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A Brief Guide to Noodles

Noodles are a staple food in Japan and knowing a little about the different types of noodles will mean you'll always be able to find a tasty, filling and (usually) cheap meal. This guide talks you through the...

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...

New Year In Japan

New Year is one of the biggest celebrations in the Japanese calendar and a great opportunity to experience unique Japanese customs first hand.

Basics

Sushi Selection | © Japan Trip

Sushi – A Brief Guide

Sushi is often the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Japanese food. We tell you about the different types of sushi, and how to order and eat it to get the most enjoyment.

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.

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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