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Japanese Cuisine

By Viator, August 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 146 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 58 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 1073 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 1004 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

Tours & Tickets

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

Kyoto Temple Guide

By Viator, June 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 96 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

Explore the Countryside: 4 Great Day Trips from Tokyo

By Viator, June 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3156 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

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

Top 5 Foods to Eat in Osaka

By Viator, June 2015

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Osaka's culinary scene bursts with as much variety as it does flavor and attracts food lovers from around and outside Japan. While it's possible to eat a different international cuisine at each meal ...  Read more

Temples and Shrines in Osaka

By Viator, June 2015

Tours & Tickets

Osaka may pack more bars and restaurants in a few square miles than ancient historical sites, but that doesn't mean it can't compete with its UNESCO World Heritage site-laden neighbor. Osaka boasts ...  Read more

Guide to Osaka's Food Culture

By Viator, June 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

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 ...  Read more

Top Sites to Visit in Kyoto

By Viator, June 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 593 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

For many travelers, Kyoto represents the highlight of a trip to Japan, thanks to its rich history and beautiful architecture. Whether you have one day or one week in Kyoto, don't miss these city ...  Read more

Sake Tasting in Kyoto

By Viator, June 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 32 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The heart of Kyoto's sake industry lies in Fushimi, a southern area of the city. From the Fushimi Momoyama Station, it is only a short walk to the sake breweries "district." The area ...  Read more

Best Family Friendly Attractions

By Viator, June 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 498 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

Five Essential Kyoto Foods

By Viator, June 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 100 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

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