Japan Trip

Christmas in Japan

Although only 1% of the Japanese population are Christian, Christmas is recognised throughout Japan. In this article, we'll look at how Christmas is celebrated in Japan and what to expect if you are spending...

Don’t speak Japanese? How to Survive the Language Barrier

it is possible to enjoy Japan with very little language skills. This guide will give you some tips of how to survive without speaking more than a few words of Japanese. We managed it, so can you!

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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