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A treat for the senses at Mt. Takao

Every time I think I have exhausted discovering the beauty of Japan, I find a new place or space that takes my breath away. Although, as much as...
Photos courtesy of Japan Travel

VR Zone Shinjuku: Discover a new class of entertainment experience

VR Zone in Shinjuku is every tech-savvy, game lover’s dream and promises to redefine the traditional game center using the latest VR technology...
 Japanese macaques sit on rocks near a hot spring at the Snow Monkey Park in Jigokudani Yaen-koen, Nagano, Japan, Jan. 28, 2017. The monkeys will bathe in a hot spring to help protect them against the extreme cold during winter seasons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)

Yep, Japanese snow monkeys love to soak in onsens

YOKOTA AIR BASE – Cold weather, snow, monkeys and hot springs are a unique combination that make up the ‘snow monkey park’ of the Jigokudani Yaen-...

Photos by Yasuhiro Muneno

My paradise: A Journey to Myanmar, the Golden Land

After an hour taxi ride from the airport brought me to Kalaw Town in Myanmar, I checked into my hotel and began searching for a good trekking tour...

10 tips for rail travel in Japan

Trains are the main mode of transport here in Japan. They will take you from A to B via C and loop round to D if required. The systems in place to...

Photos by Nano Betts

Staying off the beaten path in Jiyugaoka

Whether you seek the traditional or the cutting edge, Tokyo seems to have it all. A skyline of neon-lit streets and vast high-rises harmoniously...
Photos by Lisa Willin

Golden Gai Golden Tips: Old world charm in the city

Golden Gai in Shinjuku is an incredibly popular destination steeped in history and symbolic as a destination for drinking and entertainment....

Head for Hakkoda! Explore northern Japan’s majestic mountain range

An amazing experience awaits nature lovers and curious travelers alike in the Hakkoda Mountains. Breathtaking vistas amid snowcapped mountains...
Sayama Ski Resort: Photo by Mubita Mambwe

Indoor ski resorts near Tokyo

Indoor skiing in Japan has seen better days: once thriving in Japan with slopes set up within driving distance of downtown Tokyo, the number of...
Photos by Takahiro Takiguchi

Something's a-brewin’: A tour of Japan's Namamugi’s Kirin Factory

Much like in America, beer is the most popular alcoholic beverage in Japan. Whether it’s a BBQ, family gathering or just a good ol’ party, there’s...

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Purikura: Japan’s photo booth fun

No one quite does cute like Japan. 
 
And what could be cuter than a sticker sheet of your own face? 
 
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Photos by Takahiro Takiguchi

Shuzenji: Hot spring resort boasts natural beauty, rich history

If you are on a U.S. military installation in the Kanto Plain and are looking for a one-day trip to experience a traditional Japanese hot spring...

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