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#1/26
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 »
#2/26
Rating:
5
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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 »
#3/26
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 »
#4/26
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 »
#5/26
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 »
#6/26
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 »
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4
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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 »
#8/26
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 »
#9/26
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 »
#10/26
Rating:
3
(1 comment)
A backpacker's guide to Japan on the cheap... read more »
#11/26
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 »
#12/26
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 »
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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 »
#14/26
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 »
#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 »
#16/26
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0
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It was comforting to know that I wasn’t alone. Across the valley, at the Hakone Open Air Museum in Japan, other Leeds girls were revealing their naked curves to the cool night air...... 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 »
#18/26
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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: Japan
Trip type: Adventure, Cultural
It's a world away from frenetic Tokyo and the dash for the bullet train – the Daishi religion, and its heartland high up on Mount Koya in Japan, where visitors can stay and live like Buddhist monks... read more »
#20/26
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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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