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3 Days in Tokyo: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, July 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 522 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Tokyo. You have no idea until you go. This ancient Eastern city throbs with lights, culture, and movement so sure to both invigorate and bedazzle you the moment you step off the plane, that there ...  Read more

4 Must Visit Neighborhoods in Tokyo

By Viator, June 2014

Ginza Shopping District  With its neon lights, towering department stores, and nightclubs, the Ginza Shopping District is a chic, cosmopolitan adventure. You can catch a live Kabuki show, check ...  Read more

Karaoke in Tokyo

By Viator, June 2014

Tours & Tickets

You may have been to a karaoke bar in your home country, but karaoke in Japan is completely different from in the West. Instead of subjecting an entire bar full of strangers to your singing skills, ...  Read more

Japanese Cuisine

By Viator, June 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 60 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

If the idea of eating sushi turns your head, or if you’re the guy who's hunting down the McDonalds in Tuscany, then perhaps you're also the guy not too keen on the idea of Japanese cuisine. If so ...  Read more

Five Essential Kyoto Foods

By Viator, June 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 53 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Traditional Kyoto food relies heavily on vegetables, tofu, and rice – a simple but elegant diet that for centuries has catered to monks and other vegetarians. Before modern refrigeration technology, ...  Read more

3 Days in Kyoto: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, June 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 690 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Known as the cradle of Japan's cultural heritage, Kyoto was Japan's capital. Today it's the country's seventh largest city, thoroughly modern while remaining Japan's most traditional city. Get to ...  Read more

Japanese Onsen Experience

By Viator, May 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 22 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

There’s nothing in the world quite like a Japanese onsen experience. These public bathhouses traditionally use natural hot spring water and come in a variety of shapes, sizes and forms. From an ...  Read more

Kyoto Tours from Tokyo

By Viator, May 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 120 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

While the vast metropolis of Tokyo dazzles the visitor with modern marvels and only occasionally displays hints of its past, Kyoto – once the imperial capital of Japan – is far more forthcoming with ...  Read more

Day Trips From Osaka

By Viator, April 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 26 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Osaka is a perfect base from which to explore other parts of Japan. All of the country’s major cities are accessible within a few hours of Osaka by high-speed train, and a handful of desirable ...  Read more

3 Days in Osaka: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, April 2014

4 star rating: Recommended 45 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The Japanese province of Kansai has Kyoto as its temple goddess, but working-class Osaka adds the down-to-earth charm of a very modern Japanese city to the province's list of attractions. By day, the ...  Read more

Nara Tours from Kyoto

By Viator, April 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 245 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Nara, situated 26 miles (42 kilometers) outside of Kyoto in Japan's Kansai region, was the country's first permanent capital city. It's easily accessible from Kyoto by either train or bus (trains ...  Read more

Best Family Friendly Attractions

By Viator, April 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 329 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

It can be challenging trying to keep everyone happy and entertained when traveling with children. We’ve put together a few ideas and attractions that will help keep the younger members of the family ...  Read more

Sumo Wrestling in Tokyo

By Viator, April 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 65 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

As Japan’s national sport, sumo wrestling is a major part of the country’s culture. The vast majority of Japan’s sumo wrestlers live in Tokyo’s Ryogoku district, which has served the sport’s hub ...  Read more

Tokyo Walking Tours

By Viator, April 2014

4 star rating: Recommended 24 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Tokyo's most interesting details are best noticed on foot, slowed down, and off the main streets. From spotting eye-popping fashion in Harajuku to locals clad in traditional kimonos in Asakusa, ...  Read more

Tokyo Culture

By Viator, April 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 600 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

West meets East. East meets West. For many of us, the notions we have of the East and the Orient are mere stereotyped snapshots gleaned from childhood history classes, Hollywood movies, and maybe ...  Read more

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