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Monkeys and Machetes

Once limited to those with an uncanny spirit for peril and excitement, Sumatra is slowly joining the ranks of Indonesian islands that are famous...

One of the most famous cherry blossom viewing locations in Japan is Chidorigafuchi, the northeastern moat of the Imperial Palace. From 6:30-10 p.m. March 28-April 7, the blooms are illuminated. Photo courtesy of Chiyoda-ku.

In bloom: 2014 Cherry Blossom Festivals

The cherry blossoms are blooming, so read below so you know where to check them out.

RIKUGIEN GARDEN (Tokyo): March 20-April 6, 9 a.m.-...

Being buried in beach sand infused with hot-spring water at Beppu Kaihin Sunayu is a relaxing experience for any traveler to the onsen city of Beppu in Oita prefecture. But it's probably not for those who dislike confined spaces.  Matthew M. Burke/Stars and Stripes

Beppu: Being buried by hot-spring-infused beach sand makes for a subterranean sauna

My skepticism grew with every scoop of rich, black volcanic sand the tiny old Japanese woman cast over me with her shovel.

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Glorious view of the breathtaking cherry blossom trees at Ueno Park. Photos courtesy of Jessica A Paje

Cherry blossoms at Ueno Park

The much-anticipated cherry blossom forecast is out! Have you decided on where you would like to view the beautiful and delicate “Sakura” blossoms...

Even a Japanese translator could not understand how the "Explosive Mosquito Killing Mission" ride at Tokyo's Namco Namjatown worked.  Trevor Andersen/Stars and Stripes

Namjatown offers weird food and games you won't understand

Weird.
 
There’s no other way to explain Namjatown, a food-themed amusement park in Tokyo.
 
The attraction is tucked away...

Sakura at Lake Nakatsuna in Nagano. Photo courtesy of Club Tourism

Cherry blossom tours

Cherry blossom season is the perfect time for traveling in Japan. The weather is very pleasant (especially compared to the humid summer and cold...

JR East Pass if valid over 5 separate days within a 14 day period. Photos courtesy of Jeremy Yap

Travel cheap with JR East Pass

You can travel throughout the East of Japan with comfort on a number of train lines from 20 000 yen for a four day flexible pass or a 22 000 yen...

More to plum blossoms than meets the eye

The Japanese tradition of “hanami,” or blossom viewing, is most often associated with cherry trees. However, the other notable blossoms that...

Enlargement of stamps

Tour a stamp collectors' paradise

Despite the prevalence of e-mail, some people still take pleasure in communicating via handwritten or typed letters, and selecting just the right...

Exploring Kuala Lumpur... One restaurant at a time

“Total Recall.” If that is the case, I plan to get off the fence and firmly plant myself in the “Don’t touch it!” camp at my next dinner party....

Oodles of noodles!

Editor's Note: For those of you who like Ramen, this is the story for you. And check out our restaurant section for places to slurp up some...
Pony Center stable (Photo courtesy of Shinya Ota)

Saddle up at Negishi Shinrin Park

This is the year of the horse in Chinese Astrology. I have a good place to introduce at the beginning of the year. That's the Equine Museum of...

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