The Ultimate Japanese Food Guide:  What to Eat in Japan (and Where to Try Them)

The Ultimate Japanese Food Guide: What to Eat in Japan (and Where to Try Them)

I adore Japanese food. It's my absolute favorite cuisine in the world and a big reason why I love visiting this country. We plan on exploring every prefecture and trying as many local specialties as we can. If you enjoy Japanese food as much as I do, then you need to read this guide.
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Historical Village of Hokkaido: An Idyllic Open Air Museum in Sapporo, Japan

Historical Village of Hokkaido: An Idyllic Open Air Museum in Sapporo, Japan

This Historical Village of Hokkaido is an open-air museum on the outskirts of Sapporo. It features about 60 period structures spread out over an area of 54 hectares. All the buildings are from the Meiji and Taisho eras (mid-19th to early 20th century) and were recreated to reflect what pioneer life in Hokkaido was like.
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Shirakaba Sansou: Where to Have Sapporo’s Signature Miso Ramen in Ramen Alley

Shirakaba Sansou: Where to Have Sapporo’s Signature Miso Ramen in Ramen Alley

When doing research for this trip, I saw many locals refer to Ramen Alley as a tourist trap, a place to steer clear from if you were serious about miso ramen. They warned of the ramen restaurants in downtown Sapporo that served them with sweet corn (gasp!). Sweet corn in ramen is for tourists they said, and something to avoid at all costs.
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The Best Travel Tripods for Photographers

The Best Travel Tripods for Photographers

In most situations, even if you need a steady shot (for a long exposure night shot, or for a selfie with your family etc), you’ll usually be able to find a level place to put your camera to achieve the same thing. Lugging a tripod around on holiday, even if it is a lightweight travel tripod, isn’t my idea of fun! Having said that, for those of you who just have to have a tripod in your backpack, these are my picks of the 5 best travel tripods available in 2017.
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