Japan Trip

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.

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...

Driving In Japan – Need to Know

Japan may be famous for its super fast shinkansen trains and hyper-efficient metro systems, but outside of the big cities public transport can be infrequent. If you plan to visit some of the more remote areas...

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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.

Cosmo Clock 21 Ferris Wheel in Yokohama

Yokohama – A Brief Guide

This bustling port city was one of the first places in Japan to welcome foreign trade; a pivotal moment in Japan's history. The city is proud of its international past and makes a pleasant day trip from Tokyo.

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