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Our 10 Favorite Japan Instagram Accounts You Should Follow ASAP!

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November 8, 2019

Best Japan Instagram – You’ve seen them, I’ve seen them, almost everyone who thrives on the digital landscape today has seem them: the epic photos of Japan that demand a completely new perspective, appreciation and level of awe. Japan is a country where East meets West, where the old…

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Destinations Tokyo

Shimokitazawa Tokyo – A Complete Guide to Tokyo’s Hipster Neighbourhood

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November 6, 2019

Shimokitazawa Tokyo – Tokyo is one of the biggest cities in the world right now. Its popularity transcends borders in so many more ways than you would think. It’s consistently voted as one of the top safest places in the entire world to live in and to travel. Its…

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Destinations Gifu Prefecture Onsen Town

Okuhida Onsen – Visit This Unique Hot Spring Area in Gifu Prefecture!

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November 4, 2019

Of all the onsen towns that you may have heard about or read about, Okuhida Onsen may just be the most unique and picturesque one yet. Located in the central region of Gifu, which is an area known to lead the county in stunning mountainous surroundings and incredible natural…

What is a Geisha - Walking in Kyoto streets


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Culture

What Is A Geisha – All You Need To Know About This Mysterious Japanese Tradition

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November 2, 2019

There are many misconceptions about Geisha, one of the oldest and most celebrated traditions in Japan. Whilst it’s been a part of Japan’s history for thousands of years, the traditional concept made major waves across western society when the 2005 Academy-award winning film “Memoirs of a Geisha” exploded into…

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Japanese Food

10 Japanese Dishes You Should Try When You Travel to Japan!

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November 1, 2019

The exciting land of the rising sun is home to a massive variety of dishes that are distinct to their culture, and visitors to this unique country might have a hard time figuring out where they should even begin their food adventures! We’ve tried our best to list and…

Mixed Onsen (Konyoku) - A Complete Guide to Mixed Gender Hot Springs in Japan


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Mixed Onsen (Konyoku) – A Complete Guide to Mixed Gender Hot Springs in Japan

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October 29, 2019

Konyoku describes a mixed onsen (hot spring) in Japan, where, traditionally, men and women completely stripped off and bathed together, just as they would in a gender-separated onsen. The concept may be puzzling and a bit flustering for some, but essentially that’s what it was. History tells us that…

Yunomine Onsen - All Our Travel Tips To Visit This UNESCO World Heritage Site


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Destinations Onsen Town

Yunomine Onsen – All Our Travel Tips To Visit This UNESCO World Heritage Site

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October 25, 2019

Many of you may have heard of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage. If you haven’t, it is one of the most popular ancient Buddhist pilgrimage trails across the entirety of Japan, consisting of a massive network of trails that take you across the sacred areas of the Kii Peninsula. Whilst…

Noboribetsu Onsen Hokkaido Onsen


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Destinations Hokkaido Onsen Town

Noboribetsu Onsen Japan – Probably The Best Hot Spring Town In Hokkaido

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October 24, 2019

Noboribetsu Onsen is one of the three most famous hot spring places in the entire northern island of Hokkaido, quite possibly being the most famous one, and for good reason. It’s situated in the north-east part of Muroran City at the foot of the volcanic Mount Hiyori, and filters…

Gero Onsen Gassho Mura


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Destinations Gifu Prefecture Onsen Town

Gero Onsen Japan – A Magnificent Hot Spring Town Lost In Gifu Prefecture

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October 24, 2019

Gero Onsen – Japan is full of hot spring towns and experiences, so much more than meets the eye. Whilst those visiting Tokyo might be inclined to visit the famous Hakone Onsen area because it’s literally next door to the city (albeit quite far away so that you’re away…

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Destinations Kyushu Onsen Town

Yufuin Onsen – Relax At This Laid-back Hot Spring Town In Oita Prefecture

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October 22, 2019

Located further west of Kyushu in Oita Prefecture, and sitting at the foot of the stunning twin-peaked Mount Yufu, Yufuin Onsen town consists of a smattering of old-school/authentic as well as slightly more contemporary Japanese inns, and is a classic in the eyes of Japanese residents. It’s been a…