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How to beat Jet Lag / Travel Tips

Jet lag is a temporary sleep disorder that impacts the circadian rhythm. All the biological rhythms are controlled by the body’s circadian clock, so if you suffer from this disorder, you will show several biological disruptions. Here’s a list of the most common symptoms you can experience during jet lag: • Insomnia • Fatigue •...
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Autumn In Japan

Cooler, crisp air, beautiful foliage, and less tourist traffic makes Autumn in Japan one of the best times of the year to visit. Remember to pack layers, as the mornings and evenings are cooler, but daytime temperatures may remain warm and pleasant. There are many different types of festivals happening during this time of the...
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Travel Tips -10 Things to Know Before You Travel to Japan

  Are you ready to travel to Japan with Samurai Tours? Before you embark on this journey here are my 10 travel tips. 1.Rent a Pocket Wifi Wifi is available in some hotels and ryokans. However, it can be a necessity when you are traveling on your own. Whether you are searching for a place...
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Tattoo Sign

Tattoos and Japanese Baths

We get asked often by people who have tattoos as to whether they will be able to use the Japanese baths , and it is a difficult question to answer. Just like everything else in Japan, acceptance of tattoos is evolving. But like it or not, tattoos have a negative connotation in Japan. It is...
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What about the luggage? Takkyubin and Overnight Bags

As a husband, I always like to help my wife carry a heavy bag up the stairs when I can.  But our trips cover more than a few train rides, negotiating busy train station and a variety of transportation methods.  Most people try to avoid feats of strength on vacation so we use takkyubin and...
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Planes, Trains and Automobiles…and Gondolas…oh and Ferries…and…Well You Get the Idea

Any list of the worlds best public transportation systems are bound to include Japan. And because we specialize in small groups, we are able to take full advantage of that system. Traveling like and with the Japanese people gives you much better inset of the culture and people. Not to mention there is so much...
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Onsen Symbol

Onsen (Part 1) – Enjoy the “Good Life” Japanese-Style

As with many words in Japanese, the word “onsen” (温泉) has different meanings. The two main meanings are either a hot spring, or a group of traditional inns and hotels that have been developed around a hot spring. For the purpose of this blog, we will use the latter meaning. Since it is a geothermally-active...
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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park

Jigokudani Yaen-Koen Snow Monkey Park

After a short bus ride from the Nagano station you will find yourself on the side of a hill with a sign depicting a monkey in water urging you upward. These signs will lead you on a short walk through a small town to a forested path that will end at the snow monkey park.The...
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Nyuto Onsen

Nyuto Onsen – Historic and Remote Hot Springs

Nyuto Onsen is a collection of seven popular and remote hot spring inns, located in the Towada Hachimatai National Park in north-central Tohoku. The name Nyuto Onsen means “nipple hot spring” and comes from the suggestive shape of nearby Mount Nyuto. With a history of over 300 years, many of the springs were visited by...
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Goshuincho

Goshuincho – Red Seal Books

If you are looking for a unique souvenir for yourself from Japan, we recommend that you consider purchasing a “御朱印帳”, or “Red seal book”. You can use this to get unique, one-of-a-kind seals and calligraphy at temples and shrines. Or, you can bring a notebook for the many ink stamps you will find everywhere in...
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