Japan

17 Places You Should Visit in 2017

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From volcanoes, to waterfalls, to deserts (oh my!); from the Arctic, to the equator, and well into the Southern Hemisphere; and from world-class megacities to smaller ones you never thought to visit, I’ve covered most every travel base.

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The World’s Most Amazing Two-Week Trips

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None of the trips I’m about to highlight take more than two weeks to complete.

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The Best Day—and Weekend—Trips from Tokyo

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Whether you enjoy views of Mt. Fuji in Yamanashi, bask in the warm sea breezes in Shizuoka or the straddle the boundary between past and future in Kanagawa, these excursions from Tokyo are trips through time, space and the very bounds of reality.

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Carp and Dragon in the Viper Forest

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Travel always seems to lock stretches of my life in parentheses, but I’m never sure whether I’m inside or outside them.

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Japanese Gothic

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The Japanese have perfectly reconciled their past with their present—I need to learn how to do this.

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Japan’s Best-Kept Secret

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Hakodate is not among the first tier of cities people tend to visit on their trips to Japan. Here’s why you should make it there anyway.

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Three Killer Days in Kyoto

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Three days in Kyoto is not enough time to absorb all the history and heritage the city has to offer, but it is enough to start a love affair that will keep you coming back year after year.

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Northern Underexposure

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Cameras break, people lose their tempers and we can’t all be soulmates.

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