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Editor's note: There's a lot of stuff happening off base, so read below and then head off for some fun! (This was updated April 23...

A walk in the sky above Shinjuku


Downtown Shinjuku can be one of the liveliest and most intimate places in Japan with all kinds of subcultures. The western part of...

Photo by Nano Betts

Guide to Shirakawa-go, aneEnchanting Japanese village


Admit, we all have Pinterest dream destinations? Those picture-perfect places that we intently stalk and save on our boards...

Love Hotel Hill at night.

How to get a room in Shibuya's Love Hotel Hill


One of the things Japan is most famous for is its wide range of unique accommodation types. Traditional ryokan, space age capsule...

Photos by Tetsuo Nakahara, Stripes Japan

A look at Nagasaki then & now


Nagasaki was Japan’s first prefecture to open its doors to the outside world in the 19th century. Today, the Western influences of...

Sumo dining! Better order up some chanko-nabe! (Photos by Steph Newman)

Tokyo’s Sumo Town: Ryogoku offers sumo cuisine, murals and ukiyo-e

So, you're thinking about where to stay in Tokyo. Sure, Shibuya and Shinjuku look cool - they're right in the middle of...
View from Kintoki (Photos Yuliya Charanovska)

Day Trip to Mt. Kintoki

Living in a big city can be tough, especially for those who love nature and freshness of the mountain air. Fortunately, if you...
Photo by Linus Schmitt

NINJA SCHOOL: Learning the art of stealth

Would you like to move around undetected? Are you prepared to acquaint yourself with darkness and make shadows your greatest ally...


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