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Rating:
4.5
(6 comments)
Destination: Japan
Trip type: Cultural
Japan has a reputation as an expensive destination - but it is possible to enjoy a budget break in the land of the rising sun... read more »
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Rating:
5
(2 comments)
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 »
#3/26
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
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 »
#4/26
Rating:
4
(1 comment)
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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Rating:
4
(1 comment)
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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4
(1 comment)
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 »
#7/26
Rating:
4
(1 comment)
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
You may think hotels in Tokyo are all five-star wallet-bruisers, but if you know where to look there are plenty of cheap and cheerful hotels with rooms for under 50 quid a night... read more »
#8/26
Rating:
4
(1 comment)
Destination: Tokyo
A trip to Tokyo doesn't have to leave you bankrupt. Check out these 10 great free things to do in Japan's biggest city... read more »
#9/26
Rating:
4
(1 comment)
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 »
#10/26
Rating:
3
(1 comment)
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 »
#11/26
Rating:
3
(1 comment)
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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Rating:
3
(1 comment)
Destination: Tokyo
Trip type: Business, Cultural
Staying in one of Tokyo's capsule hotels will save you loads of yen - not always an easy thing to do in one of the world's most expensive cities. But how do they work?... read more »
#13/26
Rating:
3
(1 comment)
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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Rating:
3
(1 comment)
A backpacker's guide to Japan on the cheap... read more »
#15/26
Rating:
2
(1 comment)
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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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: Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Himeji, Hiroshima
Trip type: Cultural, Gap Year
Japan is one of the most expensive countries in the world but with a few tips on saving money under your belt, you can still experience all the amazing culture on offer without breaking the bank... read more »
#18/26
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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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