JAPAN

Are you planning a trip to Japan? Make sure you read these helpful posts to prepare for your visit and get instant #inspiration on things to do in the Land of the Rising Sun. 

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: JAPANESE ETIQUETTE AND CUSTOMS

Japanese social rules can be intimidating to many first-time visitors. And no wonder! Japan's 5.000-year old civilization has developed a very complex code of etiquette and customs. But don't panic—with a little study, you can easily get a handle on the basic rules of...

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10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT JAPAN RIGHT NOW

I thought long and hard about the title for this article. First I thought about a simple “Things You’ll Miss When You Leave Japan”, then I also thought about a sincere “Reasons Japan Is The Most Freakin’ Wonderful Country To Ever Exist”. To be honest, for like 10...

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THE PRINCE PARK TOWER TOKYO HOTEL: REVIEW

A deluxe hotel complex nestled in the lush green woods of Shiba Park, the Prince Park Tower Tokyo provides a breath of fresh air amidst Japan’s bustling capital city. I stayed here for five days and had an awesome time, mostly thanks to the service and helpful nature...

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BEST SPOTS IN TOKYO FOR THE ULTIMATE SKYLINE VIEWS

Tokyo is a huge metropolis that doesn't have a single iconic skyline, it has thousands! And they're all truly awe-inspiring. The skyscrapers, bridges, waterways and islands create a breathtaking panorama that is instantly recognizable worldwide. While you can feel the...

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KYOTO IN ONE DAY: THE PERFECT TOUR OF THE CITY OF SHRINES

Even if you only have one day in Kyoto, you would be surprised at how much you can get out of it. Of course I don’t mean to insinuate that one day strolling through the heart of Japan is enough to satisfy – if anything it will make you want more. Kyoto is known as the...

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THE PERFECT DAY TRIP TO NARA, JAPAN

Nara has some of the most impressive sights in all of Japan, and due to its past as the first permanent capital, it remains full of historic treasures. Nara was in fact elected as Japan’s first permanent capital in 710 A.D. and was considered the cradle of Japanese...

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FUSHIMI INARI TAISHA: A WALK THROUGH SOUTHERN KYOTO

The ancient UNESCO World Heritage site of Fushimi Inari Taisha is a must-see for anyone visiting Kyoto. Established in 711 AD, it is the head shrine of all Inari Shrines that number as many as 32,000 in Japan. Fushimi Inari’s name comes from Fushimi-ku, the name of...

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ARASHIYAMA-SAGANO: A WALK THROUGH WESTERN KYOTO

In the western outskirts of Kyoto, tucked along the base of the Arashiyama Mountains (“Storm Mountains”), there's the wonderful tourist district of Arashiyama-Sagano, famous for its many gorgeous temples and for its natural beauty. Besides the many attractions, here...

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13 COOL THINGS YOU MUST SEE AND DO IN TOKYO

One of the best things about Tokyo is the sheer number of things there are to see and do—and, of course, eat! It’s actually hard to narrow it down to the essentials, while still having an experience that’s a good balance of everything the city has to offer. But I'm...

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A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO TOKYO’S POPULAR DISTRICTS

Planning a trip to Tokyo can be challenging for first-time visitors, especially when they realize just how large and spread out everything is. Instead of thinking of Tokyo as one huge city, it’s way better to break it down by its distinct wards and districts. This...

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