Japan Trip

Hakone Ekiden

The 217km road relay race of Hakone Ekiden combines athletic skill and strategy to make this a thrilling race for spectators.

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...

10 Must Try Japanese Foods

Japanese culture values food greatly, and it's almost impossible to have a bad meal in Japan. We've picked some of our favourite Japanese foods that you should definitely try while in Japan.

Basics

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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