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Japan is a treasure trove of wonders waiting to be discovered and whether you’re a returning traveller looking to uncover somewhere new, or a bold first time traveller looking to escape the city. Road trip across snowy Hokkaido, relax at a secluded mountain temple, cycle Japan’s shimmering inland sea and befriend a stranger at a castle overlooking a city. These are the places and experiences that turn a simple holiday, into the trip of a lifetime.

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What to do in Hiroshima & Miyajima | 6 Must Try Travel Ideas

Hiroshima and Miyajima Island are essential places to visit on a trip to Japan. We pass through the city in search of Okonomiyaki pancakes, Itsukushima Shrine and Japan's first Pizza vending machine! Joined by awesome friend and Japan first timer...

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How Difficult is Travelling Japan without Japanese? | Travel Tips

Travelling Japan without Japanese might not be as tough as you think....

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48 hours in Hokkaido | Road Trip Across Japan

Let's discover Hokkaido by hopping in a car and going on a road trip across its stunning landscape. ...

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6 Must Try Japanese Dishes in Aomori

Discover six must try Japanese dishes in Aomori prefecture....

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5 Things to do in Akihabara | Tokyo

Akihabara is one of Tokyo's most popular destinations. We go in search of the best the area has to offer....

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Why Japan is the Snow Capital of the World

We visit Fox Village and enjoy snow whilst nearly getting frostbite in a horrific blizzard....

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Inside Japan's Robot Dinosaur Hotel

Japan's robot hotel: The Henna Hotel or "strange" hotel is causing a stir at the moment with lots of media coverage. We go and see if it lives up to the hype....

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Staying on Japan's Most Mysterious Island | Sado

Sado Island: We travel out into the sea of Japan to the island of Sado for the weekend....

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Staying at a Tokyo Capsule Hotel

Capsule hotels in Japan are dream come true for budget travellers - particularly in upmarket Ginza in Tokyo....

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Japan's Biggest Morning Market

Japan's biggest morning market is a culinary wonderland....

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Meeting a Japanese Mummy | Fukushima

We come face to face with Japan's best preserved Mummy....

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6 Must Try Japanese Foods | Iwate

We discover six must try Japanese dishes in Iwate prefecture....

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The Village in Japan Where they Believe Jesus Died

We visit a town in north Japan where the locals genuinely believe Jesus visited and was ultimately laid to rest....

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Japan's Most Stunning Onsen | Hot Spring

Japanese onsen (hot springs) don't come much better than this. ...

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North Japan's Most Scenic Spot | Geibikei Gorge

I've never felt so relaxed in all my life....

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Okinawa | Japan's Ultimate Getaway | What to Do

I waited 4 years before going to Okinawa. Honestly, I'm not sure why - if I'd known about it sooner, I probably would have gone there every year. Witness Japan's best beaches, snake sake, and the most beautiful waters in the world....

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Travelling Japan in Style | 500km in 3 Days

This week we travel 500km across north Japan in style....

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Experiencing Japan's Biggest Annual Event | Cherry Blossom Season

Cherry Blossom (Sakura) season is a such a huge deal Japan that 60% of the population takes part. This year my friend Ryotaro and I threw ourselves into the festivities at one of the best viewing spots in north Japan....

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Wandering through the Aokigahara Forest | Japan

The Aokigahara Forest (青木ヶ原) , or "Suicide Forest" has an infamous reputation for being a suicide hotspot and in recent years, it's received global attention to numerous films, documentaries and articles. ...

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Skiing at Japan's Funnest Resort

Skiing in Aizu, Japan! Adventure. Excitement. Swedish Pirates: In the last few months of ski season my friend Ryotaro and I decided to travel to a prominent ski resort in north Japan. It was quite the trip with skiing, snowmobiles, ice fishing and a ...

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Tokyo's Freshest Sushi | Tsukiji Fishmarket

Tsukiji is the world's largest fish market (It's real sushi - not that awful stuff you get off of a conveyor belt)....

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The BEST Japanese Hotel Room Tour You'll Ever See

Japanese hotels! Killing some time in a Japanese hotel room and discussing a dilemma involving premium pudding....

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15 TIPS FOR TRAVEL IN JAPAN

Travel in Japan!? Where should you visit? Where should you go in one week? What are the top 3 places in Japan? What's the best way to have your morning ruined? ...

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The Worst Thing about Asia

For many people who have either visited or lived in Asia, this situation may prove awkwardly familiar. For everyone else, it remains a stark reminder to prepare your legs before journeying to Asia....

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Visiting Japan: 5 Reasons Why It'll Be Awesome

5 Reasons to justify visiting Japan....

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How much is Japan's most expensive train?

Chris asks the question that’s on everyone’s lips… do you have HIGH ENERGY? And we tear through your messages, still warm from the fax machine. ...

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Should travellers be worried about Fukushima?

The radiation may be lower than most people experience on an aeroplane, so why don't people visit Fukushima? ...

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4 Scams you should avoid in Japan!

Flags! Get your tiny flags! We're getting scammed in Japan. For science. ...

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The first 48 hours in Japan: what should you do?

A mere 172800 seconds in Japan: what would you do with them? ...

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Is Japan losing patience with foreign tourists?

Park rules: leave your Japan as you'd like to find it, or something like that. Ranger Chris says so....

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When travelling in Japan goes wrong

Pete and Chris go through more of your (even crazier) Japanese travel stories! ...

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10 Crazy Japan travel stories!

Pete and Chris go through some of your (frankly crazy) Japanese travel stories!...

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Two Weeks More in Japan | Ultimate Itinerary Discussed

Chris and Pete return and they've planned out a very different route through Northern Japan. ...

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2 weeks in Japan | Ultimate Travel Itinerary

Chris gives us his best itinerary ideas for a couple of weeks in Japan. Warning: contains Tokyo bananas....