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Destination: Kyoto
When seeking something unique in Kyoto, forget Gion. Instead, head for Kanga-an, a temple tucked away in a residential area and boasting the most unlikely of features – an idyllic bar run by monks... read more »
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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: Tokyo
Tokyo is exquisite. There is an attention to detail that is utterly charming, and you feel like a child in a sweet shop as you walk the streets of Asakusa, finding treasure at every turn... 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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Destination: Tokyo
Trip type: Short Break
With a population of millions, Tokyo can be a real assault on the senses but trips out to other parts of Honshu will give you a break from the relentless urban buzz... 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: Tokyo
Trip type: Cultural
Celebrate the New Year Japanese-style in Tokyo and take part in some of the city's unique events... read more »
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Soak away your stress in some of Kanto's best onsen with this guide to the some of the area's best and most unusual hot springs. ... 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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Hopping between five different ports in North Asia on The Love (To Eat and Drink) Boat, it dawns on me that I cruise, therefore I am... read more »
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Destination: Hakone-machi, Tokyo
Pirate ships, hot springs, views of Mt Fuji and sculptures await visitors to the mountain resort of Hakone. Perfect for a day trip or short break from the bustle of Tokyo... 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: Tokyo, Nagoya, Kobe, Nara, Osaka
Trip type: Cultural
Kyoto is Japan’s prettiest city and an ideal base for exploring central Japan... read more »
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Tokyo DisneySea is a water-themes Disney park found only in Japan. Explore seven exciting ports with there thrilling rides, spectacular shows and unique attractions.... read more »
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A backpacker's guide to Japan on the cheap... read more »
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Destination: Kyoto
This guide aims to guide you through the main sites and advise on how to prioritise your stay in wonderful Kyoto.... read more »
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