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1|imageslimChristie ALV.46 52 4
Part of the fun of travelling is picking out souvenirs that become a real talking point when you get home and Japan is an easy place to do this. There are a range of brilliant souvenirs that are the perfect mix of the familiar and the uniquely Japanese and will keep even the most difficult to buy...more...
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1|imageslimApple BernasLV.23 342 7
The JR pass is not for all types of traveler!Last spring we went to Japan for the first time. We went to Tokyo,  Yamanashi (Fujikawaguchiko), Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima within a 10-days worth of travel. We went to these 5 places and the itinerary I made took the JR pass into great consideration ...more...
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1|imageslimKim BosackLV.81 458 5
Japan is a super-convenient country - and you only have to look at things like convenience stores and vending machines being so prolific to get a taste of that. But it's not just drinks that come in vending machines here in Japan - there are so many more items that you can get for a few coins and...more...
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1|imageslimClaudia MitsuLV.48 477 15
Osaka is one of the most popular places in Japan to be visited by foreign tourists next to Tokyo and Kyoto. There are many things to see and to do – and there is an amazing way to save money while your sightseeing tour in Osaka: let’s us the OSAKA AMAZING PASS! What is the Osaka Amazing Pass? The...more...
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1|imageslimSaikham XiongLV.45 776 9
So you’ve just endured that 13-hour flight to Narita International Airport and can finally stretch your legs because your adventure is about to begin. But why spend more time at the airport when you should use that for your trip? I’ll give you my ultimate guide of how to speed up your check-in at...more...
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1|imageslimMike BosackLV.66 327 7
As I sit here being beat up by Typhoon Noru (along with most of the rest of Japan), I am reminded of the importance of being prepared for typhoons from August through October--something that most travelers don't really consider when coming through.  I suppose most just hope that the weather will ...more...
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1|imageslimKim BosackLV.81 1314 14
My husband Mike wrote an article a little while back about 5 Men's fashion trends in Japan worth adopting. Whilst in part it was an ode to 3/4 shorts (which he loves), it raised a lot of good points about how Japan in general is pretty ahead of the curve when it comes to fashion. It made me think...more...
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1|imageslimOdigo TravelLV.66 437 7
While Japan's famous network of trains are every bit as convenient as you imagine, there are some amazing places here that are just easier to get to with a car. And with lots of clean, well-equipped rest areas, driving holidays in Japan are a breeze.  Renting a car in a foreign country can someti...more...
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1|imageslimTanya CharronLV.44 587 5
With all it’s temples and it’s many hidden streets, Kyoto is full of surprises and mysteries yet to be discovered. Long considered the home of the geiko and maiko, Kyoto is a must visit location for anyone traveling to Japan and five days for less than 100$ gives you the perfect reason to come vi...more...
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1|imageslimTanya CharronLV.44 705 5
People often overlook Osaka because it’s so near to Kyoto and everyone wants to flock there. In reality, Osaka has quite a bit to offer! So here’s a five day itinerary in Osaka that will help you discover this little hidden gem while making sure your wallet doesn’t take a hit! This itinerary can ...more...