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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Are Japan’s “Animal Islands” All They’re Cracked Up to Be?

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I found both of Japan’s animal islands more disappointing than the majority of other bloggers.

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Exploring the Land of Princess Mononoke

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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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The Saddest Thing About Hiroshima

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Terrible events happened in Hiroshima, but the saddest thing about the city is how disappointing it is as a destination.

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