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iReport: Insta-geisha! Kyoto's traditional beauties meet Facebook app

iReport: Insta-geisha! Kyoto's traditional beauties meet Facebook app

iReporter shows how to make geishas look even more enticing than they already do with Instagram
Tokyo company takes your stuffed animals on vacation... without you
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Tokyo company takes your stuffed animals on vacation... without you

Sounds like the latest version of "Toy Story,” but for some the service is proving to have therapeutic benefits
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11 extremely practical Japan travel tips

11 extremely practical Japan travel tips

Which apps to download, what cards to buy and what to pre-book before your trip
Japan's puffer fish capital: Delicious and deadly

Japan's puffer fish capital: Delicious and deadly

Shimonoseki is home to the only market in the country that specializes in the fish that could kill five men with its liver alone
Visiting the archrival alchemists of Japanese whiskey

Visiting the archrival alchemists of Japanese whiskey

By competing with each other, Japanese whiskey makers have climbed into the ranks of the world's elite
Japan's weirdest snowscape: The Monsters of Zao

Japan's weirdest snowscape: The Monsters of Zao

Check out this surreal gallery to find out what's behind the frozen armies taking over the Yamagata hills
Quality Japanese wine? It's no oxymoron
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Quality Japanese wine? It's no oxymoron

Put down that sake. Nearly 100 vineyards at the base of Mount Fuji are beginning to produce tasty bottles of vino
Welcome to Kumano, brush-making capital of Japan

Welcome to Kumano, brush-making capital of Japan

In the market for a luxurious makeup applicator? Calligraphy brush made out of your baby's first hairs? This Japanese town has you covered
Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market in action

Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market in action

The world’s best-known seafood market is the jewel in Tokyo’s tourist crown
Urban explorers: Uncovering abandoned sex museums and decrepit amusement parks

Urban explorers: Uncovering abandoned sex museums and decrepit amusement parks

Tracking down and photographing society's crumbling edifices has become a growing hobby in Japan, home to plenty of risqué ruins
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