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Perfectly Timing Your Japan Trip

6.11.2015

by elias

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Japanese Love Domestic Travel, Plan Accordingly

No one loves Japan more than the locals. While there are always nearly as many Japanese tourists checked into your hotel with you as there are foreign visitors, there are a few peak seasons of domestic travel in Japan you may want to plan your trip around. These are weeks where everyone in Japan seems to be on the road. Hotel rates are likely to spike during these times as well, so planning your trip around these dates will also save you money.

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Through A Prism: Three Reasons You Want To See Japan

3.18.2015

by elias

Floating Torrii Gate

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Our Five Favorite Hotels in Tokyo

3.13.2015

by elias

Tokyo is huge, and if you want a better idea of what it takes to travel in Japan’s mega-metropolis, please download our guide: Need To Know Tokyo. There’s a ton of information in there from when to go, to what to see, to where to eat.

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Best Times to Travel in Tokyo

9.24.2014

by elias

Asakusa District

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Best of Basecamps: Nishimuraya Honkan Ryokan

12.30.2013

by elias

Japan’s Culture Through Ryokan

Nishimuraya RyokanFew countries can claim their hotels as one of their main tourist attractions. Japan is different. Staying in a traditional ryokan provides insight into what Japan values: simple, well-made food, courteous service, tradition, a place that feels like home.

No one travels in Japan more than the Japanese themselves. Part of this is due to the values listed above, and part of this is because of the natural hot springs that dot the islands. Weekends at a hot spring resort are not just common, they’re a necessary respite from the stress of urban living. Knowing this, it’s safe to say that the country’s best ryokan are located near the country’s most popular natural hot springs.

And so we come to Nishimuraya Honkan Ryokan, a traditional yet luxurious basecamp in Kinosaki-cho, Japan.

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