Follow the call of nature in Japan

Japan is home to 34 National Parks, ranging from volcanic peaks and fumaroles in the northern prefecture of Hokkaido to evergreen laurel forests in Okinawa in the south, with plenty in between. They’re quite the counterpart to the urban scenes that many travellers to Japan expect to see.

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Bag packing
Things to pack in your travel backpack

Here’s how to pack a backpack for a long trip away, using this packing checklist as your go-to guide to getting it right… Knowing how to pack a backpack for a long trip ain’t easy. But simply treat this as a packing checklist and tick off each item as you go.

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