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Guests with Tattoos Can Now Enjoy Hot Spring Baths at This Japanese Onsen!

One of the common rules that a lot of people know about hot spring bathing is the “no tattoo” rule. Despite Japan’s advanced way of living, there seems to remain a stigma that accompanies people who have tattoos on their bodies. To many locals, tattoos still signify an association with notorious groups and organized crime…

This Small Ghibli-Inspired Town in Japan Will Transport You to Another World!

Nestled on the outskirts of Hamamatsu, Shizuoka (静岡県浜松市) is a town that looks straight out of a fairy tale or a Ghibli movie. Nukumori no Mori (ぬくもりの森) is the kind of place where it’s impossible not to feel like you’ve been transported to another world. Check it out! Nukumori no Mori Author’s photo Nukumori no…

Check Out 9 of the Best Places to Visit in Numazu City, Shizuoka!

Numazu City (沼津市) in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture (静岡県) was recently placed in the spotlight because of the anime, Love Live! Sunshine!! Numazu City is a gateway to major tourist sites such as Mt. Fuji (富士山) and Hakone (箱根). The city is also known for its numerous hot springs. If you are setting off for an…

Visit This Strange Yet Cool Japanese Sex Museum in Shizuoka!

Atami (熱海) is a city located on the coast in Shizuoka Prefecture (静岡県) of Izu Peninsula (伊豆半島). It is adjacent to Tokyo (東京) and Hakone (箱根), making it one of the most frequented cities in the region. Thousands of tourists visit Atami every year, discovering its famous onsens (温泉; hot springs), museums and culture. There…

Animals, Views of Mt. Fuji and More at Fuji Safari Park!

One of the things I really wanted to do during my trip to Japan was to visit Mt. Fuji (富士山). Since I was there for almost a month, I didn’t want to pass up the chance to see Mt. Fuji and its magical beauty. I thought going to Japan in the summertime would automatically mean…

Climbing Mt. Fuji? Here Are 6 Things They Don’t Tell You About!

Climbing Mt. Fuji is a bucket list item which most local and foreign travelers plan on doing even before they set foot in Japan. It is something that you have always dreamed of doing and when you go home, you tell all your friends how you conquered a mountain (even if all the centenarians passed…

Feeling Adventurous? Put On Your Hiking Boots and Head for Mt. Fuji This Summer!

With the arrival of summer which includes events and festivals such as Marine Day (Umi no Hi), Japanese Festival of the Dead (Obon), and the summer vacation for students, many people in Japan will be heading outdoors especially to the mountains and beaches. As Japan’s most iconic mountain, Mt. Fuji is a popular choice for…

Need a Day Away From Tokyo to Relax? Soothe Your Muscles at Marine Spa Atami!

Atami is well-known for its hot spring waters and easy distance from Tokyo. The coastal town is a popular retreat for city dwellers. Most of the hot springs are located in ryokans and are generally fairly small baths where private bathing is preferable but this really requires an overnight stay. If you’re looking to take…
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