Japan Trip

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.

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...

Nara – A Brief Guide

1300 years ago Nara was the capital of Japan, and was the birthplace for much of Japan's modern culture. Nara has some of the oldest temples and shrines in the world, spread over a small area so is well worth...

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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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