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The Complete Guide to Everything Kyoto

From green tea acai bowls to Zuki Matsuri, Amazing Kyoto is the cream of the crop when it comes to Kyoto guidebooks.

All About Ekiben

Much more than dull meals to fill up hungry travelers, the best ekiben provide a small window into the regional cuisine and culture of the place where they're produced.

4 Soothing Onsen Day Trips from Tokyo

While these Kanagawa onsen and their surrounds are certainly worth an overnight stay, each can work equally as well as a day trip.

Getting Started with Maid Cafés

Maid cafés have been around since the early 2000s, but if it’s your first time, you may want to know what’s in store before heading over.

A Hypnotic Tour through January in Japan

The urban jungles of Tokyo and historic temples of Kyoto all look gorgeous in January.

5 Fluffy Pancake Cafés in Osaka

If you're not near pancakes right now, avoid these mouth-watering images at all cost.

Halal Friendly Bento in Japan

Ever think of eating bento in Japan, but had trouble finding one that's halal? Wherever you are, we've got you covered!

6 Super Sites for Coffee Seekers

If you’re looking for something specific for your next cup of joe, these sites offer a broad selection both in Tokyo and across the country.

The 3 Most Famous Hot Springs in Japan

Edo-Period philosopher Hayashi Razan identified the three best onsen in all of Japan.

Hell Valley is Monkey Heaven

Deep in a snow-covered mountain valley nestled in the Japanese Alps, a natural hot spring bubbles out of the earth, enshrouded in curtains of thick steam.

5 Things Every Gamer Needs to Do in Tokyo

When IGN offers up its best picks, it's time to listen.

12 Incredible Onsen Getaways from Osaka

Choose from large spas, private family baths, mixed-gender onsen and more!

6 Amazing Features of Japanese Toilets

Japanese high-tech toilets are awesome! If you've never used one before, you're in for a fun surprise or two.

10 Beautiful Onsen in Kyoto

Did you know that Kyoto’s actually a hot springs hotspot? We’ve put together a list of onsen you can drop into just for the day during your travels!

Onsen Trivia: Highest, Hottest & Healthiest

Oita has the most hot spring sources, but Hokkaido has the most spas—and the highest onsen is in Toyama.

How to Handle Your Tattoos in the Onsen

Many onsen ban tattoos, and even among Japanese young people, a little over 60 percent still don't favor allowing them in the bath. But there's no need to fear: We've compiled some solid tips on how to enjoy the water.

Top 5 Budget Lodgings in the Tokyo Area

We've compiled a list of some affordable accommodations that you won’t be disappointed with!

Japan's Accessible Toilets Second to None

These expansive spaces give you plenty of room to move, even in a wheelchair.

Clean-Aired Cafés: 5 Super Smoke-Free Chains!

Smoke-free sipping may not be Japan-standard just yet, but now you can at least enjoy your coffee in clean air at a few more non-Starbucks chains almost anywhere in the country!

10 Things That Might Surprise You in Japan

To avoid getting culture shock, read up on these 10 quick travel tips before your first trip to the land of the rising sun.

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