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Five years ago, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture, triggering a tsunami and leading to a nuclear disaster.Towns and beaches in... Read More

This story originally appeared on fwx.com.“You are what you eat” takes on a whole new meaning with these Swiss-inspired cheese nails. Yes, those are... Read More

Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture has hit a tourism milestone, drawing in more than 50 million visitors in the past year, according to data released by the... Read More

Thursday is the first time the Japanese celebrate Yama No Hi—or Mountain Day—a new national holiday meant to encourage people to celebrate Mount Fuji... Read More

This story originally appeared on FWx.com.There’s one Tokyo hotel bar that every guidebook and every traveler will tell you to visit: the New York Bar,... Read More

There's a pop-up attraction in Tokyo that's guaranteed to get you dirty.The Gata Bar offers guests the opportunity to take a lounge in mud while they... Read More

Flights from New York City, San Francisco, and San Jose to Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, and Taipei are about to go on sale for as little as $399, according... Read More

This story originally appeared on FWx.comWhen you’ve been covering the food beat for as long as I have, you come across some pretty crazy stories. And... Read More

Last year, Kyoto dominated the World’s Best Awards by snagging the winning spot on list of best cities. This year, it broke the top 10. It’s easy to see... Read More

There probably isn’t a lot in the world that can still surprise No Reservations and Parts Unknown host Anthony Bourdain. He’s been to 75... Read More

This story originally appeared on money.com.On Thursday, Disney opened its sixth theme park location worldwide, in Shanghai, China. The park... Read More

The sad truth is you can't visit 24 locations around Kyoto and Tokyo in six minutes. Physically and mentally, that wouldn't be ideal anyway—no time for... Read More

With the incredible popularity of London's upcoming naked restaurant, Japanese entrepreneurs are hopping in on the trend. This au... Read More

Just because you don’t have the time or money to travel doesn’t mean your stuffed animals should have to miss out on vacation. Or at least that’s the... Read More

This article originally appeared on time.com.President Barack Obama on Friday visited Hiroshima, the first city in history to be targeted with a nuclear... Read More

Train travel may seem antiquated, but a handful of new launches in Japan and France offer a new look at experiential art exhibits. Europe and Japan are... Read More

Japan is known for it’s natural wonders and modern design, so it’s no surprise that their passport would reflect the same aesthetic. The Foreign... Read More

Wondering how to spend your Memorial Day weekend? If you're based in San Francisco, we suggest taking a spontaneous trip to Asia. According to The... Read More

Whenever the Olympics takes over a city, there’s a need for more transportation and infrastructure to sustain the influx of people. This also means more... Read More

We’ve heard of cherry blossom season in Japan, but there’s another set of flowers blooming in Hitachi Seaside Park that are equally as stunning. The... Read More

This article originally appeared on time.com.President Barack Obama will visit Hiroshima, the Japanese city that was devastated in 1945 by an atomic... Read More

Twice a year, Colin Tunstall, Josh Rosen, and Morgan Collett, the founders of the Manhattan surfboard- and-apparel company Saturdays NYC, visit their... Read More

Fans of glass-floor attractions—be they boats, wedding chapels, bridges, restaurants, or slides 1,000 feet in the air—have another item to add to their... Read More

The Japanese countryside is beautiful in winter, spring, summer, and fall, and one of the best ways to appreciate the changing scenery is by riding the... Read More

Japan’s Aichi Prefecture needed a few good ninja. So last month the local government posted a job listing, requesting applicants with skills in... Read More

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