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3 Days in Osaka: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, February 2015

4 star rating: Recommended 50 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

Cherry Blossom Season in Tokyo

By Viator, February 2015

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 Kyoto: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, February 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 806 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

Day Trips From Osaka

By Viator, February 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 191 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

Kyoto Tours from Tokyo

By Viator, February 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 165 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

Sumo Wrestling in Tokyo

By Viator, February 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 74 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

3 Days in Okinawa: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, January 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

Tokyo Walking Tours

By Viator, January 2015

4 star rating: Recommended 29 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 141 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

3 Days in Tokyo: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, January 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 739 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

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

Okinawa Beaches

By Viator, January 2015

Tours & Tickets

Okinawa and the surrounding islands are home to some of the region?s most beautiful beaches and spectacular islands. Whether it?s a day away from the city or a week spent island hopping through the ...  Read more

Cherry Blossom Season in Osaka

By Viator, December 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 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" ...  Read more

Guide to Osaka's Food Culture

By Viator, December 2014

4 star rating: Recommended 4 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 of ...  Read more

Finding Zen: Kyoto?s Best Gardens

By Viator, December 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Most of Kyoto?s best gardens are part of temple complexes, and the city's long history as a former capital of Japan and still today a leader in architecture and design makes it one of the best ...  Read more

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