Japan Travel Tips

Winter in Sapporo

By Viator, August 2014

As Japan’s northernmost main island, Hokkaido is known for its white winters. And as the leaves turn and the snow starts to fall, the people of Sapporo know how to make the best of a chilly ...  Read more

3 Days in Sapporo: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, August 2014

There are myriad reasons to visit cosmopolitan Sapporo, capital city of Japan’s northernmost main island, Hokkaido. American and European designers helped create the relatively young city in the ...  Read more

Hiking and Biking in Hokkaido

By Viator, August 2014

The untouched natural beauty of Hokkaido’s many mountains and lakes is a wonder to explore at any time, but if you visit during the delightful summer months, you can enjoy an incredible array of ...  Read more

Beer in Sapporo

By Viator, August 2014

Hokkaido is known as the birthplace of beer in Japan, as it was here that the Sapporo Beer Brewery was founded in 1876. Sapporo Beer went on to become a Japanese icon around the world, and any beer ...  Read more

3 Days in Tokyo: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, July 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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