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A WEEKEND IN

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Apr 18, 2020
A weekend inside: Toy art, 'Tiger King' and a candle-lit bubble bath
Ideas to keep you entertained over a weekend indoors.
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Dec 21, 2019
A weekend in Nagasaki: Diverse, vibrant and a haven for history buffs
Nagasaki's long exposure to religion, architecture and cuisine from China and the West makes it veritable cultural melting pot that's well-worth a weekend excursion.
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Nov 1, 2019
A weekend in Bangkok: Pick up your mitts and get ready for chaos
A local's guide to the very best of Thailand's sweaty capital city. What to do, see, eat and drink.
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Aug 9, 2019
A Weekend in Yokohama: The instant attraction of Tokyo's neighbor
Get your fill in Yokohama, home to Chinatown and Cup Noodles.
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Jul 12, 2019
A weekend in Kamaishi and Iwate: Educate yourself in natural disaster
Of all the host venues of the Rugby World Cup, there are none with as tragic a recent past as the city of Kamaishi in Iwate Prefecture.
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Jun 7, 2019
A weekend in Kumamoto: In the land of the smoking volcano
Since 2016, Kumamoto has been associated more with the earthquake and aftershocks that damaged much of the city and prefecture than as a travel destination. Though reconstruction is complete in most areas, there is still evidence of damage, most notably to Kumamoto Castle, a prefectural icon whose walls and main keep are still undergoing extensive repairs.
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May 11, 2019
A weekend in Kobe: Beyond the beef, beyond the quake
Kobe — the cosmopolitan capital of Hyogo Prefecture with a population of 1.5 million — has a rich history as one of Japan's most important ports for foreign trade, and international influences are evident in everything from its architecture and design to its food and fashion.
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May 3, 2019
A Weekend in Shanghai: With so much on offer, where do you begin?
Not sure what to see, eat and do while in Shanghai? Then read our guide to a Weekend in Shanghai. The city offers pockets of tranquility backed up with charmingly dressed-down neighborhoods, awe-inspiring architecture and some of the best food in Asia, making it a fantastic weekend getaway from Japan.
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Apr 12, 2019
A weekend in Shizuoka: More than the sum of its tea fields
Little-known outside Japan, Shizuoka Prefecture hugs the coast to the south of Mount Fuji. Home to the Tokyo getaway of Izu, the prefecture is known as the starting point for three of the main hiking trails up Fuji, which forms the greater part of Shizuoka's northeastern boundary line, and for the volume of its tea production — some 40 percent of Japan's green tea is grown here.
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Mar 8, 2019
A weekend in Osaka: A sensory feast in the nation's kitchen
Osaka will host four games for the Rugby World Cup at its Hanazono Rugby Stadium. Check out our guide to the city to find out what to do when you're in Osaka for the weekend.
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Feb 9, 2019
A weekend in Toyota and Nagoya: Where technology meets tradition
Toyota will host four games for the Rugby World Cup at its 45,000-capacity Toyota Stadium. Read our guide to the city to find out what to do when you're in Toyota and neighboring Nagoya for the weekend.
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Jan 11, 2019
A weekend in Oita: If the city’s not enough, head to the country
Nestled along the east coast of Kyushu, the city of Oita is home to almost half a million people, making it by far the largest urban center in Oita Prefecture. However, aside from the prefectural art museum, there is little that is unique about this coastal conglomerate, especially when compared to larger cities across the country.
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Dec 21, 2018
A weekend in Seoul: Relaxing on the cheap
Everyone needs a break from the stress-percolator that is Tokyo. But heading off to a different sprawling metropolis for some peace of mind might not seem the most obvious play. Sometimes, though, heading to a new metropolis and surrounding yourself with new sights, smells and sounds can prove the refreshing break you need.
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Dec 8, 2018
A weekend in Saitama: Coffee, temples and a spot of river rafting
Kick off a weekend in Saitama Prefecture in Kumagaya, an excellent starting point for a trip that will take you all across the region u2014 from river rafting in the forested mountains of Chichibu to the historical alleys of Kawagoe.
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Nov 10, 2018
A weekend in Sapporo: Fresh crab, craft beer and sculpture gardens
For more than a third of the year, Sapporo is buried beneath thick snow. During its warmer months, however, the city shrugs off its winter coat and bursts into life.
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Oct 18, 2018
A weekend in Fukuoka: A youthful city, bursting with life
Located on the northern shore of Kyushu, Fukuoka is one of Japan's most vibrant cities: It is the fastest-growing city outside Tokyo, it has the youngest average population and has gone to great lengths over the past few years to position itself as Japan's startup capital.
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Sep 13, 2018
A weekend in Tokyo: Unrivaled energy, cuisine and culture
When planning a weekend in Tokyo, be ready to accept defeat: It is simply not possible to see everything.

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