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Japanese Cuisine

By Viator, May 2016

4.5 star rating: Recommended 218 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

Guide to Osaka's Food Culture

By Viator, March 2016

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 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

Cherry Blossom Season in Kyoto

By Viator, March 2016

4.5 star rating: Recommended 261 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Kyoto is known for its history, architecture and culture, but it is perhaps best known for the famous display of pink cherry blossoms that takes place each year as a special treat for locals and ...  Read more

Cherry Blossom Season in Tokyo

By Viator, March 2016

4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 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

Tokyo Culture

By Viator, March 2016

4.5 star rating: Recommended 972 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

West meets East. East meets West. For many of us, the notions we have of the East and the Orient are mere stereotyped snapshots gleaned from childhood history classes, Hollywood movies, and maybe ...  Read more

Cherry Blossom Season in Osaka

By Viator, March 2016

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 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

Five Essential Kyoto Foods

By Viator, March 2016

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 142 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

Sumo Wrestling in Tokyo

By Viator, February 2016

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 132 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 71 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

Nara Tours from Osaka

By Viator, December 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 51 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 4058 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

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 1503 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 1281 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

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