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  • New Hello Kitty Planes to Fly to US

    Just when you thought the world's cutest kitty couldn't infiltrate global culture any more, she's now got a whole Los Angeles-bound airplane to herself.

    Posted by Maggie Gorman on August 29, 2013 at 8:56:41 AM EDT in Airlines, News
  • 4 Perfect Japan Itineraries

    Japan is not only a land for all seasons, it's a destination for all travelers. From foodies to families, we concocted four top itineraries for lal types to explore the wonders of this mysterious string of islands.

    Posted by Eva Sandoval on May 01, 2013 at 11:38:50 AM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • What to Pack: Tokyo

    Whether it's the sushi, the style, or the neon lights that call to you, Tokyo has endless wow factor. And this is definitely the place to dress the part. Toss these fun, colorful picks in your carry-on and go.

    Posted by Bee Shapiro on April 30, 2013 at 11:35:03 AM EDT in Style
  • Embrace the Chill: Winter Wonderland Trips

    The promise of chilly temps tends to send us all indoors. But we think it's time to embrace the snow with trips to these wintry wonderlands—think hot springs, snow tubing, and ice hotels.

    Posted by Donna Heiderstadt on January 28, 2013 at 1:24:20 PM EST in Trip Ideas
  • What it's Like: Christmas in Osaka

    Despite not being a Christian nation, Japan has taken a liking to celebrating Christmas. They go big with lights, trees, German-inspired markets, and...traditional KFC-sponsored Christmas feasts.

    Posted by Eva Sandoval on December 18, 2012 at 5:15:45 PM EST in Arts & Culture
  • 10 Things to Know Before You Go to Japan

    There are infinite reasons to book it to Japan, whether its Japanese food, cherry blossom season, or skiing in winter. But before you get there, you'll want to take note of these ten essentials.

    Posted by Eva Sandoval on October 06, 2012 at 11:25:18 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • Beyond Sushi: Ten Fantastic Foods to Eat in Japan

    If you think the first four dishes on this list are "udon, ramen, and tempura," you've got another thing coming. Japanese food goes well beyond raw fish and noodles.

    Posted by Eva Sandoval on September 18, 2012 at 5:01:29 PM EDT in Restaurants, Trip Ideas
  • Splurge v. Save: Tokyo

    Tokyo is one of the most expensive cities in the world, but if you know where to look, you can hit the town, see the sights, and eat incredibly well without breaking the bank. (Unless you want to.)

    Posted by Kelly Britton on September 13, 2012 at 12:03:24 PM EDT in Trip Ideas, Travel Tips
  • Trip of a Lifetime: Japan by Train

    There are infinite reasons to hit both Tokyo and Kyoto while visiting Japan (mochi donuts, anyone?). So, why not take the train round trip for a once-in-a-lifetime tour all that this amazing country has to offer?

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on August 28, 2012 at 5:01:15 PM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • Tokyo's Best Izakaya

    Want to know how to eat like a local in Tokyo? Follow the little red lanterns (different from other types of red lights) into the city's izakaya—neighborhood joints with mouthwatering, authentic foods.

    Posted by Kelly Britton on August 02, 2012 at 11:53:57 AM EDT in Restaurants