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Odaiba Oktoberfest: The best German beer in Tokyo

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Sick of the usual Suntory Draught? Bored of Sapporo Classic? Craving something different from your favorite amber colored brew?...
Photos by Norio Muroi

Art exhibit commemorates devastating earthquake

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The Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 was devastating to the country, especially in the areas near the Fukushima Daiichi...
Photos by Brad Stephens

Ushiku Daibutsu: The Largest Buddha statue in Japan

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Located in the Ibaraki prefecture, in a town called Ushiku, there is a statue of a Buddha that has been recognized and recorded...
The Kintai Bridge area is popular for cherry blossom viewing. Photo by Hiroaki Kaneko, Japan Travel

Kintai-kyo: Bridge of the Samurai

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The year was 1600 and the people of Iwakuni had a problem. Namely, the fierce and unpredictable Nishiki River was difficult and...
Photos by Simone Armer

Exploring wartime remains on Japan’s Rabbit Island - Ōkunoshima

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If any island served as inspiration for ABC’s LOST (a.k.a the best television series of all time) it...

Photo by MC2 Matthew Duncker

Exploring Koenji neighborhood in Tokyo

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NAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI, Japan - Located west of Shinjuku, nestled in the Suginami ward, is the small district of Kōenji. The...

Photos by Nano Betts

Exploring Tokyo’s hidden neighborhoods

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I‘ve said it before – Tokyo is a city of thousand layers and there is a lot more to this sprawling metropolis than its biggest...

Helpful tips for rail travel in Japan

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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...

Photos by Shoji Kudaka

Zamami Paradise: Okinawan island highlighted by TripAdvisor’s top beach in Japan

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After a prior trip to Zamami Island, I told myself I’d return to experience more of the island that features TripAdvisor’s top...

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