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Japan is a country defined by contrasts; a land where ancient culture and cutting edge technology meet. From geishas and cherry blossoms to bullet trains and gadgets, you’ll be struck by its rush for the future and respect for the past.

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For the hi-tech, modern cities, ancient temples, excellent food, natural wonders, and warmth of the Japanese people.

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An Affordable Street Food Tour of Tokyo

November 05, 2015 by Teresa Wu

Anthony Bourdain once said, "I love Tokyo. If I had to eat only in one city for the rest of my life, Tokyo would be it." Not only does this foodie city have ... Read More »


5 Places to Hang with Snoopy and Get Ready for "The Peanuts Movie"

October 12, 2015 by Teresa Bitler

The new Peanuts flick -- appropriately titled “The Peanuts Movie” -- opens on November 6. But if you can't wait till then, here are five places you can hang ... Read More »


On the Edge: 5 Amazing Cliffside Hotels

August 06, 2015 by Teresa Bitler

Sometimes, all you want to do on vacation is to kick back and enjoy the view. We don’t blame you. For sweeping, panoramic views, vacation on the edge -- ... Read More »


Human Soup? Japanese Spa Offers a Ramen Noodle Bath

May 15, 2015 by Yahoo! Travel

By Leah Ginsberg for Yahoo! Travel Visitors enjoy the ‘soup noodle spa’ at the Hakone Yunessun Spa in Hakone, Japan. (Photo: Junko Kimura/Getty Images) Picture ... Read More »


Thrifty Thursday: Two Affordable Japanese Hotels

April 02, 2015 by Nilina Mason-Campbell

We’re not going to call Japan a cheap destination. After all, getting there will cost you a pretty penny, not to mention nearly a day’s worth of flying. And the ... Read More »

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