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Nara Tours from Kyoto

By Viator, April 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 214 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

Kyoto Tours from Tokyo

By Viator, April 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 111 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

Five Essential Kyoto Foods

By Viator, April 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 44 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, April 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 620 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

Best Family Friendly Attractions

By Viator, April 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 283 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

Day Trips From Osaka

By Viator, April 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 20 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

Sumo Wrestling in Tokyo

By Viator, April 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 62 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 17 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 570 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

3 Days in Tokyo: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, April 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 404 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

Karaoke in Tokyo

By Viator, April 2014

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Ratings | 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

Guide to Osaka's Food Culture

By Viator, March 2014

Osaka’s food culture can be summed up in one word: “Kuidaore,” a Japanese word that means eat until you drop. Osakans love food, and they should; the city has some of the best of it in all of ...  Read more

Cherry Blossom Season in Osaka

By Viator, March 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The ephemeral cherry blossom season is fast approaching. The pink petals brighten urban and rural landscapes across Japan for a mere week or two, at most. During the famous “Sakura Matsuri” or ...  Read more

Nara Tours from Osaka

By Viator, March 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 29 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Nara, located in Japan's Kansai (Southern) region, was the country's first permanent capital city, established in the year 710 AD. Nara is easily accessible from Osaka via either high-speed train or ...  Read more

Kyoto Day Trips from Osaka

By Viator, March 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 35 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Osaka is an excellent location from which to explore various tourist attractions in Japan. In particular, Kyoto is widely regarded as one of the Japanese cities that are not to be missed for visitors ...  Read more

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