Japan Remains Hermetically Sealed

June 2, 2020
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In addition to not paying for half your visit, Japan isn’t going to let you enter its borders at all for the foreseeable future.

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Kochi Starts Here

May 18, 2020
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Kochi is the most out-of-the-way of Shikoku’s major cities, but trust me—it’s worth the slight stress of getting here.

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My Love Affair With Matsuyama

May 18, 2020
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No matter what brings you to the largest city in Shikoku, one thing is clear.

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Tokyo, With Breathing Room

May 12, 2020
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Could 4 days in Tokyo be the perfect amount of time to spend in Japan’s capital?

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Is Tokyo Expensive?

May 12, 2020
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It’s a matter of yes-and-no, not yes-or-no.

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Beyond the Bomb(s)

May 5, 2020
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Obviously, the best way to resolve the Hiroshima vs Nagasaki debate is to visit both cities.

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Kyoto on the Cheap (but Chic)

May 4, 2020
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Enjoying your trip to Kyoto is as much about your accommodation as it is about the part of the city you stay in.

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24 (or Fewer) Hours in Kyoto

May 4, 2020
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Think of your day (and, hopefully, night) in Kyoto as an amuse-bouche.

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Boutique Osaka Hotels on a Bohemian Budget

April 27, 2020
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Finding cheap hotels in Osaka is surprisingly easy.

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Choose Your Osaka Base Here

April 27, 2020
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Where you stay in Osaka matters.

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Where to See Sakura in Tokyo

April 21, 2020
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The Tokyo cherry blossom season comes early—but often unpredictably so.

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Where the Real Japan Resides

April 6, 2020
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In a country with literally hundreds of them—small towns, this is—where do you even begin?

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30 Pictures That Will Make You Want to Visit Shikoku

April 6, 2020
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I can’t shut up about Japan’s least talked-about island.

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (in Osaka)

April 6, 2020
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Visit Japan’s second city to see sakura of the first rate.

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When Can We Travel to Japan Again?

April 1, 2020
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I’ve identified five specific things that need to change before we can all visit Japan again.

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Kyoto’s Sakura Secrets

March 28, 2020
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If you’ve been stressed as you plan your Kyoto cherry blossom, that ends today.

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