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Best Time to Visit Japan: When to Go & When to Avoid!

Choosing the best time of year to visit Japan can be downright overwhelming. Each of...

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Japan Rail Pass: Where to Buy a JR Pass & Is it Worthwhile? [2024]

If you’re traveling to Japan, the Japan Rail Pass can be a huge money saver....

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Tokyo at Night: 25 Wild Things to Do After Dark (2024)

After sunset, you’ll find plenty of things to do in Tokyo at night. From crazy...

Where to Stay in Tokyo: Neighborhood Guide + Best Hotels

Japan’s capital is a sprawling metropolis with an overwhelming number of things to do and...

Fushimi Inari Shrine: Ultimate Guide for Visiting in 2024

Visiting Fushimi Inari Shrine is at the top of most visitors' Japan itineraries, and for...

Nara Deer Park: Fun Facts & Tips for Visiting Japan’s Bowing Deer

Seeing the famous bowing deer of Nara is a highlight of many Japan itineraries. We’re...

Perfect Nara Day Trip Itinerary (map + hidden gems!)

Known for bowing deer that visitors can feed, Nara makes a great place to visit...

Renting a Car in Japan: Essential Driving Tips You Need to Know!

Renting a car in Japan is the best way to get off the beaten track...

15 Memorable Things to Do in Shirakawa-go, Japan (+ tips & photo spots!)

Shirakawa-go is perhaps Japan’s most famous traditional village. If you’re planning to visit, this guide...

15 Best Day Trips from Tokyo

Whether you’re craving the serenity of a lush forest, a refreshing seaside breeze, or a...

Best Time to Visit Tokyo: When to Go & When to Avoid

Tokyo is a dynamic and fascinating city with an endless list of exciting things to...

16 Best Day Trips from Osaka

With lots of accommodation and transportation options, Osaka makes a perfect home base for exploring...

Ultimate Guide to Visiting Kegon Falls in Nikko, Japan

Kegon Falls is one of the most famous waterfalls in Japan and an absolute must-see...

Kumano Kodo Trail: How to Hike Japan’s Pilgrimage Route On Your Own

One of the best places to go hiking in Japan is on the Kumano Kodo...

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Autumn in Japan: Where & When to see Fall Foliage (2024)

With spectacular foliage and nice weather, we think fall is one of the best times...

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Perfect Osaka to Hiroshima Day Trip (+ Fun Things to Do!)

Plan the ultimate day trip from Osaka to Hiroshima to check out some of the...

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35 Exciting Things to Do in Osaka, Japan

Osaka is known for lively nightlife and endless street food, but there’s more hiding beneath...

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50 Absolute BEST Things to do in Kyoto

Considered the “cultural capital of Japan”, Kyoto is full of can’t-miss sights, hidden gems, and...

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route: Itinerary & Travel Guide

The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is a single day mountain traverse where you take 8...

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Winter in Japan: Things to Do + Why It’s a Great Time to Visit

There is something truly special about winter in Japan! We think you’ll be surprised by...

Diving in Japan: Ultimate Guide to Okinawa Diving and Beyond

From the tropical coral reefs of Okinawa, to the temperate, rocky coastline along the mainland...