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Guide to Hiroshima's Top Guesthouses & Hostels

Read on to find out which top guesthouses and hostels every budget traveler to Hiroshima should know about.

The Power of Soybeans

Soybeans are one of the most-used plants in Japan, with countless recipes calling on one or several soy products. Here are 10 things made from soybeans you'll surely encounter while you're in Japan.

¥100 Shops: What to Buy & What to Avoid

Don't be blinded by that ¥100 tag, some things just aren't worth it!

Tofu: The Hard (& Soft) Facts

Ready to become an expert on the white, fluffy deliciousness that is tofu?

Seaweed Pairings

Count on us to help you find the perfect seaweed to go with a variety of Japanese dishes.

6 Geothermal Days in the 'Land of Fire'

Spend a day hugging the edge of one of the world's largest calderas, meander through eight boiling 'hells,' let yourself get buried in steaming hot sand, and even visit Hello Kitty—there's an incredible array of things to be done in Kyushu!

The Spotlight's on Jay Ponazecki

Jay Ponazecki takes time from her daily public service responsibilities to share her recommendations on just where to go during the changing of the seasons.

Weird & Hilarious Ad Promotes Train Manners

Japan’s newest commercial about manners on trains may be quite difficult to get your head around.

Discover the Beauty of Tohoku

Japan's northeastern Tohoku region offers the comforts of refreshing nature, beautiful scenery and time-tested traditions—concentrating the best of Japan into a single incredible area!

16 Superb Views Found in Kyushu

Introducing the natural landscapes and gorgeous harmony you'll find only in Kyushu!

What Bread or Rice Says About You

Which do you prefer: bread or rice? Your answer may say something about your personality.

The Spotlight's on Damon Mackey

We can appreciate Japan for all sorts of reasons, but MBA talent consultant Damon Mackey points out a big one for both business and personal needs—convenience!

Are You Coming or Not?

Depending on whether you live in the western or eastern part of Japan, this phrase is interpreted in two different ways!

How to Become a Japanese Citizen

Like Japan? Love Japan? Love Japan so much that you want to become a citizen? You may have heard it's impossible for the average person, but that's not true—I know, because I am a naturalized citizen of Japan!

8 Amazing Days on a JR Kyushu Rail Pass

Discover the beauty of four Kyushu prefectures by rail! Wander castle towns, stroll through samurai residences and visit historic shrines tied to the founding of Japan, all surrounded by delicious local cuisine!

Explore Kyushu on a Sightseeing Train

There are many sightseeing trains in Kyushu, with a wide variety of entertaining events going on in the trains and around the stations. We'll show you how to have much more fun than just looking out the window!

Add a Bit of 'Neba-Neba' to Your Diet

Looking for some adventurous yet healthy food options? Get a hold of these three sticky, slimy foods—if you can!

When Life Gives You Yuzu... Use It!

Ever wondered how to get creative with this popular Asian citrus? Read on for a list of amazing recipes!

8 Hot Spots to Book in Kyushu—If You Can!

We'd love to stay in any of these eight amazing Kyushu locales—but they're so popular it can be really hard to get a space!

Build an Earthquake Kit at the ¥100 Shop

Japan is well known as a country prone to earthquakes. Prepare for the worst without breaking the bank!

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