Japan

Okinawa Starts Here

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Planning an Okinawa itinerary can quickly go from an easy task to an insurmountable one.

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Gateway to Hokkaido

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When I have another opportunity to return to Hakodate, I jump at it.

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Yes, Japan Has a Desert—and Yes, It’s Amazing

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Japan is the ultimate land of contrasts, so it should come as no surprise when an arid desert randomly appears out of nowhere along its heavily-wooded northern coast.

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Nara—Maybe for the Night

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Visit Japan’s infamous urban deer on a day trip from Osaka or Kyoto, or buck trends and stay the night.

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Tokyo’s Greatest Escapes

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Whether you’re looking for day trips from Tokyo to accent a first taster trip to Tokyo, or are a repeat offender in search of a truly unique excursion, you’re in the right place.

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Tokyo Starts Here

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What I’m about to share is a perspective as rich and diverse as a walk through Tokyo’s streets.

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The Fastest Ways to Ride Japan’s Rails

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The answer to which is the fastest Shinkansen is ever-changing—the underlying technology is extremely dynamic, after all.

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The Frozen World and the Loneliness

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When I think of winter in Japan, I think of an image I wasn’t able to capture.

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