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Atsugi spa a natural for healthy and smooth skin

Situated on the hilly terrain of Tanzawa mountain range, Nanasawa Onsen is a quiet and somber natural hot spring resort, known as “spa for the...

Hanging out at Monkey Island off Yokosuka coast

If you are familiar with Yokosuka Naval Base, you’ve probably noticed a tiny green island right off the coast.

Monkey Island, or Sarushima...

Life’s a Beach in Shimoda

When you think of Japan sparkling, blue-water beaches are probably not what come to mind. I didn’t think that kind of beach existed here. I’m...

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...
In the Healing Baden area, visitors can use stone sauna and rest on sofas and warm wood-floored space, which has Asian resort style decoration. COURTESY OF TOKYO DOME CORPORATION

5-story Tokyo spa resort offers various modes of relaxation, stays open overnight

In Japan, one doesn’t need to travel far to enjoy the many natural hot springs — or onsens in Japanese — the country has to offer. In fact, it is...

Photo by Simone Armer

The hidden gem of Mt Fuji

Lake Shoji is a hidden gem at the base of Mt Fuji. The smallest of the Fuji Five lakes, it is beautifully quiet and serene, and completely removed...

VR offers new look at century-old ship

Get a glimpse of the past, with some help from the future, when you visit Memorial Ship Mikasa just outside Yokosuka Naval Base.
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View from Yamanaka Castle Ruins Park.

Hiking the old Hakone Highway

The Old Hakone Highway is a part of the Old Tokaido Highway, which was developed in the 17th century to connect Tokyo and Kyoto. Because the Old...

BBQ with a view: Barbecue better than ever with Weber

Weber has opened its first ever BBQ Park in Odaiba, for a limited time....
Photos by Ignatius Koh

Budget Travel Guide Part 2: Transport

In this part of our Japan Travel budget guide, we explore some of the cheaper transport options available in Japan, where the efficient...

Dude! Skate park in Yokosuka has fishing, BMX, BBQ & more!

City parks in Japan are a few and far between, but when you do find a gem it usually becomes at least a half-day excursion because of all the fun...

Discover the godly island near Iwakuni

If you are stationed on Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, or happen to be visiting there, you will definitely want to check out Kintaikyo Bridge...

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