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A little guide to the Japanese Onsen

My favorite Japanese hot springs. And answers to the most frequently asked questions (including tattoos, of course): a guide to Japanese onsen

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The Usuki Stone Buddhas

Ancient, mysterious sculptures carved in volcanic stone: the Usuki stone Buddhas, in Kyushu

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The Shimabara peninsula in one day

Volcanoes, hot springs and a bloody history: the Shimabara peninsula, east of Nagasaki

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My itinerary in northern Kyushu

Tenth trip to Japan, this time in Kyushu, from Nagasaki to Fukuoka: all you need to know

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A guide to the Japan Rail Pass

The rail pass almost essential for travel in Japan, step by step. A guide to the Japan Rail pass

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The lavender fields in Furano

Hokkaido, the wonderful lavender fields in the North of Japan

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Walking in Kyoto: from Takao to Kiyotaki

I love walking in Kyoto. This hike from Takao to Kiyotaki is not to be missed: it eventually leads to Arashiyama

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Four reasons to love Kanazawa

Samurai, geisha, contemporary art, beautiful gardens and excellent cuisine. Kanazawa is worth a visit.

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Five books on Kyoto

Great titlesĀ to read or bring with you to the ancient capital of Japan: books on Kyoto Read more

Peak season in Kyoto: finding accommodation

Some advice on finding accommodation in spring in Kyoto (and Tokyo). And it can be useful all year round too!

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