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.

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.

Skiing in Japan

Uncrowded slopes, soaking tired muscles in onsen baths and unique Japanese culture combined in one trip makes skiing in Japan a fantastic experience.

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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