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Hot Spring Hopping in Kanto (part 1)

Destination: Gunma Prefecture

Soak away your stress in some of Kanto's best onsen with this guide to the some of the area's best and most unusual hot springs.

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Shojoshin-in Temple, Mount Koya, Japan

A Buddhist retreat in Japan

Destination: Japan

It's a world away from frenetic Tokyo and the dash for the bullet train – the Daishi religion, and its heartland high up on Mount Koya in Japan, where visitors can stay and live like Buddhist monks

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Japan - how to stay in a Tokyo ryokan

by danstan

Destination: Tokyo

Taking a bath with strangers and sleeping on the floor. All you need to know about staying in a Tokyo ryokan

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Nagano from the train station

Nagano, Japan: plan a visit, even if you can't stand skiing

by danstan

Destination: Nagano

Nagano to me doesn't mean skiing. To me it means crisp air, delicious food, and one of the most revered temples in Japan. Do yourself a favour and take a visit to 'The roof of Japan'

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Explore Tokyo DisneySea

Destination: Tokyo Prefecture

Tokyo DisneySea is a water-themes Disney park found only in Japan. Explore seven exciting ports with there thrilling rides, spectacular shows and unique attractions.

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Kyoto tourist guide for Japanesse newbies

Destination: Kyoto

This guide aims to guide you through the main sites and advise on how to prioritise your stay in wonderful Kyoto.

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Osorezan: the other-worldly side of Japan

by Mary K

Destination: Japan

In the northernmost reaches of Japan lies Osorezan, or "Fear Mountain". Here, you can picnic with the dead and meet shaman priestesses, many of them blind, who commune with spirits

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