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Travel without a suitcase with 13 packing tips from a Japanese pro

Just breeze past that luggage carousel and go right into your vacation!

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The woman on the “I’m glad I’m Japanese” posters spotted in Kyoto? She’s actually Chinese

Turns out the controversial posters aren’t quite as nationalistic as their creators likely intended them to be.

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Get ready for takeoff with this beautiful flight attendant from Taiwan【Photos】

Meet the latest “once-in-a-thousand-year beauty” stunning everyone around the world with her good looks.

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Tokyo bike rental/sake merchant combo is a perfect way to explore the city, relax after the ride

Start your day with fresh-brewed coffee, fill the afternoon with sightseeing, and end it with delicious sake.

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The strongest passport in the world! Which nation’s citizens can freely visit the most countries?

The “strongest” and “weakest” passports may surprise you.

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The top 20 places to visit in Tokyo, as chosen by travelers

From elegant gardens to stoic shrines and museums of fine art, Tokyo is full of places to stimulate the mind, soothe the soul, and please the senses.

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“I’m glad I’m Japanese” posters in Kyoto spark outrage among Japanese Twitter users

Mysterious posters draw concerned comments about the insensitive mentality of their anonymous creators.

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Free onsen! Kyushu resort shipping hot spring water to homes across Japan in thank-you program

Travelers have been visiting Beppu for its natural baths for years, but now the onsen is coming to them instead.

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Eva tie-wearing Japanese minister resigns after saying “it’s a good thing the tsunami hit Tohoku”

People in Japan responded to the remark with a heartwarming hashtag that immediately went viral, showing support for the Tohoku region.

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Ibaraki Prefecture promotes onsen hot springs with muscly man bathing in 4K【Videos】

Muscles, hot springs and stunning scenery combine to create some memorable slow motion bathing experiences.

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Sleep like a samurai – Travel provider offers one-night stay in a Japanese castle

Free package includes dinner modeled after meals eaten by feudal lords

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Eight surprising things to do in Northern Okinawa

Beat the crowds and skip the tourist traps with this guide to the little-known gems in the region.

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Are you game enough to eat Fire Ramen at this Japanese restaurant in Kyoto?

Fire ramen has the potential to singe your eyebrows but that’s all part of the appeal.

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“Your face here” cut-out board at Mt Fuji sightseeing spot puzzles people around Japan

So does this mean you have to do a headstand to insert your face into the comic panel?

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Instagram’s famous #FollowMeTo couple capture the beauty of their trip to Japan【Pics & Video】

The well-known duo take us on a spectacular journey to some of Japan’s most famous sites, complete with some gorgeous Sailor Moon cosplay.

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Japanese origami vending machine makes news around the country

The unusual machine with the sweet folded paper designs is warming people’s hearts around Japan.

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Navigate your way through Japan’s busiest train stations with Google Street View

Come with us as we take you through some of the interesting things you can discover inside one of the country’s most historic stations and the busiest train station in the world.

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Japanese artist explains why some people have a good sense of direction and others don’t

People in Japan are nodding their heads in agreement over the four-panel comic, which perfectly reveals the different brain processes that make all the difference.

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Glamping Okinawan style: a unique way to get in touch with nature in Japan【Pics】

The “glamorous camping” experience comes to Okinawa with luxurious tents and amazing views that will have you wanting to stay here forever.

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Kyoto taxi operator starts “Silence Taxi” service, prohibits drivers from instigating small talk

Taxis in Japan’s most refined city seek to minimize unpleasant, awkward conversations.

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