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...

Golden Week – A Brief Guide

Golden Week is one of the biggest holiday periods in Japan. We'll look at what is celebrated and how to get the most out of visiting Japan during Golden Week.

10 Great Ryokans in Tokyo

While many associate Tokyo with high rise modern hotels, you can still find old fashioned Japanese hospitality at the ryokans in the city. They're a great way to see a different side of Tokyo; here's 10 of our...

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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.

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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