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3 Weeks in Japan Recap Posted by on Jun 7, 2017

Japan is a fascinating country to explore with a lot to offer visitors. With a few weeks in the Land of the Rising Sun, you can explore its bustling cities, visit stunning natural areas, soak in hot springs, take in a sumo match, eat all the sushi you can handle, and so much more. Here’s a…

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Hakone Video Tour Posted by on Apr 27, 2017

Hakone Video Tour

With a few extra days to spare on a trip to Tokyo, you should head out to the scenic town of Hakone. Situated on Lake Ashi and surrounded by mountains, it’s a great place to spend a few quiet days. Stay in a traditional ryokan, soak in the onsen theme park, ride a pirate ship…

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Streets, Beats & Eats – Tokyo Posted by on Mar 27, 2017

Streets, Beats & Eats - Tokyo

Tokyo is a fascinating city. It’s not only the Japanese capital, but the largest metropolitan area in the world. As it’s made up of 23 wards that are all unique, it’s basically a collection of cities. On a short visit to Tokyo, you can check out a few of them and have a totally different…

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Exploring Tokyo Posted by on Mar 15, 2017

Exploring Tokyo

The capital of Japan, Tokyo is not only a massive, sprawling city, but it’s also the largest metropolitan area in the world. It’s officially known as Tokyo Metropolis (東京都 – Tōkyōto), which came to be in 1943 when the prefecture merged with the city. What used to be considered the city of Tokyo remains in…

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Hiroshima and Miyajima Posted by on Feb 23, 2017

The city of Hiroshima (広島) has the tragic distinction of being the first ever target of an atomic bomb. Most of the city was destroyed, and the death toll eventually reached over 140,000. These days, Hiroshima is a modern, cosmopolitan city with a population of just over 2 million in the metro area. On a…

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A Day on Miyajima Posted by on Feb 20, 2017

A Day on Miyajima

Though it’s official name is Itsukushima (厳島), it is commonly referred to as Miyajima (宮島), which means “Shrine Island.” Famous for the iconic Itsukushima Shrine, which appears to be floating at high tide, this island is one of Japan’s top attractions. A visit there, less than an hour from Hiroshima by train and ferry, is…

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A Glimpse of Hiroshima Posted by on Jan 27, 2017

There is a lot to do and see in Hiroshima. If you’re just passing through, it’s hard to see it all. Visits to the Peace Memorial Museum, Peace Memorial Park, and Atomic Bomb Dome are encouraged. Try out okonomiyaki, a savory layered pancake that’s the local specialty dish.

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