Taste the Hi-Chew Rainbow

March 17, 2020
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Whether you’re a Hi-Chew candy expert or have never tasted it, you’re going to find the next few paragraphs delicious.

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How to Choose a Base a Tokyo

March 17, 2020
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The question of the best area to stay in Tokyo is a complicated one to answer.

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The Great Narita Train Debate

March 1, 2020
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The Narita Express vs Skyliner question is a relatively simple one to answer, once you know all the facts.

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All the Ways to Haneda and Back

February 29, 2020
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Traveling from Haneda Airport to Tokyo is a quick journey, but like most things in Japan isn’t necessarily simple.

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Battle of Tokyo’s Towers

February 29, 2020
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The Tokyo Skytree vs Tokyo Tower debate often begins with a clarification.

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Perfect Tokyo Panorama Spots

February 29, 2020
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Where can you get the best view of Tokyo?

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The Ultimate Tokyo Train Station Guide

February 28, 2020
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Before you worry about navigating the labyrinthine Shinjuku Station, you should attend to a more fundamental task.

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The Tokyo Underground, De-mystified

February 27, 2020
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Nearly 9 million people travel through the Tokyo underground system every day, many of whom are literal schoolchildren.

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The Truth About Coronavirus in Japan

February 22, 2020
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Is Japan safe for travelers, as far as coronavirus is concerned? Yes, but there are caveats.

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The Great Big Story About Fried Maple Leaves

February 21, 2020
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Regardless of why you’re now Googling “Momiji tempura,” I have a feeling I know where you discovered it.

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Ride the Rails Between Tokyo and Osaka

February 21, 2020
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If you’re preparing to take a Tokyo to Osaka train, it’s natural that you’ll have some questions.

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Do People Speak English in Japan?

February 10, 2020
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Japanese people can by shy about speaking English even if their ability is good, which can put you in some tough spots.

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A Fork in Tokyo’s Golden Road

December 2, 2019
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I was of two minds as I waited for my Tokyo autumn experience to begin in earnest.

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Autumn at the Marsh of Gold

November 29, 2019
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I was not excited by the thought of the Kanazawa autumn, at least not as I sat onboard a Shinkansen inbound from Tokyo last Thursday afternoon.

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How to Fly to Japan on the Cheap

November 21, 2019
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Finding cheap flights to Japan is a popular topic, but it’s not a monolith.

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30 Pictures That Will Make You Want to Visit Kyushu

November 20, 2019
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As I look through all the amazing Kyushu pictures I took during the two-week exploration of the island I just completed, I came to a strange conclusion.

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