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5 Reasons to Go to Asia Right Now

By Viator, March 2018

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11576 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, March 2018

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

Japan’s northernmost main island, Hokkaido is known for its white winters. When leaves turn and the snow starts to fall, the people of Sapporo know how to make the best of a chilly situation. Get ...  Read more

Must-See Museums in Osaka

By Viator, March 2018

4.5 star rating: Recommended 155 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Osaka is as rich in history and culture as in culinary prowess and cosmopolitan appeal. Learn more about the city's important role in regional and national Japanese history at its top-notch museums, ...  Read more

Things to Know About Food Culture in Osaka

By Viator, March 2018

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 88 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Osaka's food culture can be summed up in one word: kuidaore , which roughly translates as eat until you drop. Osakans love food, and the city is a Japanese culinary highlight, with everything from ...  Read more

Top Day Trips from Osaka

By Viator, March 2018

4.5 star rating: Recommended 529 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

Top Temples and Shrines in Osaka

By Viator, March 2018

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Get off the beaten path in the ultramodern city of Osaka by touring its historical side. Pay a visit to these temples and shrines through the city, and you’ll be rewarded with a rich cultural ...  Read more

How to Experience Cherry Blossom Season in Tokyo

By Viator, March 2018

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Among Tokyo's many claims to fame, cherry blossoms are at the top of the list. Every year, you can feel the excitement as pink petals known as sakura  fill the city in a picture-perfect welcome to ...  Read more

How to Get the Best Views of Mt. Fuji

By Viator, February 2018

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5508 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 89 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 135 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 105 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 119 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

Top Foods to Try in Kyoto

By Viator, January 2018

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 236 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

Nara Tours from Kyoto

By Viator, December 2017

4.5 star rating: Recommended 158 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 56 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

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