Japan Travel Tips

Sumo Wrestling in Tokyo

By Viator, February 2016

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 116 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

Japanese Onsen Experience

By Viator, January 2016

4 star rating: Recommended 64 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

Cherry Blossom Season in Tokyo

By Viator, January 2016

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 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

Nara Tours from Osaka

By Viator, December 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 49 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

Day Trips to Mt Fuji

By Viator, November 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3801 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

Japanese Cuisine

By Viator, November 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 180 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

Edo Period in Japan

By Viator, August 2015

4 star rating: Recommended 74 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

It all started with Ieyasu Tokugawa. The year was 1600, and Japan had been in a period of feudal wars and dissonance for over a century. Tokugawa, a military leader in Edo - a sleepy castle town in ...  Read more

3 Days in Tokyo: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, August 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1336 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 Kyoto: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, August 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1146 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

Experiencing Ryokans and Onsens in Japan

By Viator, August 2015

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Weary travelers venturing through Japan?s picturesque countryside will find a welcome respite at one of the country's traditional ryokans, quiet inns known for tatami mat-lined ...  Read more

Explore the Countryside: 4 Great Day Trips from Tokyo

By Viator, June 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3496 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Tokyo's filled to the brim with enough stimulation to keep a traveler occupied for weeks, but it's also nice to get out of town and experience a different side of Japan - the quieter, more rural ...  Read more

Kyoto Temple Guide

By Viator, June 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 108 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Kyoto is home to over 1,600 temples, making it one of Japan's premier destinations for lovers of history, architecture and beautiful sights. Each temple has its own background, and many date back as ...  Read more

4 Must-Visit Neighborhoods in Tokyo

By Viator, June 2015

4 star rating: Recommended 352 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

Kyoto Tours from Tokyo

By Viator, June 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 216 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

Top Museums in Osaka

By Viator, June 2015

Osaka regards its history and culture with as much pride as it does its culinary prowess and cosmopolitan appeal. Visiting Osaka's museums contextualizes the city's important role in regional and ...  Read more

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