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Day Trip to Seoul

Listen up, because this may be the most important part of the story. It’s hard for me to admit, but I almost got lost taking the train to Seoul...
The golden light of the sunrise light up the cloud covered valley. Photo by Sandro Bernardinello

Hokkaido home to Japan’s largest national park

With 2,267 square kilometers of stunning mountains, it is the largest national park of Japan. It boasts an incredible biodiversity, one of the...
Photos courtesy of Sapporo City

Sculpted beauty at Sapporo Snow Festival

Hundreds of gigantic, eye-catching castles, shrines, Disney characters and Darth Vader of Star Wars will be shining February in the winter...

Exploring Nara: Delve deeper into this beautiful, deer-loving city

Tucked away to the south of Kyoto lies another of Japan’s ancient capitals, Nara. Peaceful and picturesque, it’s home to an impressive number of...

Japan's Hakuba Valley a skier’s paradise

Interested in hitting the slopes in Japan this season? Before you do, check out this guide which has everything you need to know for planning...
Photo courtesy of Yomiuriland

Japan's all lit up for the holidays

From late autumn through winter, elaborate and colorful light displays – from the northern island of Hokkaido to the southern islands of Okinawa...

Year-round winter wonderlands in Japan

The first winter sport to make it big in Japan was ice skating, in the winter of 1877 in Sapporo, Hokkaido. An American professor named Brooks...

Listen to the music! Great concerts set for Japan!

Editor's note: There are lots of great concerts coming up in the next several months. So get off the couch and check one out. (This was updated...
Photo by Mark Asao

Fuji, Hakone tour a must: Experience the breathtaking views

On our recent visit back to Tokyo, one of the items on top of our list was to take a tour of Mount Fuji. We attempted to see Mount Fuji on our own...

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Top ways air travel is changing for passengers

At any given time, up to 5,000 aircraft are in American skies. Ten million passenger flights took place in 2016. The “Golden Age” of air travel...
Tokyo Skytree (File photo)

7 things to make your winter trip even cooler

So you’ve finally landed in your dream city, Tokyo. And while everything is amazing and fun … it’s also really cold—cold enough that you don’t...
Photos by David Krigbaum

History flourishes at Irifuneyama Park in Kure, Hiroshima

Nostalgic, beautiful and even whimsical were the three words that came to mind as I passed under the gate topped with a wrought-iron arch and...

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