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My Japan is... Hidden Gems and Rural Communities

In an ongoing series of mini-posts we ask our most passionate Odigo writers “What is your Japan? ” in words and photos.My Japan Is…My Japan can be found along t

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2025 Osaka World Expo Announced

Osaka has taken first place in winning the rights to host the 2025 World Expo in Paris on Friday, successfully beating out Russia in the bid. Upon announcement, national celebration erupted, with many excited to show the world more of what Japan has to offer!

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Tokyo's Yayoi Kusama is Best Experience in the World

Time Out has just released a global “To Do List” of the top 50 experiences that a traveller MUST visit and the number one most recommended attraction in the world was awarded at our home in Tokyo: Yayoi Kusama Museum in Tokyo.

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The End of the Earth: Shiretoko National Park

DJI_0134-Edit.jpg 9.01 MBAinu for the end of the earth, Shiretoko is one of the most unspoiled national parks in Japan. Its the most northeastern point of Hokk

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Day 16: 12 Hours in Kyoto

Chris Broad and special guest, Pete Donaldson makes their way to the late-capital of Japan, where they meet monsters and monkey's!

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Day 14: Abroad in Japan doesn't speak Japanese

The mystery is solved: why doesn't Abroad in Japan's Chris speak Japanese in his videos? Well, here's a dedicated video of your favorite Brit speaking ONLY in Japanese.

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Article by Sally Erith

How To...Onsen

When my husband and I first came to Japan, we asked a few local friends and colleagues for ideas of things to do. With striking frequency, they recommended we M

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Article by Kurt Low

5 Things You’ll Miss When You Leave Japan

You’ve finally made the trip to Japan! You’ve seen the sights, enjoyed the sounds, and ate all the delicious food along the way. But time flies like a stick of

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Article by Johanna Forsberg

Shotengai - experience daily life in Japan

If you find yourself in Japan, make sure to wander off the beaten track a little bit and you will find shotengai- a pedestrian street filled with traditional sh

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Article by Donna Rhae

Japanese Etiquette Tips : Keeping the Peace Using Non-Verbal Communication

In Japan actions speak louder than words. There are small gestures that may seem insignificant to westerners, but can be seen as disrespectful in Japan. Body la

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Tattoos and Onsen

Now, you may have heard the rule in a lot of onsens (hot springs) that required that you DO NOT have tattoos on anywhere on your body if you want to enter their

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Sight in Tokyo

Konica Minolta Planetarium Manten

This is a planetarium located in Sunshine City, Ikebukuro.

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Nissan Ginza Gallery

[ NOTE: building currently under renewal ]The Nissan Gallery in Ginza is full of the latest cars and interactive displays for visitors to use. The gallery showc

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Best onsen towns in Japan

Before we get started, there are some things to note. Firstly, most public baths require you to be naked. Baths may or may not be gender segregated, so its best

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Sight in Tokyo

Punk Cake

Owned by a former buyer for one of Japan’s largest resale fashion chains, and influenced by a love of early 1980s punk music, this vintage boutique store in Har

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Article by Sherilyn Siy

100% FREE Family Fun at the Fire Museum

Do you crane your neck when an emergency vehicle whizzes past? Do your kids run to the window when they hear the sirens blare, echoing down the street? If yes,

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Oita For The First Time

On the east coast of Kyushu Prefecture which lies to the south of Japan, Oita Prefecture is most famous for its hot spring resorts, in particular Beppu and Yufu

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Sight in Kumamoto

Gosoku-no-kutsu

Gosoku-no-kutsu is located on the island of Amakusa on the west coast of Kyushu in southwestern Japan. It's an exclusive and luxurious place to relax and unwind

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Kansai from the Sky: An Osaka Observation Deck Guide

Osaka. What can be said about Osaka? Well, as far as being my absolute all time favourite place in Japan as it holds so many hidden treasures, it is also an inc

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Nipponbashi Denden Town

One of the largest commercial districts in Osaka, and packed with electrical equipment discount stores, this area is known as Osaka's Akihabara. More traditiona

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Paint your own Totoro or other creation? Here's the place!

Kyoto really is a bit of a shrine lovers paradise - and we all tend to make a beeline for those famous places we've read about or seen in travel brochures - the

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Sight in Chiba

Onjuku Beachside

Onjuku Beachside is a year-around guesthouse located just next to the beach, with a BBQ pavilion and surfing.

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The Rooftop BBQ Beer Garden

The Rooftop is a barbecue beer garden running from the end of May until mid-October on the 8th and 9th floor of Lumine Ikebukuro.

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Sight in Shizuoka

Beer House Tir na n-Og

Tir na n-Og is a beer house where you can enjoy Baird Beer delivered straight from the brewery.

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Check out the best illuminations in Japan - at a flower park!

Headed to Japan in the winter months? You might be a bit envious of folks that have experienced Japan during the beautiful cherry blossom season, or the changin

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1000 Samurai warriors in Nikko!

If you happen to be in Japan and the Kanto area, you have the opportunity to attend a large festival and celebration held at Toshogu shrine in Nikko.

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Play Ball! See a Baseball Game in the Tokyo Area

"...Buy me some sushi and sake, Jack. I don't care if we ever get back..."I once read that 'Cricket is an Indian game that just happened to be invented in Engl

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Your Ultimate Travel Companion: A Japanese Book

Reading Japanese literature in Japan is a wonderful immersive experience. If you’re a massive nerd like me, you can take literary pilgrimages to the places you

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Article by Lily Sergent

A Walk Through The 800 Year History Of Japanese Tea.

Japan is known for its healthy and minimalist diet and it is said that every ingredient is treated with the utmost care. From the freshest sushi to the ramen t

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My top 5 Instagram accounts to follow when you have Japan wanderlust

When it comes to travel plans and inspiration, I get my motivation from a few different sources.  Gone are the days of only being able to access travel ideas th

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Drift Ice -a unique phenomenon in Japan's winter months!

Travel is all about new experiences, and getting to do things that we may not be able to back home. If you like seeking out unique experiences when you're visit

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Hotel in Oita

Yufuin Yasuha

Surrounded by lush vegetation, Yufuin Yasuha offers traditional Japanese accommodation with tatami (woven-straw) flooring and futon bedding. Its public and priv

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Sight in Osaka

Contemporary Art Space Osaka (CASO)

This art gallery in the waterfront area of Osaka harbor is one of the largest rental spaces for contemporary art in Japan.

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Sight in Osaka

Nipponbashi Denden Town

One of the largest commercial districts in Osaka, and packed with electrical equipment discount stores, this area is known as Osaka's Akihabara. More traditiona

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Article by Jay Bowler

Kansai from the Sky: An Osaka Observation Deck Guide

Osaka. What can be said about Osaka? Well, as far as being my absolute all time favourite place in Japan as it holds so many hidden treasures, it is also an inc

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Edion Arena Osaka (Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium)

Located only a short walk from Namba Station, this indoor sporting arena first opened its doors in 1952. The arena was originally named "Osaka Prefectural Gymna

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Kimono experience for only 500 yen in Osaka! Including some of the best photo spots!

Osaka Museum of Housing and LivingThe Osaka Museum of Housing and Living is probably not on most people list when visiting Osaka. Personally, I rarely go to mus