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5 Unbelievable Hiking Spots in the Japan Alps

The Japan Alps in the north-central parts of Honshu offer some of the most exhilarating wilderness outings in the country. You won't believe what you can see.

7 Great Train Passes to Save Money on Transit

There are a number of passes you can buy to get unlimited transit in popular tourist areas. Here are seven great picks, with a focus on the Tokyo and Kyoto areas!

5 Can't-Miss Hikes Around Kansai

The Kansai region is famous for its tasty food, historic sights and fun dialect, but this amazing area also boasts plenty of awe-inspiring hikes.

Romantic Gourmet Dinner Cruise on Tokyo Bay

Set sail for romance with a nighttime cruise on the glimmering waters of Tokyo Bay. Feast your eyes on the sights while enjoying a gourmet meal aboard a ship—all for potentially less than ¥10,000!

Top 10 Tips for Budget Travel in Japan

Want to know how to travel Japan on the cheap? Here are 10 ways to get by without having to watch your money fly away!

Hike to these 3 Hidden Temples & Shrines

For the brave pilgrim, here are three awesome temples and shrines that are certainly off the beaten path in Tottori, Shizuoka and Oita.

Visit the 'Museum of the Sewerage'

At the 'Museum of the Sewerage' in western Tokyo, you can stand on a viewing platform right inside the main sewage pipe—which smells about as good as you'd imagine!

How to Get Great Views of Tokyo for Free

While you can spend a pretty penny to head up Tokyo Skytree, Mori Tower or Tokyo Tower, there are a number of sites where you can take in a spectacular city view completely free!

6 Unique yet Affordable Hotels in Tokyo

Even in Tokyo, you can still find a great selection of unique and affordable places to lay your head—if you know where to look!

Lesser Known But No Less Beautiful

No matter what the season, the stunning Bijinyashi Forest certainly lives up to its name: 'beautiful woods!'

Tour Ise-Shima with the KINTETSU RAIL PASS

While the Ise-Shima area is best known for Ise Jingu, the area also offers picturesque scenery and gourmet food. And you can access this resort region easily from Osaka using the KINTETSU RAIL PASS!

A Road that Runs Above the Sea

Running on this bridge high above the waters, you just might experience the strange illusion that you're really flying over the sea!

Birth of a Fried Chicken Empire

Did you know there have been well over 100 flavors of Kara-age Kun fried chicken?

Savings Galore & a Bit of a Snore

Looking to travel from Tokyo to Osaka on the cheap? Overnight buses are clean, well equipped, and just plain comfortable.

Hike the Mackerel Highway

Back in the day, getting ocean fish to Kyoto was back-breaking work. You can still hike the 1,300-year-old path that brought mackerel to the ancient capital.

Top 6 Budget Hotels & Hostels In Sapporo

Our Top 6 list promises to help you find affordable accommodation in the capital of Hokkaido. With these good rates, you'll even be able to treat your friends to a signature Sapporo beer!

Scuba Diving Sessions on Miyakejima Island

If you're a licensed diver, head straight into the waters of the island with these diving sessions. Experienced guides will take you to fantastic spots featuring great visibility on this island 180 kilometers south of Tokyo.

7 Ways to Fill Out Your Breakfast for ¥108

While most ¥100 stores offer knickknacks and prepackaged snacks for ¥108 (including consumption tax), Lawson Store 100 offers fresh produce and other products that can actually help you make a meal!

6 Travel Goods You Can Find at a ¥100 Shop

You can purchase one (or all) of these six practical travel items, each for less than a buck!

Tokyo to Kyoto: A Budget Two-Day Excursion

Spend two days in Kyoto, with a night at a hotel and bullet train tickets included for less than ¥26,000!