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A walk through Nijo Castle Kyoto

On our first day in Kyoto, after a few hours strolling through NIshiki Market, we took a taxi and headed directly to Nijo Castle. One of the …

Pancakes on a stick are Japan's hottest new food trend

The <b>one store that sells these delectable treats</b> is just as cute as the <b>skewered pancakes</b> themselves!<p>When it comes to good-looking food, Tokyo’s …

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The ultimate city guide to Kyoto, Japan

It was such a cliché it could have been a scene from a film. Across the narrow and fast-flowing river was a brightly lit restaurant. In the window …

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Tokyo Airport: Everything A Travelling Man Needs To Know

Flying into the Land of the Rising Sun used to be a trivial matter.<p>You landed at Tokyo Narita, took the long trek into the centre of the city and …

Hokkaido 114 - Yoshiyama Shouten @ Sapporo Ramen Republic • Sassy Urbanite's Diary

One Stop Hokkaido Ramen Restaurants at Sapporo Ramen Republic (Sapporo Ramen Kyowakoku)<p>Sapporo Ramen Republic or also known as Sapporo Ramen …

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MOUNT HAKODATE: "Glimmering Jewelry Box" Night View from Mt. Hakodate!

<i>by Abigail Javellana</i>During the night, the city of Hakodate glows from the surface of the world with bright lights and incredible beauty.Awarded with …

Tokyo On A Budget - 10 Free Things To Do In Tokyo

Shares 3K<p>I just got back from a trip to Tokyo, Japan, and OH MY GAHD.<p><b>This city is seriously a dream. It's such a magical place with a hidden gem on</b> …

5 Great Winter Activities in Sapporo | All About Japan

Okay, so this is not actually in Sapporo, but this yearly ice festival is a great option for visitors who can't catch the more famous <i>Yuki Matsuri</i> …

Kyoto: One Perfect Walk

<i>Photo courtesy Shu Nakada.</i><p><i>See the best of old Kyoto in one picture-perfect stroll.</i><p>This hillside walk lets you taste, touch, and see the historical Kyoto of stone-paved streets, traditional architecture, and tiled roofs you traveled so far to find. Three narrow streets by famous Kiyomizu Temple …

For First Timers To Osaka: How To Enjoy Dotonbori, Osaka's Downtown

<b>Dotonbori</b> is one of the most popular tourist destinations in <b>Osaka</b>. It's so popular that almost everyone in Japan has heard of it. But unless they are …

Tokyo: How To Holiday Like A Local

Tokyo is a delicious assault on the senses. A tidal wave of lights, sounds, smells and an entirely different culture hits you as soon as you enter …

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How much can we use Japan Rail Pass in downtown Tokyo? | Rail travel in Japan complete guide

I wrote the post about Tokyo subway long time ago. I mentioned that Subway is the best for sightseeing in Tokyo. But some of you travel in Japan for …

Visit Japan – 14 reasons you have to make Tokyo your big 2017 holiday

Tokyo is everything you’ve ever dreamed an Asian city to be but super-sized and with the volume cranked up to 11.<p>It’s a sprawling metropolis, crammed …

12 spots to frequent in Tokyo if you want to be a true local

Saying Tokyo is overwhelming to visit is a gross understatement. Searching for a decent happy place to unwind or simply enjoy a lazy afternoon can …

Explore the World of Ninja by Visiting This Ninja House in Shiga, Japan – Japan Info

Koka-ryu Ninjutsu Yashiki (甲賀流忍術屋敷), roughly translated as “Koka-style house of ninja techniques,” is also known as the Koka Ninja House in English. …

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Top 10 Things to Do in Kyoto, Japan | The Planet D

Once the capital city, Kyoto remains the cultural and spiritual heart of Japan. With so many things to do in Kyoto like ryokans, tea houses, zen …

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Where to Shop in Tokyo

In Tokyo’s Nakano district, there was a store called “The shop that sells things people left on trains.” That was the name of the shop. And it sold, …

How to Get Around Tokyo by Train

Taxis are expensive, and buses can be confusing for first-timers. In Tokyo, the train is the most efficient mode of transportation. Tokyo has an …

10 Best-Kept Secrets In Tokyo, Japan

To say Tokyo is a city filled with secrets would be a gross understatement. Every corner of this bustling city is home to a new surprise, which is …

The Best Natural Onsen In Tokyo

Japan is one of the most volcanically active places on Earth. As a result, the country is rich in natural hot springs and mineral resources, which …

Where to stay in Tokyo for tourists and first time visitors

It can be rather challenging to find where to stay in Tokyo for tourists and first-time visitors. There are several questions to ask yourself such …

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The top 5 things to do when visiting Hokkaido, Japan.

Heavenly Hokkaido<p>Few locations on earth offer such vast or varied options as Hokkaido, the most northerly of Japan’s islands. From top-rated skiing …

Niseko Is Japan’s Mythical Powder Paradise

After three sunny days, Niseko is finally getting back to normal. It's snowing.<p>I'm with a dozen members of a snowboard club from Tokyo, and together we zip down a short run covered in fairy dust, then ride the lift back to the top of the mountain, only to discover that, in the ten minutes we spent …

Japan’s top train station bento boxed lunches for 2016, as picked by travelers

If you’re <b>riding the rails in Japan</b>, here’s how you should be <b>stuffing your face</b>.<p>Japan is a nation whose populace shows an extraordinary enthusiasm for …

Exploring Japan’s mystical northern island

For Japanese people who grew up on Honshu, (the main island of Japan), Hokkaido – Japan’s northernmost island – arouses feelings of the exotic and …