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Guide to Osaka's Food Culture

By Viator, December 2014

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 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

3 Days in Osaka: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, December 2014

4 star rating: Recommended 47 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

3 Days in Tokyo: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, December 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 713 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, December 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 782 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

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

Kyoto Temple Guide

By Viator, December 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 72 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

Winter in Sapporo

By Viator, November 2014

Tours & Tickets

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

Tokyo Culture

By Viator, September 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 678 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

Tokyo Walking Tours

By Viator, August 2014

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

3 Days in Sapporo: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, August 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

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

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 100 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

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