Japan Trip

Cup Noodle Museum – Yokohama

Get a better understanding of the Japanese obsession with instant ramen with a trip around the Cup Noodle Museum in Yokohama, and create your own cup noodle for a unique souvenir.

Takayama Guide

Nestled in the mountains of the Hida region, Takayama is a taste of rural Japan. It's home to several sake breweries, morning markets, traditional temples and some of the most beautiful Shinto festivals in...

Christmas in Japan

Although only 1% of the Japanese population are Christian, Christmas is recognised throughout Japan. In this article, we'll look at how Christmas is celebrated in Japan and what to expect if you are spending...

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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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