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Purikura: Photo booth fun in Japan

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

What is the best transport pass in Japan?


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

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


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!

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

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

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


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


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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