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The JR Beetle Ferry that runs from Fukuoka, Japan to Busan, South Korea.

Taking the Ferry Between South Korea and Japan: An Instruction Manual

South Korea and Japan are two fantastic countries to visit, and if you are visiting one, it makes a lot of sense to take the short hop across the East Sea/Sea of Japan to visit the other. Unfortunately, the cost of flights betw...
by Jim Cheney
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The Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo, Japan.

5 Free Things to Do in Tokyo, Japan

Any list of the world’s most expensive cities includes Tokyo, Japan. Visiting a city that is so atrociously expensive can be daunting for any traveler on a budget; however, despite the expensive cost of hotels and transpo...
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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The-Stage-at-Kiyomizu-Dera

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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Kōfuku-ji Temple in Nara, Japan

Visiting Nara Park in Japan’s Ancient Capital

Japan is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Most visitors make it to Tokyo or Kyoto and might even make it as far as Hiroshima or Osaka. Unfortunately, Nara, a fantastic town, easily accessible from Kyot...
by Jim Cheney
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