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Japan's Cute Capybara: From Tropical Jungle Animals to Bathing Superstars!

Shizuoka Suburbs Zoos, Aquariums & Botanical Gardens

A country known for its bathing culture, Japan is showing the world that hot springs aren't just for people! At Izu Shaboten Zoo Park, several cuddly capybara - the world's largest (and cutest?) rodent - have become quite famous for taking extended dips in hot baths. And now you, too, can snap photos of these adorable animals up close!

Autumn in Japan 2018: Best 8 Spots to See Fall Colors Throughout Japan!

Autumn

The year 2018 is slowly coming to an end. Summer and its hot humidity are saying goodbye and autumn refreshes us with its cooler temperatures and crisp weather. The main highlight of the season is the fall foliage, called kōyō in Japanese, transforming Japan into a wonderland of vivid colors. The Adirondacks in the state of New York or Llanrwst in Wales are world-famous autumn leaf spots. However, Japan’s fall foliage spots are defined by the serene and pure beauty that comes from a unique harmony between nature and man-made buildings and structures. To let you savor this tranquil spectacle of the seasons, we’re taking you to eight iconic autumn leaf spots throughout Japan, show you how to get there, and when to make the most out of the colorful foliage!

[MOVIE] Navigating Virtual Airspace with Skyart JAPAN

Shinagawa Adventure Activities

Have you always wanted to fly through the skies while controlling a jet? You now have the chance to make your dream a reality! Skyart JAPAN offers hyper-realistic flight simulation for everyone from beginners to professional pilots. Take a closer look at SkyArt’s state of the art headquarters located in Shinagawa, Tokyo and see how I fared in the cockpit for my very own private lesson!

Check this before visiting Hokkaido! Regional descriptions and local cuisine

Sapporo / Chitose Sushi

In the broad expanse of Hokkaido you can find a wide selection of local cuisines from port towns offering fresh seafood to places inland where local-grown meat and vegetables are used in the dishes. Especially in the case of ramen there are unique variances; Sapporo ramen and Hakodate ramen have different flavors, so we recommend you compare the differences when you visit these places. This is one way to enjoy the “soul food” loved by the local residents during your travels around Hokkaido.

Layover in Tokyo? Useful services at Tokyo's Haneda Airport (HND)!

Haneda Airport

Anyone who flew regularly into Japan prior to 2010 would have got used to arriving at Narita Airport, but after 2010 there was a new kid in town for international flights in the form of Haneda Airport’s new international terminal. In fact this airport has been around since the 1930s and used to be the Tokyo’s international airport until 1978 when Narita Airport opened and took over international flights. Today Haneda Airport is the 4th busiest airport in the world, and along with Narita Airport, Tokyo’s airport system is globally the 3rd busiest. Terminals 1 and 2 handle mainly domestic flights, so today we will have a look at the international terminal and introduce what you need to know if you have a layover at this airport. One of the benefits in particular for long layovers at Haneda is that it is closer to Tokyo; you can be in central Tokyo in less than 20 minutes and Tokyo Station within 30 minutes. So, if you have more than a few hours to spare then you have no excuses! You must visit Tokyo! If you have a short layover then you can experience Japanese culture as well as take advantage of the opportunity to delight in the highest achievements in Japanese cuisine. For a layover at this airport, visa rules will differ according to your nationality so please do check with your local Japanese embassy. For a short layover within the airport a visa is not needed, for a longer layover such as an overnight stay which will see you leaving the terminal you will need a tourist visa or a transit visa. Whichever the case may be you can certainly make the most out of your brief stay in Japan!

Where to Stay in Tokyo? A Guide to All Areas and Their Accommodations

Tokyo's Surrounding Areas Hotels

Tokyo is a massive city, with innumerable shopping, sightseeing, and gourmet hot spots to explore. Touring every nook and cranny of the metropolis is impossible, especially if you only stay for a limited amount of time. Choosing your accommodation – your sightseeing headquarters, so to say – is key. Because deciding where to stay is so vital to your trip, we’ll break down Tokyo’s main areas and their accommodations, as well as look at the areas’ major sights and general atmospheres. With that, you’re sure to find just the right place for you!

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