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5 Awe-Inspiring Temples in Kyoto, Japan

Far from both the throbbing metropolis of Tokyo and the still-recovering disaster sites of Fukushima and Sentai lies Kyoto, the former imperial capital of Japan. Though it’s a large city in its own right, the city’s charm i...
by Jim Cheney
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The A-Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, Japan.

Photo of the Week: The A-Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, Japan

Starting today, I’ll be uploading travel photos from around the world and asking a travel-related question as part of ‘Photo Friday’. Hopefully these photos and questions will inspire you to travel and think a...
by Jim Cheney
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The view from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office observation deck.

How to See Tokyo From Above Without Breaking the Bank

When thinking of a budget destination, Tokyo, Japan might be the last place that comes to mind. From expensive hotels to the world’s most expensive ramen, it’s hard to find a good deal in Tokyo. When visiting Tokyo,...
by Jim Cheney
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Daibutsu, the giant Amida Buddha statue of Kamakura Japan, located inside Kotoku-in Temple.

Daibutsu: The Giant Buddha of Kamakura

Despite Japan’s well-deserved reputation as being one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, it also has the reputation for a calm serenity not often found in the hustle and bustle of the countryR...
by Jim Cheney
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Daibutsu, the giant Amida Buddha statue of Kamakura Japan, located inside Kotoku-in Temple.

Travel Quiz of the Month: Japan

Of all the countries I’ve visited, Japan is definitely one of my favorites. Having spent time in Tokyo, as well as the southern half of the country in Kyoto, Hiroshima, and Fukuoka, I had a great overview of what the coun...
by Jim Cheney
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The Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo, Japan.

5 Tips for Managing Your Budget While Traveling in Japan

There really isn’t any way to sugarcoat it: Japan is an expensive destination. From $40 hostel dorm beds, to insanely expensive taxi rides, it’s hard to find a good deal in Japan. However, having just visited Tokyo,...
by Jim Cheney
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