April 2014

You’ll Never Believe the Prices in Japan

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With intelligent planning – and a little bit of restraint – you can travel in Japan without going broke.

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30 Pictures That Will Make You Want to Visit Japan

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If you aren’t yet planning your own trip to the Land of the Rising Sun, I hope these photos inspire you to take the next plane to Tokyo.

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How to Time Travel from Tokyo

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Nikko is just a short trip away from Tokyo, geographically, but it feels like going back in time several centuries.

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Me, the Mountains and a Dozen Nude Japanese Men

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My past three weeks in Japan have been extraordinary, no doubt, but they’ve also been extraordinarily exhausting. So naturally, I had to cap them off in a place known for extraordinary relaxation!

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Monkeying Around in the Japanese Alps

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Seeing Japan’s snow monkeys reminded me of the time another traveler (the one who first informed me of their existence, no less) made a monkey out of me.

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The Cutest, Cuddliest Islands in the World

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Japan is world-famous for cuteness, so it should come as no surprise that it’s home to the cutest islands on the planet.

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These Japanese Cedars Pre-Date Civilization

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Yakushima differs profoundly from everywhere else I’ve seen in Japan, yet I can’t help but wonder if the spirits of its ancient forests transformed me in a deeper way.

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Hatred and Healing in Hiroshima

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If you’re considering a trip to Hiroshima and it’s convenient for you to visit, I definitely suggest you come here, if only to see if for yourself and to form your opinion.

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