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7-day Japan Weather Forecast for Tokyo, Osaka, and Hokkaido: Pack Right for Your Trip


To make sure you're well-prepared for your trip to Japan, let's dive into this week's weather forecast for Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and other parts of Japan. We'll provide a variety of tips to help you pack wisely for the season and plan your itinerary. (Forecast information displayed is as of 8 AM JST on September 25, 2023.)

10 Best Onsen in Hokkaido: Hot Spring Wonderlands Hidden in Japan's Deep North

Kushiro Hot Springs (Onsen) & Bath Houses (Sento)

In Japan's wild northern island of Hokkaido, onsen hot springs can be found in a variety of tranquil places. With so many volcanically active areas, such as Asahi-dake, the Shiretoko Mountain Range, Mount Meakan, Mount Io (Atosanupuri) and Mount Usu, the island is bubbling with activity. Many of these Hokkaido onsen hot springs can be found in breathtaking areas. Some can be found beside scenic coastlines, while others are nestled within evergreen-speckled valleys. What's more, there is a massive variety of hot spring water types - including some with organic plant matter. One could call Hokkaido a hot spring paradise. So what are some of the best Hokkaido onsen to visit? Here we'll introduce Hokkaido’s popular hot spring areas you'll want to add to your bucket list! (Main image: PIXTA)

Become a True Gundam Pilot - Stepping into the P.O.D. at a Tokyo Arcade! (Video)


Japan and robots go together like a hotdog and mustard. One of the nation’s most famous robot exports is known worldwide simply as “Gundam.” What started out as an anime has become a huge franchise with its own games, movies, and even a life-sized statue in Tokyo’s Odaiba. What many people don’t know, however, is that there is a way to pilot your very own Gundam robot!

4 Ryokan And Hotels In Asakusa Where You Can Enjoy A Japanese Atmosphere

Asakusa Hotels

Tokyo's historic Asakusa neighborhood is full of personality and, there, you can take in classic downtown scenery while experiencing Japan's characteristic hospitality. To really get to know Asakusa, it's best to have a relaxed pace and stay overnight. Here are four ryokan inns and hotels in Asakusa especially recommended for overseas visitors. You're sure to find the right accommodations to suit your style, with an attractive Japanese atmosphere and interiors, places where you can enjoy Asakusa's unique scenery, and refreshing hot springs.

Autumn Colors: A Complete Guide to Visiting Japan in Fall


Japan is a beautiful country that offers a variety of attractions and experiences for travelers. But one of the most amazing things about Japan is its fall season, when the leaves change color and create stunning scenery. If you've never been to Japan in fall, brace yourself for a kaleidoscope of experiences that are nothing short of spellbinding. Think crisp air tingling on your skin, a myriad of leaves switching hues like an artist’s palette, and cultural events that make the season come alive. From late September to early December, Japan transforms into an Autumnal wonderland, and it's not hard to see why this is considered one of the best times to visit the country. Here, we will guide you through everything you need to know about visiting Japan in fall, from when to go, where to see the best foliage, what to do, and how to plan your trip. (Main image: PIXTA)

2023 Ikebukuro Shopping Guide: Must-Visit Stores and Deals for Smarter Shopping

Ikebukuro Electronics Stores

Along with Shinjuku and Shibuya, bustling Ikebukuro stands out as one of Tokyo's most popular districts. The moment you step out of the station, you're greeted by two retail giants: Tobu and Seibu Department Stores. Not to mention Sunshine City, home to well-known stores like the Pokémon Center and Disney Store. Even the popular electronics retailer, BicCamera, has an astounding five stores here, a testament to the incredible purchasing power of Ikebukuro's crowds. We've compiled an overview of shopping destinations, from Ikebukuro Station's East Exit to Sunshine City and the West Exit area. We've also included handy tips and updated information for 2023. And don't miss the discounts for BicCamera and Don Quijote waiting at the end of the article. So, let's dive into Ikebukuro and make the most of your next Tokyo shopping spree! (Image: PIXTA)

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