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Tokyo Culture

By Viator, July 2016

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1031 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

3 Days in Okinawa: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, July 2016

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

Japanese Cuisine

By Viator, July 2016

4.5 star rating: Recommended 249 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The fresh and simple flavors of Japanese cuisine are favorites among food lovers, and there are a multitude of popular dishes and regional staples to try. Whether it?s at an early-morning fish ...  Read more

Best Times to View Mt Fuji

By Viator, July 2016

You don't have to climb Mt Fuji to get a great view. Even from a distance, Japan's tallest mountain offers a picture-perfect backdrop that can?t be matched?so long as clouds and fog don?t thwart the ...  Read more

Explore the Countryside: 4 Great Day Trips from Tokyo

By Viator, July 2016

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3963 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Tokyo's filled to the brim with enough stimulation to keep a traveler occupied for weeks, but it's also nice to get out of town and experience a different side of Japan - the quieter, more rural ...  Read more

3 Days in Tokyo: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, July 2016

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1656 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

Five Essential Kyoto Foods

By Viator, July 2016

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 155 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

Kyoto Temple Guide

By Viator, July 2016

4.5 star rating: Recommended 121 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

Kyoto Day Trips from Osaka

By Viator, July 2016

4.5 star rating: Recommended 62 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Osaka is an excellent location from which to explore various tourist attractions in Japan. In particular, Kyoto is widely regarded as one of the Japanese cities that are not to be missed for visitors ...  Read more

Sumo Wrestling in Tokyo

By Viator, June 2016

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 150 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

Day Trips to Mt Fuji

By Viator, June 2016

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4046 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

Guide to Osaka's Food Culture

By Viator, March 2016

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 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 281 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 19 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

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

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