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Traveling Japan Alone? How to Make the Most Out of Your Solo Trip!

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Exploring at your own pace, eating what you want, choosing the hotel you like best – traveling alone can be a wonderful experience. While it may seem a bit intimidating for those who’ve never done it, the veteran solo travelers are surely nodding their head in agreement. Japan is a large country that has much to offer in basically all regards. From culture to food, here’s how to make the most out of Japan if you’re traveling alone!

Easy Japanese Recipes! How to Make Omu-Soba, Yakisoba with an Omelet! (Episode 11) #IzakayaNobu


Welcome to the sixth of a series of articles spotlighting select Japanese recipes from the new anime series, Isekai Izakaya Nobu! Whether you’re a fan already or have just stumbled upon the show, one thing is for sure: the dishes of gourmet anime Isekai Izakaya ~Koto Aitheria no Izakaya Nobu~ look absolutely amazing! Japanese star chef Ryuta Kijima created simple recipes based on the food served at Izakaya Nobu itself, for you to cook in your own kitchen at home. (Even if you're not a giant anime fan, you're still bound to enjoy these authentic Japanese foods!)

10 Things to Know About Summer in Japan – From Weather to Events!


Japan and Tokyo are both in a temperate climate zone, but did you know that the summer heat can get quite intense? To everyone who currently is or plans on traveling to Japan during July, August, and September, there are 10 things about “Summer in Japan” that you need to know. Here, get tips on how to cope with the heat, what to do see and do during summer, and fun facts and tips about Tokyo’s heat!

Explore the five types of "Live Springs" at the Dai-ichi Takimotokan in Noboribetsu Onsen

Noboribetsu / Lake Toya Hot Springs (Onsen) & Bath Houses (Sento)

The Dai-ichi Takimotokan is a well-established hotel in Noboribetsu Onsen. Its hot spring baths are fed by geothermal water from five springs having half of the 10 mineral qualities of spring water found in Japan. You can enjoy the view of Hell Valley, a popular sightseeing spot, while relaxing in the hotel’s Onsen Heaven.

How to Survive the Crowds during Japan's Golden Week

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In Japan people are not so hot on taking holiday, not in the sense that they don’t want to, but that there is a lot of pressure, for various reasons, not to take holiday. To combat this, the government designated a number of public holidays to make sure people take time to have a rest! The result is Japan’s Golden Week, a number of public holidays in a row (from around April 29 to May 5) which basically mean a long holiday for many workers.

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