Oita, Japan: The Perfect Weekend Trip

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Have you ever heard of Oita, Japan? Oita is a prefecture in Southern Japan that’s a part of Kyushu island. We wrote about Kyushu before but focused on how Fukuoka is a great place to visit. Well, if you’re interested in Fukuoka that you should add Oita to your list. It’s a great place to visit but while Fukuoka is … Read More

Tokyo Metro: The Ultimate Guide

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While most cities are either small and dense or big and sprawled out, Tokyo is both. Instead of having one central business district there are multiple, densely populated areas surrounded by quiet residential areas.This makes the extensive metro system even more incredible. You can venture most anywhere in the city by rail. But, it’s complicated. There are many lines, owned … Read More

Is Japan Expensive? Not If You Know What To Avoid

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One of the most common things we get asked is, “Is Japan expensive?” We also read a lot about what makes people go to Japan—or choose not to—and one of the biggest turn-offs for travelers is that it’s too expensive… Well, actually it’s that they assume it’s really expensive. Japan has a reputation for being really pricey—especially Tokyo—so while a … Read More

Japanese Onsen: 7 Tips For First Timers

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Even though Japanese people are known as shy most won’t hesitate to get naked in public… When going to a Japanese Onsen. Then they are happy to take off their clothes for a nice, relaxing bath. Why do Japanese people love the Onsen so much? Japan has 127 million people, but 140 million people go to the Onsen every year. This … Read More

Beyond Tokyo and Kyoto: 10 Reasons To Travel To Fukuoka, Japan

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When traveling to Japan, the most obvious places to go are Tokyo and Kyoto. One is the bustling metropolis of the future, while the other is steeped in history and tradition. While both cities are definitely worth a visit, you should quickly add Fukuoka, Japan to your itinerary. This modestly sized city has some of Japan’s best food, an airport … Read More