Japan Trip

Hyperdia – Planning Your Japan Rail Pass Itinerary

The Hyperdia online train timetable is very useful for those travellers wanting to plan their itinerary around Japan. Here we guide you through how to tweak the search criteria to ensure your search results...

How Much Does A Japan Rail Pass Cost?

The price of a Japan Rail Pass depends on duration, train class and how old you are! Let us explain the key factors to help you decide which pass is right for you.

Hakone – The Basics

Approximately 90km west of Tokyo is Hakone - an area on the shore of Lake Ashi with several pretty towns and villages, as well as picturesque views over the lake to Mount Fuji and onsen hot spring baths. The...



Nagasaki – A Brief Guide

Nagasaki is famous for being the target of the second atomic bombing, but also has a rich history as one of the few ports to allow western trade with Japan.

Sapporo – A Brief Guide

Sapporo is the main city in Hokkaido and is known for its lively nightlife and vibrant festivals. Sapporo has some of the best cuisine outside of Tokyo, and the best skiing and winter sports in Japan.

Beach in Okinawa| © Ricardo Manguel via Flickr

Okinawa Prefecture – An Overview

This string of tropical islands off Japan's southern tip are home to some of the best beaches and dive spots in the whole country. There's also unspoilt rainforests, welcoming locals, unique culture and great food.

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