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By Benjamin Pratt | May 24, 2016

Yeehaw, baby! You’ve decided to immerse yourself in the knee-deep snow and picturesque natural surroundings of mountain-town Minakami. A decision you’re not going to regret. Now you just gotta figure out how to get there. Good news: it’s not far from Tokyo. Only 90 minutes by Shinkansen, and a free trip if you get your…

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By Benjamin Pratt | February 25, 2016

One of the most confusing experiences of my first trip to Japan was trying to buy a Japanese subway ticket. It seems like a straightforward exercise but when you don’t speak the language or understand Japanese characters it can be daunting and make you doubt whether you’re going to end up where you want to…

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By Benjamin Pratt | February 21, 2016

I’m sure we’ve told you before; the Japanese subway system is probably the best in the world. We already established its way easier to take a train cross-country than a plane and walked you through how to buy a ticket so there should be nothing more to say, right? Wrong. As great as the Japanese…

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