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How to Get the Best Views of Mt. Fuji

By Viator, February 2018

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5371 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

You don't have to climb Mt. Fuji to get a great view. Even from a distance, Japan's tallest mountain offers a backdrop that can’t be matched—so long as clouds don’t thwart the experience. For the ...  Read more

Food Lover's Guide to Osaka

By Viator, February 2018

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 83 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The Japanese world kuidaore roughly means to eat oneself into ruin. It’s something of a pastime in Osaka, thanks to the sheer variety of foods, including everything from piping hot street food to ...  Read more

Food Lover's Guide to Kyoto

By Viator, February 2018

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 127 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The capital of traditional Japanese dining, Kyoto has a food scene as rich as its history. The local cuisine, known as Kyo-ryori , is defined by delicate flavors and many vegetarian meals. To ...  Read more

Nara Tours from Osaka

By Viator, February 2018

4.5 star rating: Recommended 99 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Nara, established in Japan’s Kansai region in 710 AD, was the country’s first permanent capital city. Today the abundance of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, atmospheric gardens, and some of Japan’s ...  Read more

Kyoto Day Trips from Osaka

By Viator, January 2018

4.5 star rating: Recommended 110 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Formerly the imperial capital of Japan, Kyoto is home to some of most beautiful and fascinating palaces, castles, and temples found anywhere in the country, all of which are easily accessible via ...  Read more

5 Reasons to Go to Asia Right Now

By Viator, January 2018

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11274 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Asia has plenty to offer travelers year-round, but now's the time to book a trip thanks to a host of exciting events, including the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Here are ...  Read more

Winter Adventures in Sapporo

By Viator, January 2018

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Ratings | 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

Top Foods to Try in Kyoto

By Viator, January 2018

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 227 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Traditional Kyoto dining relies on vegetables, tofu, and rice—a simple but elegant diet of delicacies that for centuries have catered to monks and vegetarians. To try Kyoto cuisine, or Kyo-ryori , ...  Read more

Things to Know About Food Culture in Osaka

By Viator, December 2017

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 83 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 Temples and Shrines in Osaka

By Viator, December 2017

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Ratings | 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

Top Day Trips from Osaka

By Viator, December 2017

4.5 star rating: Recommended 504 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

Must-See Museums in Osaka

By Viator, December 2017

4.5 star rating: Recommended 148 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

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

Nara Tours from Kyoto

By Viator, December 2017

4.5 star rating: Recommended 152 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The ancient Japanese capital of Nara has lots to offer visitors, including a range of UNESCO-listed sites like Todaiji Temple and a collection of gardens and parks. Here are some options to visit ...  Read more

Sake Tasting in Kyoto

By Viator, December 2017

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 55 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

A spirit made with fermented rice, sake is Japan’s most iconic drink. And the heart of the country’s sake industry lies in Fushimi, a city known for its ultra-pure spring water and long history of ...  Read more

How to Experience Cherry Blossom Season in Osaka

By Viator, December 2017

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Japan’s cherry blossom season is an event like no other, particularly in the Kansai city of Osaka, a town where cherry tree–lined parks and scenic monuments offer the perfect backdrop. Here are some ...  Read more

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