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5 Reasons to Visit Hokkaido, Northern Japan

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Picture a road that goes up and down until you lose sight of it. Both sides are covered with sunflowers and as the sun sets, the sky goes from clear blue to burnt orange and bright yellow. The wind feels nice, and as you bike your way to the little farm at the end of the road, a fluffy fox looks at you from afar and then runs off before you can snap a pictur[...]

10 Things I Love about My Life in Japan

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Many people talk about the things travelers should know before going to Japan - what's polite to do or not, table manners, how to behave on the streets etc. What I'd like to share though, is what happens when you live there; the little things that make Japan Japan, that say: 'You are living in Japan, and this place feels like home to you.' For example, th[...]

COUPLES WHO TRAVEL AND BLOG: STEPHANIE AND DANIEL

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As you know, we have started introducing you to our favorite traveling couples and decided to make this a series. Next up in our spotlight are Stephanie and Daniel of the blog The Passport Lifestyle, an American couple who just spent several years in Japan. Stephanie and Daniel: The photographer and her high-school sweetheart Fifteen years ago, Da[...]

7 Reasons To Add Kyoto To Your Bucket List

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Home to tranquil temples, lush gardens, striking shrines and mysterious geishas, a visit to Japan would not be complete without venturing to its cultural and historic centre, Kyoto. Providing a striking contrast to the chaotic, neon-lit and modernistic mega city of Tokyo, Kyoto is a completely different world. The city exudes warmth, classic character and a [...]

10 videos that will make you want to travel...NOW.

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Have you ever wondered what makes you choose your next destination? What inspires you to travel to one side or the other of the globe? Is it the culture of a nation, its people, its landscapes, its food? When it comes to me, it has to be a good mix of all of the above. I am always interested in visiting unexpected places and meeting people I don’t already kn[...]

48 hours on the Japanese Art Islands

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Originally dotted by small fishing and farming communities the Japanese Art Islands are now also home to galleries, coffee shops and art installations.  The main islands, Naoshima and Teshima are about 3 hours from Kyoto by train and ferry. Visiting this area does require a bit of planning, mostly to coordinate transport, but it’s so worth it. Let me tell yo[...]

Lost in Tokyo with Mark Bramley

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When you travel you might want to bring back the stories and impressions you had. A dried flower, food poisoning, a handful of sand, 8GB of photography, a little scar or a complete new point of view on how the world turns are only some of the possibilities you have. It's never that easy to capture what a place is and feels like for you. How can you [...]

10,000 free flights to Japan

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10,000 tourists can get their trip of a lifetime, for free! The Japanese National Tourist Organization have announced that they intend to give away 10,000 free flights to Japan in order to give new strenght to the tourism industry in the country. After the tsunami, earthquake and following nuclear disaster in Fukushima this spring, tourists practically fled [...]

Weird Stuff From Around The World

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Traveling can broaden your mind. Actually, it almost definitely will. You will see and do things you’ve never seen or done before. And sometimes you will see and do things you never thought you will see or do. Here we go: Our Top 10 weirdest stuff to do and see while traveling 1. Square Watermelons - Japan Ever had the problem that a watermelon fe[...]

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