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  • On Etiquette in Japan

    Japan is a fascinating, complicated society. So to help make sure you save face on your next visit, here are ten hard-won etiquette tips from Angela Davis-Gardner, author of Butterfly's Child.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on May 11, 2012 at 2:30:00 PM EDT in Travel Tips
  • Today's Top Headlines: May 10, 2012

    From following the Olympic torch straight to the July 27th opening ceremony to avoiding Canadian airport scanners, and everything in between, here's what we're reading now.

    Posted by Nicole Campoy on May 10, 2012 at 3:11:38 PM EDT in Travel Tips, Hotels
  • Palace Hotel Tokyo to Open Next Month

    Where the old Palace Hotel in Tokyo once stood, the new Palace Hotel Tokyo is set to open its doors next month with unparalleled views of the Imperial Palace.

    Posted by Deanna Cioppa on April 19, 2012 at 5:05:58 PM EDT in News, Hotels
  • Deal Celebrates First Ever Direct Flights from Boston to Asia

    Japanese travel agency KIE/Kintetsu International, in partnership with Japan Airlines, is now offering travelers a multi-day package that includes the first ever non-stop flights from Boston to Tokyo.

    Posted by Kimberly Jaso on February 15, 2012 at 5:53:24 PM EST in Deals, Trip Ideas, News
  • The Year's Most Unusual Cruises

    With mid-cruise voyages to distant landlocked spots as well as uncommon ports of call closer to home, here are some top choices for the most unique cruising itineraries of 2012.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on January 23, 2012 at 2:11:32 PM EST in Cruises
  • 13 Lessons Learned from Fodorites' 2011 Trip Reports

    Reading trip reports from other travelers can be an invaluable resource for planning your next vacation. They're often great for gathering information on topics such as what to expect when you land, where to find top hotels and the best under-the-radar restaurants, and when to book ahead for must-do activities. Essentially, it's all about the experience of what worked—and perhaps even more importantly, what didn't.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on January 05, 2012 at 2:54:51 PM EST in Trip Ideas
  • Win a Free Trip for Four to Japan

    If Japan tops your list of must-see destinations, don’t miss a chance to score a free trip. But better act fast, because you have less than a month to throw in your hat.

    Posted by Rachel Klein on December 05, 2011 at 9:50:44 AM EST in Trip Ideas
  • Japan Travel Update: What You Need to Know

    March's earthquake and resulting tsunami caused massive destruction along the coast of north-eastern Honshu but had a relatively modest impact on the rest of the country. Thanks to our team of Japan updaters, here's a summary of the affected areas and what you need to know about the ongoing rebuilding and repair.

    Posted by Doug Stallings on June 14, 2011 at 11:30:05 AM EDT in Travel Tips Tagged: samoaair, Samoa Air
  • Japan Travel News: New Flight Cancellation Policies

    Many airlines have announced low-to-no-fee travel waivers, re-booking, or cancellation options in the wake of Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami. Some tickets can only be changed for a limited time, and can't be rebooked online, so it's best to act now. Plus, direct from our forums, travelers share their thoughts on their upcoming Japan trips.

    Posted by Cate Starmer on March 14, 2011 at 4:18:43 PM EDT in Travel Tips Tagged: Anthony Bourdain, july4
  • Japan Earthquake & Pacific Tsunami Update

    At 2:46pm local time, an 8.9 magnitude earthquake struck Japan. "The Ring of Fire" is unfortunately living up to its name. Combined with the recent earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, the devastation in Japan proves that the Pacific Rim is where many of the world's most deadly and unpredictable seismic events occur. While there's a lot we still don't know about the Japan earthquake, here are a few things we do know.

    Posted by Cate Starmer on March 11, 2011 at 8:21:12 AM EST in Travel Tips Tagged: Santa Barbara, beaujolais

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