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Hiking in Japan – 11 Breathtaking Trails

Japan is one of the world's best hiking destinations. Forests, mountains, wilderness, wildlife - hiking in Japan has it all. Read on for our choice of the 11 best routes out there.

Shimokitazawa Station and Accommodation Guide

Shimokitazawa Station is the gateway to one of Tokyo's coolest areas. For everything you need to know about it, plus a guide to where to stay in Shimokitazawa, keep reading.
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Year Round Otaru Weather and Seasonal Events Guide

Otaru weather is notoriously extreme, yet, that doesn't seem to put off the city's many visitors. For tips on how to prepare and a guide to Otaru's best seasonal events, check out our Otaru weather guide.

Year Round Fukuoka Weather and Seasonal Events Guide

A guide to the weather in Fukuoka, including the full rundown on what to bring and how to prepare for anything. Plus, we've got a roundup of all Fukuoka's seasonal events that you shouldn't miss.

Weird Japan – An Offbeat Guide to Japan

Japan has a wacky reputation. Deserved? We think so. Keep reading and discover everything that makes up weird Japan.

Japanese Vending Machines – Your Guide

Japan's weird and wonderful vending machines have become notorious across the globe. Find out everything you need to know about them in our guide to Japanese vending machines.

Tokyo Taxi Guide

Missed your last train and stranded in Tokyo? Tokyo taxis are there to help. Get the inside track on Tokyo taxis, with our guide.
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Cosplay in Japan – The Ultimate Guide

Cosplay is now big business in Japan, a whole world of conventions, events and dedicated stores cropping up around it. To get cosplaying in Japan, be sure to read our guide.

Tokyo to Mt. Fuji – Train, Bus or Car

How to get from Tokyo to Mt. Fuji? Bus, train or car are you main options, all of them explained below.

A Guide to Spending Christmas in Japan

If you find yourself spending Christmas in Japan, don't worry, the country fully embraces the festive season. Use our guide to find out where to head, where to shop and where to eat over Christmas.

Your Guide to New Year’s Eve in Tokyo

In Tokyo for New Year's Eve? Celebrate Tokyo-style with our guide to everything going on over the New Year period in the Japanese capital.

Nagoya Station Travel Guide

Nagoya Station is Nagoya's main transportation and lifestyle hub. Train line, exit, facilities, hotels, shopping and dining information, all right here.

Naha Airport (OKA) – Gateway to Okinawa

Visiting Okinawa? You'll most likely be passing through Naha Airport. To make things as smooth as possible check out our full guide to Naha Airport.

The Best Free WiFi Spots in Tokyo

Free WiFi in Tokyo can be surprisingly hard to find. With our guide, WiFi-hop your way around the capital and stay connected wherever you are.

Driving in Japan – A Complete Guide

Thinking about hitting the road in Japan? Before getting out there, read our definitive guide to driving in Japan containing everything you need to know.
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