Japan Trip

Driving In Japan – Need to Know

Japan may be famous for its super fast shinkansen trains and hyper-efficient metro systems, but outside of the big cities public transport can be infrequent. If you plan to visit some of the more remote areas...

How Much Does It Cost? Budgeting for Your Trip to Japan

Japan is often perceived as an expensive place; we share our best tips and tricks to ensure you get the most from your trip no matter what your budget.

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.

Basics

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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