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Must-See Museums in Osaka

By Viator, March 2018

4.5 star rating: Recommended 160 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 92 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 542 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

Food Lover's Guide to Osaka

By Viator, February 2018

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 93 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 142 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 107 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 120 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 245 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 163 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 57 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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 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

How to Experience Cherry Blossom Season in Kyoto

By Viator, December 2017

4.5 star rating: Recommended 428 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Cherry blossom season is an annual event in Japan, a time when photographers and sightseers flock to Kyoto to marvel at city’s historic temples surrounded by pink flowers. Here are some ways to ...  Read more

Things to Do With Kids in Kyoto

By Viator, December 2017

4.5 star rating: Recommended 890 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Travelers flock to Kyoto for its historic temples and cherry blossoms. But it also offers plenty of options for little ones. Here are some kid-friendly attractions and walking tours you won’t want ...  Read more

Finding Zen: Kyoto's Best Gardens

By Viator, August 2017

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 9 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Kyoto's history as the former capital of Japan and a leader in architecture and design makes it one of the best cities to see traditional Japanese gardens. From temple zen gardens to lush green ...  Read more

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