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Japan’s sex industry stays open amid pandemic as workers and business owners weigh health with income

Despite the Japanese government’s request for them to close, places like oral sex bars and S&M clubs remain open with sometimes little more than cursory hygiene measures in place. Dating apps, meanwhile, are more active than ever.

Despite the Japanese government’s request for them to close, places like oral sex bars and S&M clubs remain open with sometimes little more than cursory hygiene measures in place. Dating apps, meanwhile, are more active than ever.

Japan’s sex industry stays open amid pandemic as workers and business owners weigh health with income
20 Apr 2020 - 5:57PM
Japan’s Pocket Change turns old foreign currency into e-cash like WeChat credit or iTunes and Uber vouchers

Pocket Change kiosks at airports and in other metropolitan areas exchange bills and coins of all denominations into e-cash including WeChat credit, YBCoin and iTunes, Uber and Domino’s vouchers.

Pocket Change kiosks at airports and in other metropolitan areas exchange bills and coins of all denominations into e-cash including WeChat credit, YBCoin and iTunes, Uber and Domino’s vouchers.

Japan’s Pocket Change turns old foreign currency into e-cash like WeChat credit or iTunes and Uber vouchers
24 Oct 2019 - 7:37PM
White sand beaches, clear waters: this Japanese island is a tropical paradise that tourism forgot

Part of the Amami Islands archipelago just north of Okinawa, Yoron is easy to overlook but is perfect for those looking for an impromptu tropical escape full of white sand beaches and clear waters.

Part of the Amami Islands archipelago just north of Okinawa, Yoron is easy to overlook but is perfect for those looking for an impromptu tropical escape full of white sand beaches and clear waters.

White sand beaches, clear waters: this Japanese island is a tropical paradise that tourism forgot
10 Jul 2019 - 12:22PM
Arima Onsen: the Japanese hot springs resort that’s much more than a winter spa town

One of Japan’s oldest spa towns, Arima Onsen’s mineral-rich waters are said to be excellent for alleviating muscle and joint ailments. But unlike many hot springs hotspots, Arima is wonderful to visit all year round – especially in summer.

One of Japan’s oldest spa towns, Arima Onsen’s mineral-rich waters are said to be excellent for alleviating muscle and joint ailments. But unlike many hot springs hotspots, Arima is wonderful to visit all year round – especially in summer.

Arima Onsen: the Japanese hot springs resort that’s much more than a winter spa town
8 May 2019 - 12:30PM
Incense listening in Japan: as intricate as a tea ceremony - how you can take part in a session

Incense listening dates back centuries and involves trying to identify incense by smell alone. The process is as involved as a Japanese tea ceremony and can still be enjoyed in Kyoto.

Incense listening dates back centuries and involves trying to identify incense by smell alone. The process is as involved as a Japanese tea ceremony and can still be enjoyed in Kyoto.

Incense listening in Japan: as intricate as a tea ceremony - how you can take part in a session
6 May 2019 - 11:47AM
Tips from a Tokyo street photographer: an insider’s guide to people-watching, and where to eat and drink

Lukasz Palka has spent over a decade in Tokyo working as a photography tour guide and shares his secrets on the city’s most picturesque spots – from stunning glass facades to chilled out bars to tranquil neighbourhoods.

Lukasz Palka has spent over a decade in Tokyo working as a photography tour guide and shares his secrets on the city’s most picturesque spots – from stunning glass facades to chilled out bars to tranquil neighbourhoods.

Tips from a Tokyo street photographer: an insider’s guide to people-watching, and where to eat and drink
18 Dec 2018 - 8:15PM
2020 Summer Olympics: the best Tokyo hotel and hostel deals after Airbnb crackdown

Bargains will be at a premium after early bulk bookings and a restriction on Airbnb listings that benefits Japanese hotel owners – but good deals can still be found.

Bargains will be at a premium after early bulk bookings and a restriction on Airbnb listings that benefits Japanese hotel owners – but good deals can still be found.

2020 Summer Olympics: the best Tokyo hotel and hostel deals after Airbnb crackdown
21 Sep 2018 - 6:02PM
Discover the real Tokyo after dark with new bar-hopping tour and drink like a local

Social codes, ‘locals only’ door policies and the language barrier can make the city’s nightlife somewhat intimidating for many foreigners, but a new tour is trying to break down existing barriers over a beer … or two

Social codes, ‘locals only’ door policies and the language barrier can make the city’s nightlife somewhat intimidating for many foreigners, but a new tour is trying to break down existing barriers over a beer … or two

Discover the real Tokyo after dark with new bar-hopping tour and drink like a local
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Five ways you can save money on your next Tokyo trip – on meals, drinks, attractions, a place to stay and getting about

With a bit of forward planning and insider tips, Tokyo can be almost a budget destination if you dine at chain restaurants, take the lunch set at pricier places, and stay in an Airbnb let or a guest house

With a bit of forward planning and insider tips, Tokyo can be almost a budget destination if you dine at chain restaurants, take the lunch set at pricier places, and stay in an Airbnb let or a guest house

Five ways you can save money on your next Tokyo trip – on meals, drinks, attractions, a place to stay and getting about
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM