Wakayama

Meet Nitama, Japan's new cat stationmaster

Meet Nitama, Japan's new cat stationmaster

New appointment is the first graduate of the Cat Stationmaster Training School and a protege of the late, great Tama
The Japanese inn that claims to make you beautiful

The Japanese inn that claims to make you beautiful

Kamigoten Ryokan has been run by the same family since 1658. Turns out high quality H2O is the key to its longevity
Overnight on one of the world's most sacred mountains

Overnight on one of the world's most sacred mountains

In Koyasan, Japan, ancient forests share space with historic pagodas, temples and more than 200,000 gravestones
Naked men, pandas, white beaches: One weekend in Shirahama

Naked men, pandas, white beaches: One weekend in Shirahama

Japanese bathing culture isn't the only thing you'll be exposing yourself to in this fantastic seaside town
Yuasa: Birthplace of soy sauce

Yuasa: Birthplace of soy sauce

The quaint Japanese town where soy sauce is king is also filled with Edo-era treasures
World's best unknown hike: Japan's Kumano Kodo

World's best unknown hike: Japan's Kumano Kodo

There are a lot of steps, but trust us. It's worth it
10 things that make Wakayama Japan's best kept secret

10 things that make Wakayama Japan's best kept secret

Hot springs galore, top notch ramen and tuna-cutting lessons are highlights of this southern slice of Honshu
The cat that saved a Japanese train station

The cat that saved a Japanese train station

Meet Tama, Japan's cutest stationmaster, and her adorable cat-shaped station home

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