Japan Trip

Miyajima

Take an easy day trip from Hiroshima to see one of Japan's most famous sights - the floating torii gate and shrine at Miyajima. The island also has great views and hiking on Mt Misen and a well preserved...

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...

Japanese Guide Book Review

A good guide book can make your trip; we review country guides, city guides and specialist guides to Japan to help you find the perfect one for you.

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Places

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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