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The 6 Coolest & Most Unusual Lawson Stores

Ever seen a convenience store with a patio? How about one with a play area for kids? Or why not just go for one where you can get a Dragon Quest slime?

Savor Delicious Food In New Chitose Airport

New Chitose Airport is not your average airport—it's one of Hokkaido's awesome attractions when it comes to unique restaurants and shops where you can savor a treasury of delicious food!

3 Stress-Free Layover Tours from Narita

Narita Airport is one of the most-visited gateways to Asia. Make the most of your layover time there and try one of these guided tours offered by the Narita Transit Program.

3 Ways to Ride High Above Tokyo

A blast from the past but a vision of the future, monorails offer a unique view high up above the metropolis. These three videos take you on a ride over Tokyo without having to leave your home!

How to Hang Out in a Hangar at Haneda

Located just one stop away from the International Terminal at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, the JAL Sky Museum is a free, comprehensive, hands-on introduction to the entire commercial aviation industry.

A Cheaper Way to Get to Narita Airport

If you're traveling on a budget, you may want to bypass the expensive train and head to Tokyo from Narita Aiport via one of these two buses.

5 Tasty 'Omiyage' Worth Lining Up For

Orderly lines outside everything from chic coffee shops to blue-collar ramen shops are a common sight in Japan, and food-based specialty 'omiyage' (souvenir) stores are no different. But are these snacks really worth lining up for?

Save up to 85% with Advance Airfare!

Want to travel Japan, but worried about the cost? JAL’s ‘Sakitoku’ advance fares lets you save up to 85 percent on airfare if you book at least 28 days in advance on domestic flights! Here are 12 ideas for places you can go!

Regional Station Souvenirs You Can't Miss!

Don't let these yummy station souvenirs pass you by on your next Shinkansen ride!

The Motherload of Unique Kit Kat Flavors

Find tons of Kit Kat flavors that you can buy only in Japan at this store that's just a short drive from Narita International Airport.

Instagram's Top 10 Japan Spots of 2016!

Instagram released its Top 10 Japanese spots of 2016 on December 1. The list includes international airports as well as the biggest tourist spots in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. See if your favorites made the list!

Shop with the Touch of a Finger!

A brand-new payment system lets you make purchases with the touch of a finger. Great for tourists too!

Dive into Japan 10 Minutes from Narita Airport

Just 10 minutes by train from Narita Airport, the area around Naritasan Shinshoji Temple presents a quaint townscape with a number a great eating locations.

Convert Your Pocket Change into Cool Souvenirs

Before you board your next flight at Narita Airport, head over to the huge capsule toy area to buy some cool figurines and rid yourself of all the leftover pocket change you've accumulated.

20 Best Airport Resturants in Japan

Before you have to hop on your plane, stop by one of these 20 restaurants to fill up on Japanese cuisine!

9 Weird Japanese Christmas Trees

Tired of the tinsel? Are ornaments too ordinary? How about decorating your tree with some of these unique ornaments?

13 Hot Souvenirs at New Chitose Airport

If you're looking to buy Hokkaido souvenirs, New Chitose Airport is your surefire stop!

Sample Some Sake Before Your Next Flight

If you're in Osaka Airport trying to kill time before your departure, why not sample a cup of sake for just ¥100!

5 Must-Buy Omiyage at Tokyo Haneda Airport

If you can’t decide what to buy for your friends and family, or if you forget to visit gift shops during your travels, Haneda Airport is here to save the day on your way out the door!

Is That the Akira Cityscape?!

Looking like the background to Katsuhiro Otomo's anime film, Takahiro Bessho's pictures manage to splash color in the most ordinary places.

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