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10 Things to Do in Niigata: Nature and Gourmet!

Niigata is a beautiful prefecture located at the center of the main island and facing the Nihon sea. It’s the prefecture which is the longest, lengthwise, in Japan. Niigata isn’t so popular as a tourist place for foreigners, and most people who visit the country won’t consider coming here. However, it has a lot of…

Want to Lose Weight the Japanese Way? 4 Fun Ways to Get Fit in Japan

Japanese people are typically slimmer than any other nationalities around the world. Have you ever wondered why? It is primarily because both young and old have the tendency to cut the carbs in their diet. If you ever find yourself staying in Japan for quite a while, it would be best to stay fit the…

5 Big No-Nos to Remember for that Debut Onsen Experience in Japan!

If you have had the opportunity to visit Japan, you may have heard of the famous “onsen”, also known as Japanese hot springs. Onsens (温泉) are widely spread out throughout Japan due to the volcanic nature of this amazing country, and therefore, the onsen is an important element to Japanese culture. However, before jumping right…

Get out of Tokyo and Enjoy a Cheap Mini-Vacation Relaxing in a Private Onsen

A mere two hours away from the noise and lights of Shinjuku is the semi-forgotten onsen town called Kinugawa. With a direct express train leaving from Shinjuku station and the option of a free or reduced price onsen bus leaving from Ikebukuro, it is easy to get out of town for a night. Kinugawa A…