30 Pictures That Will Make You Want to Visit Japan in Spring

April 16, 2019
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The denouement of this year’s sakura sojourn was the only place where everything finally made sense to me.

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Kanpai, Kyoto

April 4, 2019
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Seeing cherry blossoms in Kyoto is like paradise on Earth.

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Osaka’s Spiritual Sakura

April 4, 2019
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Osaka, broadly speaking, is a city that always exceeds my expectations.

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Himeji Money Shot

April 2, 2019
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I always forget how cold the Japanese spring can be.

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Tempers Flare in Takamatsu

April 1, 2019
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Sakura makes you do crazy things—at least it makes me do crazy things.

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Matsuyama and Miracles

March 31, 2019
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I caught a glimpse of Matsuyama Castle as the flight I was supposed to miss made its final approach.

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How to Ride the Narita Express

March 26, 2019
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While you can absolutely use your Japan Rail Pass to ride the Narita Express, this isn’t always the most cost effective option.

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Tokyo Never Sleeps

March 20, 2019
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Things to do in Tokyo at night are nearly as numerous as the lights on Tokyo’s illuminated skyline.

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How to Visit Tokyo’s Lucky Cat Temple

March 19, 2019
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Whether you call it Gotokuji Temple or the “Lucky Cat” temple, there’s nowhere else in Tokyo—or Japan—like it.

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Shinjuku vs. Shibuya

March 14, 2019
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Is Shinjuku or Shibuya right for you?

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