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Arcana Izu

Izu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan<p>Japan’s rural ryokan present a bit of a challenge in classification; while they’re new and uncharted territory for most foreigners, to the Japanese they’re as traditional as it gets. But the Arcana, on the Izu peninsula two hours outside of Tokyo, is one we can all …

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Beyond the Guidebook - 5 Expats Talk Tokyo's Best Neighborhoods for Visitors to Stay In!

In the great, widespread concrete jungle of Tokyo, it can be overwhelming for first-time visitors to choose an area or neighborhood to stay in. Here, …

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You can bathe in wine, coffee or green tea at this Japanese spa

A spa in Japan that bills itself as a “hot springs amusement park” allows guests to unwind in baths of green tea, coffee and even red wine.<p>The Hakone Kowakien Yunessun hot springs spa and water amusement park is famous for its rather unusual repertoire of hot tubs. The spa, which is located 50 …

Hot Springs

After 20 Years, I Finally Got To Fulfill My Childhood Dream To Photograph Japan’s Beauty

I’ve wanted to go to Japan ever since I was a child. Its culture, nature, and architecture – I always thought those were absolutely beautiful.<p>Last …

Japan

These Japanese Monkeys Obsessed With Hot Springs Are Living Their Best Lives

As any cold weather adventurer will tell you, there’s nothing quite like slipping into a hotter-than-hot bath after a long day of trekking through …

Hot Springs

Japan's got an app for your appetite?! Giant touchscreen magic: Japan's most advanced coinless vending machine is pretty much like you'd expect

Apple may have just unveiled a trio of new iPhones, but Japan is well acquainted with a different sense of screen magic: the touchscreen vending …

Acquainted

Why is this Japan's worst city?

JAPAN is home to some of the world’s most iconic cities; offering the bustling modernity of Tokyo right down to the peaceful, old-fashioned charm of …

Japan

Mt. Yoshino Cherry blossoms, autumn foliage Natural hot spring Outdoor hot spring bath Japanese-style inn with Ayurvedic therapy

Day Plan<p>Day Bath Plan<p>A plan for relaxing in our prized hot spring.<p>JPY 1,000 per person(Includes service charges and tax) (towel is provided as …

Guide to booking popular museums in Tokyo

Museums<p>Yayoi Kusama Museum<p>Waseda<p>With a media fanfare usually reserved for heads of state, the Yayoi Kusama Museum opened in late 2017, with a …

Art

In Pictures: Inside Japan’s Ninna-ji Temple Stay

Inside Japan’s Ninna-ji Temple Stay<p>Tour operation Inside Japan is giving guests a chance to stay overnight at the ancient Ninna-ji Temple in …

Japan

5 Traditional Japanese Superfoods and How To Use Them

Unlock the secret to the world's nation with the highest life expectancy.<p>August 25, 2018<p>Want to know why the Japanese live so long? Here are five …

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This Instagram account is dedicated solely to Japanese toilets

Japanese toilets have attained somewhat of a legendary status. Tales of the futuristic facilities, robot-like voice features, and sophisticated …

Japan

10 Things You Need to Know about Hokkaido before You Go!

Hokkaido: Japan's gorgeous wild northern island is a vast and rich area filled with spectacular scenery, incredible food and friendly people. But in …

Japan

Think you know Yen?! Fun Facts & Trivia About Japanese Money!

The yen is such a curious currency! The materials used to make the bank notes and coins of a country and the designs for them differ from country to …

Japan

The Best Places in Japan for Budget Travelers

Despite its long-held reputation for being one of the more expensive countries to visit in Asia, Japan is actually surprisingly cheap. Of course, in …

Incredible Things to do in Kyoto That Won't Break the Bank

Do you need to prepare for an upcoming trip to Japan by knowing a list of things to do in Kyoto that wont break the bank, you have come to the right …

Japan

10 Really Strange Things To Do When You’re In Japan

<b>Wine bath, anyone?</b><p>Ready, set, Gyoza! It’s time to plan your next trip to the land of temples, geishas and cat cafes – Japan. From hot-tub karaoke to …

Japanese KitKat Journey - Taste Testing the Unique Flavors!

It is a really popular chocolate in the UK, yet in recent years it has gained a new worldwide fame for making a small, yet impactful, change to the …

RECOMMENDED TOKYO ITINERARIES with Estimated Budget: 1 Day to 8 Days

Tokyo is a vibrant city. Its towering skyscrapers, monuments, historic shrines, hole-in-the-wall restaurants, and glitzy shopping centers make it an …

Japan wage growth hits 21-year high, signals pickup in household spending

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's household spending slid in June but real wages rose at their fastest pace in more than 21 years thanks to higher summer bonuses, a sign the benefits of a prolonged economic recovery are broadening.<p>Household income also marked the fastest gain in three years on an increase …

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火照った身体を癒す、涼感を誘う京都のスポット5選

瑠璃光院<p>猛暑の続く日本。連日の酷暑に、身も心も干上がりますね。夏の疲れを癒すには、涼を呼ぶ景色が火照りを静めてくれることでしょう。今回は京都の涼感を誘うスポットで、自然の涼に浸ってくださいね。<p>陽射しを遮る竹の小径 嵐山 竹林の小径<p>縁結びで人気の野宮神社から天龍寺の北側を通り、大河内山荘庭園まで約40 …

Flight Deal: U.S. to Tokyo from $659 Round-Trip

These flights normally cost well over $1,000 round-trip, so get moving.<p>In November 2017, we wrote about how Tokyo has the most Michelin-starred restaurants in the world—<i>234</i>!—and thanks to Singapore Airlines, it's easier than ever to check them out. The award-winning airline—#3 on our 2017 Readers' …

The 38 Essential Osaka Restaurants

Where to find fancy Japanese steaks, loaded okonomiyaki, chewy udon, and fluffy Dojima roll cake in Japan’s second-largest city<p>Japan’s second-largest city has long been nicknamed “the Nation’s Kitchen,” so it’s natural that its biggest draw is the cooking. Food is in Osaka’s blood — “<i>kuidaore</i>,” …

How you can help victims of Japan’s massive flood and earthquake by enjoying delicious Kit Kats

This <b>one of the best-tasting Kit Kat flavors out of Japan’s many exclusives</b>, and it’s aiding the recovery of disaster-stricken Osaka and West …

Japan Inc. Is Decluttering—and Foreign Investors Love the Look

Growing pressure to improve returns and corporate governance is straining the ownership ties that bind many public companies together<p>TOKYO—Time may be running short for the Japanese conglomerate.<p>Growing pressure to improve returns and corporate governance is straining the decades-old ownership ties …

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LIVE JAPAN Perfect Guide Hokkaido: Celebrate the Great Opening with Us, from Tokyo to North Japan!

On July 12, 2018, we celebrated the launch of LIVE JAPAN Perfect Guide Hokkaido! More than two years ago, in April of 2016, LIVE JAPAN Perfect Guide …