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Overview

When many people think of Japan, they conjure images of Tokyo and bullet trains, cherry blossoms, and Mount Fuji.

Those images are certainly well-known, but Japan is much more than that. The nation is composed of thousands of small islands inhabiting 127 million people. The terrain ranges from Tokyo’s skyscrapers and ancient shrines to Hokkaido’s stark mountain ranges to Okinawa’s dense jungle. Different regions maintain distinctive cuisine, festivals, and cultural customs.

Matador’s community of expats and travelers have written much about Japan. Here you will find personal accounts of teaching English and studying Japanese, recommendations for what NOT to do, and tips for partying with salarymen. In addition, there is a range of helpful articles to seek out cultural festivals, unusual theme restaurants, and the strangest beauty products.

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Japan Articles

The 11+ ultimate destinations to visit in Asia this summer

12 spots to frequent in Tokyo if you want to be a true local

What NOT to do in Japan

4 invaluable tips for traveling cheap in Tokyo

6 undeveloped islands to visit

24 hour photo mission: Tokyo

10 of the best Airbnbs in Tokyo

If I had 1 more day in Kyoto

How to eat conveyor belt sushi in Japan

Beginner’s guide to the Japanese onsen

Your top 20 bucket list trips

How to travel on a budget in Tokyo

10 ‘off season’ fireworks shows

10 of the strangest theme restaurants in Tokyo, Japan

16 floating and swim-up bars [PICS]

What NOT to do in Okinawa

Tokyo nightlife: 3 killer clubs for when Roppongi’s charm wears thin

10 great outdoor events in Okinawa

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