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Destination: Tokyo
Harajuku, a district propelled into western consciousness by moody gothic Lolitas and a certain Ms Stefani, has much more to offer a visitor than a bizarre photo opportunity.... read more »
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Destination: Japan
Trip type: Activity, Adventure
Ever fancied climbing a 3,776m-high pile of ash? With a load of grannies and school kids? At night? It's safe to say that getting to the top of Japan's iconic Mount Fuji is no ordinary climb...... read more »
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Writing a travel blog or needing to keep in touch whilst on the move? Check out this guide to where's hot for wifi... read more »
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Destination: Nagano
Nagano to me doesn't mean skiing. To me it means crisp air, delicious food, and one of the most revered temples in Japan. Do yourself a favour and take a visit to 'The roof of Japan'... read more »
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Destination: Hokkaido
Trip type: Activity, Adventure, Eco
Shiretoko is Hokkaido's hidden beauty; hotsprings, waterfalls, wild deer and beautiful mountains await... read more »
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Destination: Japan
Trip type: Cultural
In the northernmost reaches of Japan lies Osorezan, or "Fear Mountain". Here, you can picnic with the dead and meet shaman priestesses, many of them blind, who commune with spirits... read more »
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Destination: Tokyo
Trip type: Food and Drink
For a backpacker arriving in Tokyo, there is nothing like a visit to Tsukiji fish market for getting to know Japanese culture. Bloody, frenetic, vast and confusing, it is an essential rite of passage... read more »
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Destination: Tokyo
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break, Spa
Taking a bath with strangers and sleeping on the floor. All you need to know about staying in a Tokyo ryokan... read more »
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Every holiday has the potential for romance but perhaps your flirting skills are a little rusty, or need some fine-tuning? Professional flirt coach, Peta Heskell, offers advice... read more »
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Destination: Japan, Usuki, Kitakyushu
If the neon lights, bustling noodle bars and late-night karaoke haunts of Japan's big cities have left you wondering where the country's tranquil side is, head to Uzuki to find some serenity... read more »
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Destination: Hiroshima
Hiroshima will never fully escape its awful history. But this ultra-modern and chaotic Japanese now city offers plenty to entice visitors seeking an exciting long-haul city break ... read more »
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Destination: Japan, Nagano Prefecture
Trip type: Activity, Cultural, Spa
During the winter months, the mountainous area of Nagano, in Japan, is famous not only for skiing and snowboarding, but also for bathing macaques, who hang out in their own private hot spring... read more »
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It's right to acknowledge Hiroshima's past – but not to dwell on it. The hectic, joyful city with a strong food culture is an hour from the Miyajima temples and accessible from Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo... read more »
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According to the Japan National Tourism Organisation, Tokyo boasts seven of the country's 10 most popular sights - making the city a treasure trove for avid SLR enthusiasts and holiday snappers alike... read more »
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Destination: Osaka
A 24-hour Japanese metropolis may conjure up images of a bleak, Bladerunner-esque, neon-lit landscape - but the reality of Osaka is a wonderful blend of the traditional and the ultra-modern... read more »
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Destination: Tokyo
Trip type: Cultural
They make take a bit of finding, but the cutting-edge art galleries of Tokyo are inspirational gems, and well worth the effort... read more »
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Destination: Tokyo
Trip type: Cultural
Tokyo may be one of the busiest cities on earth, but there are oases of calm and nature that offer respite from the hustle and bust... read more »
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