12 Wireless Bras We Are Currently Obsessed with

We have news that will blow your mind: Bras without underwire can still be supportive. We know it sounds too good to be true, but we have the bras to …

Clothing

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 …

Japan

Watch Aaron Draplin design a logo in 15 minutes

It's fun to watch an A-list designer like Aaron Draplin (creator of Field Notes notebooks) how he goes about designing a new logo. Here, he was …

Graphic Design

7 Hotels That Will Make You Want to Visit Japan

From Tokyo’s bright lights and towering skyscrapers to Kyoto’s ancient temples and tiny teahouses, Japan brilliantly fuses centuries-old culture and …

Japan

Kyoto’s Edo style Starbucks

Have you always dreamed of travelling back in time and sipping tea in the old capital of Japan during the Edo period, whilst simultaneously giving in …

Free Things to Do in Tokyo

With a population that simultaneously embraces unapologetic trendiness and centuries-old traditions, Tokyo presents travelers with paradoxical experiences at every turn. Kimono-clad women amble past contemporary architectural masterpieces. Well-dressed young professionals enjoy a tea ceremony …

Japan

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Hiking the Kumano Kodō: Japan's ancient pilgrimage route

One of Japan's most remote and rewarding journeys, the Kumano Kodō hiking route weaves through the mountainous Kii Peninsula, south of Osaka. Once a sacred pilgrimage reserved for emperors and samurai, the ‘Kumano Old Road’ is today open to all modern-day seekers and wanderers.<p>Walkers on the Kumano …

To truly see Kyoto, walk, bike or take a train through the historic Japanese city

Japan doesn’t do daylight saving time, so it was already dark when I left northern Kyoto’s Ichijoji Station at dinnertime one September. The area’s 14 UNESCO World Heritage sites were closed for the night, but Ichijoji is one of the many Kyoto neighborhoods without any especially celebrated …

Japan

How to Spend 7 Days Japan That Will Leave You Utterly Inspired

Looking for the ultimate Japan itinerary? We’ve mapped out a seven-day schedule that takes you from Tokyo’s neon-lit streets to Kyoto’s …

Visiting the Adorable Residents at the Mount Kinka Squirrel Park in Gifu, Japan

Rachel and Jun (of Jun’s Kitchen), who visited the Kitsune Mura Fox Village in 2015, travelled with a friend to the Mount Kinka Squirrel Village in …

Miyajima: Discover the Japanese Island without the crowds.

Not far from Hiroshima, in the South of Japan, is an island famous for being one of the best views of the country. Its Tori gate is what attracts …

Asia Travel