Japan Travel Articles

 
Friends Without Clothes and Vagabonding Without Shame: Tips to Find the Real Japan
Friends Without Clothes and Vagabonding Without Shame: Tips to Find the Real Japan If predictability and room service don't figure prominently in your personal mantra, anthropologist Stephen Le has some ideas on how to tailor a charmingly quixotic quest to discover Japan, on a bare-bones budget.
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10 Reasons the World Would be a Better Place if Japan Ruled the Earth
10 Reasons the World Would be a Better Place if Japan Ruled the Earth So, what if Japan ruled the world? According to Tristan Cano, that wouldn't be a bad thing at all.
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Best BootsnAll Travel Photos: June 2011
Best BootsnAll Travel Photos: June 2011 Need a brief virtual vacation? Let your mind wander through this batch of BootsnAll's favorite travel photos from June 2011.
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Discover an Unexpected Side of Japan in Okinawa
Discover an Unexpected Side of Japan in Okinawa Travelers often visit the big attractions of mainland Japan and bypass Okinawa completely. Mary Richardson offers five reasons to visit this southern remote island.
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11 Ways to Save Big on a Trip to Japan
11 Ways to Save Big on a Trip to Japan Has anyone ever told you that Japan is too expensive for budgeting travelers? This is a myth that Denise Tench attempts to bust with her insider tips on how to keep it cheap.
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Kyoto and Kitcho
Kyoto and Kitcho Language barriers, train times and traveling difficulties all conspire to keep five Americans from having the dinner of a lifetime at Kitcho, a 3 Michelin-starred restaurant in Kyoto.
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Traveling in Japan in Winter
Traveling in Japan in Winter Japan is seasonal. Fiona Canning suggests you go in winter to escape the crowds of westerners on organised tours and witness the everyday rituals that make the country so exciting.
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Gods, Devils, and Geisha – Setsubun (Japanese Spring Ritual) in Kyoto
Gods, Devils, and Geisha – Setsubun (Japanese Spring Ritual) in Kyoto Setsubun is a Japanese Spring Ritual where Japanese drive out bad luck in the form of devils from their homes by tossing beans. Here is Setsubun as done in the old capital of Kyoto.
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Driving in Japan – a fool’s endeavor?
Driving in Japan – a fool’s endeavor? Driving overseas can be a daunting task at the best of times. Throw in one of the worlds largest urban landscapes and you've got one nervous driver. Tom Shuttleworth bares white knuckles to help guide us out of Tokyo.
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Tokyo in Winter: Plenty To Do and Smaller Crowds
Tokyo in Winter: Plenty To Do and Smaller Crowds Most travelers want to visit Tokyo in the spring or fall, but writer Christina Nellemann found that visiting the metropolis in winter is cheaper, empty of tourists and a great time to experience a Japanese onsen and heated toilet seats.
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