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Purikura: Photo booth fun in Japan

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No one quite does cute like Japan. 
 
And what could be cuter than a sticker sheet of your own face? 
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What is the best transport pass in Japan?

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One of the great dilemmas all foreigners face in traveling to Japan is the cost of transportation. With a one-way train ticket from...

Photos: Tsuruoka City

Things to Do in Tsuruoka City

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Designated a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy in 2014, Tsuruoka can be proud of having a diverse food culture thanks to the...

Exploring 3 Okinawa islands in 3 days with $300

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I departed on a Sunday morning in May from Okinawa’s Tomari Port (see sidebar below), which was crowded with...

Hey! Make Japan travel easy with PASMO and SUICA cards!

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When traveling within mainland Japan, the two most common transportation cards are PASMO and SUICA. Both cards allow you to use...

Taking a train in Japan: A base-by-base breakdown

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Unless you are on Okinawa, you’ll likely find the U.S. military base you are assigned to in Japan is somewhat out of the way of...
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How to create a captivating travel journal

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Recording trips these days are often done through a smartphone. Your plane ticket, maps, pictures, down to your itineraries are...
Two Air Force C-130J Super Hercules fly over Yamanashi prefecture, Japan, after conducting airdrop training missions, March 26, 2018.  YASUO OSAKABE/U.S. AIR FORCE;

As another Mount Fuji climbing season ends, iconic peak’s military connections stand firm

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Halfway to the sixth station of Mount Fuji’s Subashiri trail, artillery shells could be heard exploding Monday from a Japanese...

Photos by Takahiro Takiguchi

Take a tasty tour of Japan's Namamugi’s Kirin Factory

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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...

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