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From the 6th to the 12th of February this year, the streets of Sapporo–the capital and largest city on the northern island of Hokkaido–are going to transform into a fantasy winter wonderland!

A Guide to the Sapporo Snow Festival 2017
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Check out these tried-and-true Tokyo hotel recommendations from Condé Nast Traveler!

Editors' Choice: Our Favorite Hotels in Tokyo
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Even though winter's chill is still with us, remember spring is just around the corner—and in Japan, that means cherry blossoms!

6 Places to See the Cherry Blossoms in Japan This Spring Minus the Crowds
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Experience an ice bar and outdoor hot bath on the ice in the Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan. Experience Sairinka, a dazzling winter light display event at Tokachigawa Onsen, (hot springs). The route also takes you to Sahoro Resort, which offers a variety of snow activities.

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-Eastern Hokkaido- Explore The Wonderland
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01/14/2017 at 19:59. Facebook
Japan’s Inland Sea is a fascinating travel destination. Home to hundreds of islands with their own distinct traditions and characters, the area is known as the Mediterranean of the East.

The Mediterranean of the East: Japan’s Inland Sea
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01/13/2017 at 18:03. Facebook
"A line of staff and attendants bowed in greeting, before I was led to my room, securely located behind sliding glass doors that require a room key for entrance. My room attendant Sakai, decked out in a pale blue kimono, presented me with cookies and origami birds before she exited with a bow. Taking in the understated elegance of the room, from a marble topped sink and a red rose in a silver...
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Tea and Tradition at Tokyo’s Imperial Hotel
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01/12/2017 at 21:29. Facebook
As part of its efforts to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the JET Programme, the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR) hosted a video contest to create a platform for JET Programme participants and alumni to utilise their unique insight to discover and share the hidden charms of Japan’s local regions. Check out the winning videos here => [ Link ]
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01/12/2017 at 17:46. Facebook
Did you know Martin Scorsese's latest film, SIlence, is based on true historical events that happened in Nagasaki? Learn more about this film and others filmed in the Japanese prefecture!

"With the days growing colder, nothing quite satisfies like nabe, a type of Japanese hot pot. Named after the traditional clay pot (“nabe”) in which this dish is cooked and served, nabe is a steaming broth filled vegetables, tofu and with meat or seafood. Nabe has been enjoyed in Japan for as long as clay cookware has existed, and today there are many regional varieties featuring local...
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Regional Nabe: A Local’s Guide to Japanese Hot Pots
"Splitting a week between Tokyo and Kyoto is already a breeze thanks to excellent train and plane connections, but a completely new bullet train—the Hokuriku Shinkansen—and its new affordable rail pass now give overachieving travelers the option to squeeze a third city onto the itinerary. Departing Tokyo, the Hokuriku zips straight across the country to Kanazawa, a UNESCO Creative City on the...
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Top 17 Places to Go in 2017
"Japan has everything for the visitor. A mix of heady culture, super fast technology and the renowned bullet trains. However, hidden behind these unique experiences are some quirky attractions, which you may not find in any guide book."

10 OffBeat Spots to See in Japan
"Nadeshiko Sushi is challenging old ways with Japan’s first and only all-female sushi restaurant in Tokyo. There, seven women prove it doesn’t take a man to make a mean sushi plate."

Inside Japan’s Only All-Female Sushi House
Check out National Geographic's wonderful guide to Tokyo!

A Local's Guide to Tokyo
Suntory's Hakushu distillery is in the foothills of Mount Kaikomagatake. The distillery uses water from a river in the Japanese Alps to distill its whisky.

Tour Japan's top whisky distillery
Check out sushi chef Takashi Saito in action at his three-star Michelin restaurant!

Takashi Saito Is the Three-Star Michelin Chef Elevating Sushi to New Heights | Highsnobiety
"Especially outside the big cities, Japan is blessedly rich in spirituality, culture, tradition and, especially, ritual. Among the main values are tranquility and deep appreciation for the beauty of nature and the distinctive magic of the seasons of the year. There’s also a great love of mountains—not just Fuji—and hiking, which is not the first things most foreigners associate with the country."

As Authentic As It Gets: Why You Should Travel with Walk Japan
"Kanazawa City is located on the coast along the Sea of Japan, and is a city rich in both traditional and modern culture, and natural scenic beauty. Travellers to the city will find a wide variety of sights and experiences, and here we’ve compiled a list of the top 7 which are not to be missed!"

Kanazawa City’s Top 7 Places to Visit! | Kanazawa | Samurai Trip
"During the New Year’s holidays, many Japanese eat osechi ryōri, a collection of traditional foods developed during the Heian Period (794-1185). It originally consisted of fish or vegetables simmered in soy sauce and sweet mirin but, as the years passed, other foods were incorporated into the compendium of dishes, including those that had symbolic significance for health, longevity, fertility...
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The flexibility of 'osechi ryori,' Japan's traditional New Year's food | The Japan Times
“Happy New Year from your friends in Japan. In our country, it is popular to visit a temple or shrine to pray for a good new year. We wish all of you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2017!
"Nishiki Market in Kyoto is a narrow century-old marketplace that provides the best ingredients for a perfect Japanese meal."

Nishiki Market- Kyoto’s Kitchen for Traditional Japanese Food | FAST JAPAN