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Prepare to be Spirited Away

This is one beautiful coastline that you won't find in the guide books, but you may have seen something similar in a Ghibli movie!

4 Outdoor Adventures in Gankoyama

Gankoyama has recently become a mecca for outdoors adventurers and eco-tourists.

Sssssip With Care At These 4 Reptile Cafés!

In a country where sipping tea with cats and boozing it up with penguins aren’t (so) out of the ordinary, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that coffee with reptiles is also now an option.

Hike the Yoro Valley

Chiba Prefecture's Yoro Valley (or Yoro Keikoku) offers rivers, waterfalls, seasonal vistas and even a black-water onsen!

5 Ninja-Related Spots in & around Tokyo

No trip to Japan is complete without celebrating its signature order of clandestine spies and assassins! These five spots will give you your ninja fix while exploring Tokyo and beyond!

A National Who’s Whooo of Owl Cafés

Who wouldn’t want to snuggle up and nestle down in an owl café? We’ve lined up eight adorable and outstanding branches where you can unruffle in peace.

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.

5 Spots to Watch New Year's Fireworks in Japan

There's nothing like bright lights to bring in the New Year!

Taste Ichiju-Sansai in a Real Japanese Home!

KitchHike is a great site for experiencing local food on your travels, right in the kitchens of local cooks! Here are some fantastic 'ichiju-sansai' meal option from cooks all around Japan.

5 Places to Catch the First Sunrise in Choshi

This eastern Chiba town is the first to see the sunrise in the land of the rising sun.

Top 6 Castles Around Tokyo

These six castles, all easily accessible from the Tokyo area, are more than enough to slake your thirst for the days of the samurai.

How to Do Tokyo Disney Like a Pro!

Want to make the most of your time at Tokyo Disneyland? Follow these six tips and you'll be navigating the park like nobody's business!

6 Most-Visited New Year's Shrines & Temples

Check out these statistics to find out which temple or shrine has the largest number of attendees during New Year's—and maybe find out the spots to avoid!

47 Souvenirs from All 47 Prefectures!

Traveling around Japan but don't know what souvenir to buy from each region? We've got you covered with this crazy list of our Top 47 'omiyage' from each of the nation's 47 prefectures!

New Year's at Naritasan Shinshoji Temple!

Texan in Tokyo takes you on a traditional Japanese New Year's journey!

7 Premium Dashi Ingredients

’Dashi' soup stock comes in several flavors and varieties. Here's a great selection of ingredients to help you create the real taste of traditional Japanese soup in your own kitchen!

Real Radios Made from Real Seashells

To commemorate the 90 years since radios were first brought to japan, the staff at Japanese radio station BayFM decided to create 100 seashell radios.

Anatomy of a Traditional Fan

As a necessity amid the heat and humidity of the Japanese summer, the Boshu uchiwa, or Japanese fan, is Chiba Prefecture’s one and only government-designated traditional craft.

A Guided Tour of Chiba's 12 Castles

Forget Tokyo Disneyland—Chiba has a dozen castles and ruins waiting to be discovered!

Top 6 Ways to Enjoy the Ocean in Chiba

Aquatic adventures await, a mere day trip away from Tokyo!

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