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Noboribetsu Onsen Excursion - And a Natural Hot Spring Footbath!

Noboribetsu / Lake Toya Rivers, Lakes & Canyons

Noboribetsu Onsen in Hokkaido is well known for its 9 different types of hot springs. There are lots of sights to see centered around these hot springs. Jigokudani (literally, "Hell Valley"), for example, exude both gases and hot water, and Oyunuma, a super high-temperature spring, accumulates sulfur. In order to see these springs for ourselves, I decided to take a guided tour. It even ended in a natural footbath! This was truly the best tour I've ever experienced! *Taisho Jigoku and Oyunuma River Natural Footbath will be closed off from Nov 6, 2016. (You can walk up to Oyunuma). Date of reopening not yet decided. (As of May, 2018)

Quirky 'Sora-Donki' Discount Shop Opens at New Chitose Airport: Top Staff-Recommended Products & More!

Sapporo / Chitose Discount Stores

When you hear the name 'Don Quixote' in Japan, you will most likely picture Japan's largest discount store chain. Sora-Donki, the airport location of the chain, recently opened its second branch on the international departure floor of the New Chitose Airport on August 30, 2019. This branch boasts an area of up to three times larger than that of its Haneda Airport counterpart, with items upon items lining the store, offering an overwhelming variety of goods including snacks and drinks, souvenirs, medicines, and even clothing. Because it is located on the international floor, it is perfect for inbound travelers. Let's take a look at some of the most popular items amongst traveling visiting from overseas.

[MOVIE] Achieve Your Cosplay Dreams at Cosplay Studio Crown!

Akihabara Culture Experience

Anyone from pros, to amateurs, to people who've never cosplayed before can jump into Studio Crown in Akihabara to experience a professional level of cosplay that's both easy and affordable! Recently LIVE JAPAN took the opportunity to check them out!

Great Ways to Spend Spare Time at Narita Airport: Restaurants, Relaxation Spots, and Family-Friendly Kids Parks!

You've probably heard of Narita Airport being described as the gateway to Japan, and for good reason, since it's the airport many local and international visitors will be using for their travels to and from Japan. Now, imagine you land earlier than expected in the airport, or your flight was delayed and you have some time to spare. Even if you're just having a layover or in the airport early to check in for your flight, you may be wondering what's there to see and do before and after the customs check. How does one spend all this extra time in Narita Airport productively? Well, don't you worry, because Narita Airport is chock-full of enjoyable spots to explore. We're talking about places like restaurants, shops, relaxation facilities, and playgrounds for the kids as well. You may find yourself running out of time to spend soon enough instead! Here's a list of some of the best places you can visit in the airport, from eateries to relaxation spots, that will make all that waiting time pass like a breeze!

Plan The Perfect Trip: Top 6 Problems People Had When Traveling With Friends To Japan

What should you pay attention to when traveling to Japan with friends? What to do if a problem occurs? When planning a trip with friends, especially if it's your first time traveling together, it's not always easy to see eye to eye on things like attractions, restaurants, breaks, and accommodation. Enjoying a 100% perfect journey together is the most important thing. Here are 6 tips on how to achieve this, based on our experience!

This Is What Japan Visitors Advise About Onsen Spas: Favorite Hot Spring Spots & How To Choose

Hot Springs (Onsen) & Bath Houses (Sento)

Japan boasts hot springs in all of its prefectures and it’s one of the leading countries in the world when it comes to hot springs. More and more foreigners want to try hot springs when they visit Japan. Hot springs are in fact one of the most popular aspects of Japanese culture. We interviewed one Japanese and two foreigners who love hot springs, and we asked them about their favorite ones, how to choose them, and their personal recommendations.

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