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Eating in Japan
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Eating in Japan

I used to live near Yoko Sushi in Vienna, Virginia, and I ate there at least once a week, sometimes twice. So when we decided to visit Japan, I was pretty excited about eating the food, especially the sushi. I know sushi, udon noodles, ramen, and those Japanese steak houses […]

Travel Tips for Japan
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Travel Tips for Japan

Here are a few helpful travel tips for Japan: Pack light. This is the most important tip. Although the Narita Express train from the airport has space to accommodate larger suitcases, the Shinkansen (bullet train) and subways absolutely do not accommodate more than a carry-on bag. The trains seemed to […]

How to Avoid Jet Lag
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How to Avoid Jet Lag

On my first transatlantic flight, I made a big rookie mistake: I purposely drank as little water as possible so I wouldn’t have to use the airplane bathroom too many times. When we landed in Rome, I felt like I was severely hungover, even though I didn’t drink any alcohol. The […]