Japan Travel Tips

Sumo Wrestling in Tokyo

By Viator, May 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 82 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 for ...  Read more

Cherry Blossom Season in Tokyo

By Viator, May 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Visitors to Tokyo between March and April are in for a treat: blooming cherry blossom trees decorate nearly every green space in the city, creating a beautiful, pink foreground to impressive ...  Read more

3 Days in Osaka: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, May 2015

4 star rating: Recommended 56 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

Kyoto Tours from Tokyo

By Viator, April 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 181 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

3 Days in Kyoto: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, April 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 895 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

Explore the Countryside: 4 Great Day Trips from Tokyo

By Viator, April 2015

1. Kamakura Tour Explore the countryside, temples and shrines outside Tokyo on a full-day walking tour through Kamakura. This fully guided excursion takes you to Kamakura?s famous Great Buddha ...  Read more

3 Days in Tokyo: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, April 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 892 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

3 Days in Okinawa: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, March 2015

Tours & Tickets

Okinawa is an island with a deep history, diverse culture and strong political leanings where travelers can spend as much time exploring as they can learning and doing. Three days provides visitors ...  Read more

Day Trips From Osaka

By Viator, March 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 211 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 by high-speed train, and a handful of desirable destinations ...  Read more

Day Trips to Mt Fuji

By Viator, March 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3169 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The snow-capped peak of cone-shaped Mount Fuji can be seen from Tokyo on a clear day. Regardless of the weather, it can be reached by bullet train or coach bus in a matter of hours. Day trips to Mt. ...  Read more

Bullet Trains

By Viator, March 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 590 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Japanese bullet trains, known locally as Shinkansen, are among the fastest in the world and routinely reach speeds of close to 200mph (320 km/h), easily linking major cities throughout Japan with ...  Read more

4 Must-Visit Neighborhoods in Tokyo

By Viator, March 2015

4 star rating: Recommended 299 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Tokyo is ripe for exploration, and while it?s likely travelers will find something to marvel at with nearly every turn, these four unique neighborhoods are each worth a visit for their distinct ...  Read more

Tokyo Walking Tours

By Viator, January 2015

4 star rating: Recommended 40 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

Exploring Tokyo's Backstreets

By Viator, January 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 178 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

In any country, the best place to get away from other tourists and spend time with locals is to explore the backstreets. In Tokyo, in particular, the backstreets teem with family and locally owned ...  Read more

Ryukyu Kingdom History

By Viator, January 2015

Tours & Tickets

Despite its small geographical size, the Ryukyu Kingdom?which extended across the Ryuku Islands, the Okinawa, Amami Islands and Kagoshima Prefecture, played a vital role in the region?s early trade ...  Read more

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