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The World’s Shortest Escalator Can Be Found Just South Of Tokyo [Travel Video]
The World’s Shortest Escalator Can Be Found Just South Of Tokyo [Travel Video]

The World’s Shortest Escalator Can Be Found Just South Of Tokyo [Travel Video]

In case you find yourself in the city of Kawasaki, Japan (located just south of Tokyo), you won’t find much beyond the local baseball stadium, Kawasaki Stadium, and a large industrial center along the waterfront. […]

Top 6 Hipster Neighborhoods Around The World
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Top 6 Hipster Neighborhoods Around The World

Once an evasive creature contained to their natural habitats in Williamsburg, Portland and Austin, hipster culture is now globally ubiquitous. Blame it on cultural imperialism, the undeniable twee delight of appliqué birds, or the sheer convenience of […]

My Experience During The Japan Earthquake One Year Ago
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My Experience During The Japan Earthquake One Year Ago

It struck around 2:45 in the afternoon on what had been a beautiful spring day. I was nearing the end of my contract as an English teacher at a middle school about an hour outside […]

Where To Find Snow Monsters In Japan
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Where To Find Snow Monsters In Japan

For those of us in that vast portion of North America that has remained snow-free for most of the year, the idea of a snow monster haunting the frigid landscape outside the safe confines of […]

I Wish Annoying Tourists Would Leave The Tsukiji Fish Market Alone
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I Wish Annoying Tourists Would Leave The Tsukiji Fish Market Alone

I’m crazy for pictures. You put a picture of a cheeseburger in the menu of a five-star restaurant and that’s what I’m ordering. Screw the caviar, unless there’s a picture, it’s losing out to the […]

5 Crazy Crowd Videos From Japan
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5 Crazy Crowd Videos From Japan

Just outside Shibuya Station is perhaps the world’s most famous crosswalk next to Abbey Road’s. Billed as the world’s busiest crosswalk, this mind-numbing stroll is only accentuated by the pulsating video projections overhead. Tokyo’s subway […]

10,000 People To Be Given Free Trips To Japan
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10,000 People To Be Given Free Trips To Japan

In an effort to boost tourism to Japan following a 50 percent decline in visitors since the March 11 earthquake and Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster, the Japan Tourism Agency announced it will be offering […]

5 Best Places To Scuba Dive In The World That Have Nothing To Do With Fish
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5 Best Places To Scuba Dive In The World That Have Nothing To Do With Fish

It’s hard to imagine that someone would get bored limiting their diving experiences to coral reefs, but for those looking for a little variety in their underwater adventures, why not try exploring some of the […]

The 5 Most Frightening “Dancing Squid” Videos
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The 5 Most Frightening “Dancing Squid” Videos

Odori-don, which literally means “dancing squid rice bowl,” is a dish popular in the Japanese port city of Hakodate, as well as a newly-popular viral video craze. As FoodJapan.net describes the dish, Odori-don consists of […]

Are The Japanese Anti-Traveler?
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Are The Japanese Anti-Traveler?

There’s been some buzz lately here in New York about fake signs cropping up in the NYC subway system. Designed to look like official decrees from the MTA, these posters instruct riders to avoid doing […]

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