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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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The 5 Fastest Roller Coasters in the World

September 08, 2016 by Zachary Laks

Testing the limits of physics and defying gravity, the world’s fastest roller coasters zoom their way into the record books at white-knuckle speeds. Hold on ... Read More »


Escape Tokyo for this Hidden Gem

May 12, 2016 by Daniel Sheffler

When Tokyo’s frenetic pace and endless thrills leave you craving a tranquil escape, a quick trip to Ago Bay delivers just that. Three hours from Tokyo -- either ... Read More »


Around the World in a Dozen Orchids

May 06, 2016 by Christina Garofalo

With nearly30,000 known species, the Orchid Familycomprisesthe largest plant species in the world -- and new kindsare still being discovered every few months, ... Read More »


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 »

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