Category: Travel

What is a Kitsune? Japan’s Shape-Shifting Trickster

When we think of Japanese yokai (spirits), we usually think of the creepy Japanese ghosts that have become very popular abroad. However, the Japanese kitsune (fox) has been a staple of Japanese mythology for a very long time, continuing to make appearances in Japanese media even now.

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Japanese Onsen Towns: Traveling From Hokkaido to Kyushu

Onsen (Japanese hot springs) towns are little resort areas whose main features are their hot springs and hospitality. Many tourists flock to these areas when they want to get a break from the city, look for a health retreat, or just want to soak in each area’s famous waters!

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Hakone Onsen: A Guide to Kanagawa’s Hot Spring Town

Less than 100 kilometers away from Tokyo and nestled in the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, the town of Hakone is renowned throughout Japan for its natural beauty, views of Mount Fuji and Ashinoko, and the numerous Hakone onsen baths. Each year, thousands upon thousands of domestic and international visitors flock towards the small onsen town looking for a break from the bustling cities.

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A Guide to a Perfect Seven Days in Kyushu

Kyushu, Japan, is more often than not overlooked by many tourists in favor of more popular spots like Tokyo and Osaka. But Kyushu is a hidden gem, being home to one of the friendliest populations and most breathtaking scenery in Japan.

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