Japan Travel Guide

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Tokyo

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4378,11166,541

Kyoto

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1948,6217,635

Osaka

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889,2558,420

Yokohama

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422,1281,132

Nagoya

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430,1179,176

Sapporo

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182,445,174

Hiroshima

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467,1313,131

Kobe

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207,657,122

Sasebo

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119,209,39

Nara

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264,1034,81

Himeji

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195,519,30

Fukuoka

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259,457,196

Kanazawa

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144,382,98

Takayama

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179,643,215

Shinjuku

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116,334,84

Narita

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140,291,24

Nagano

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84,200,112

Hakone

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162,686,10

Miyajima

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140,560,0

Okayama

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105,335,79

Hamamatsu

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122,335,93

Nikko

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331,1029,215

Nagasaki

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155,383,98

Niigata

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147,348,82

Kamakura

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139,477,17

Yokosuka

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23,40,19

Okinawa

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46,39,38

Odawara

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30,100,18

Otaru

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51,157,31

Kumamoto

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77,186,98

Kawasaki

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56,140,52

Chiba

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57,120,43

Iwakuni

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25,28,16

Matsumoto

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71,294,206

Sendai

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82,183,150

Naha

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55,166,138

Hakodate

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81,245,107

Matsuyama

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124,212,87

Tachikawa

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49,257,20

Kitakyushu

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103,196,62

Koyasan

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32,136,0

Kagoshima

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42,70,76

Shizuoka

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104,304,93

Atami

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37,106,128

Toyama

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49,93,91

Mishima

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38,108,12

Misawa

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14,32,13

Okinawa City

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18,20,0

Hachioji

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52,249,16

Beppu

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79,172,109

Tokyo

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  • Harajuku And Omote Sando

    Tokyo Things to Do

    Omotesando is a neighborhood in the Shibuya Ward of Tokyo located between Harajuku and Shibuya crossing, but much closer to Harajuku. The main street, a wide tree-lined boulevard, was created as the primary entrance to Meiji Shrine. Today the area is one of Japan's high end shopping districts, featuring several major huge outlets for major brands....

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  • Park Hyatt Tokyo

    Tokyo Hotels

    The Park Hyatt Tokyo is everything I expected from the highest quality of hotels. All of the staff...

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  • McDonald's

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Tokyo Restaurants

    Every country has unique items at McDonald's and Japan is no different. We made it a point to visit McD's once during our trip and got to partake in these delicious Japanese items: - Ebi-O-Filet: Similar to a fish filet but made with "ebi" (Japanese for shrimp) pattie - Shaka Shaka: Special seasoning to add to fries - Green Tea McFlurry If you...

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Kyoto

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  • Gion (Geisha District)

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Kyoto Things to Do

    In the evening we had a quick stroll through the Gion area of the city. It was pretty with its wooden buildings and lamps. However, I do not feel we really did the area justice as we were exhausted, hungry and cold by the time we got here. Gion is Kyoto's most famous geisha district. It is located around Shijo Avenue between Yasaka Shrine in the...

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  • Hotel Granvia Kyoto

    Kyoto Hotels

    We stayed 3 nights at Kyoto Granvia Hotel from Feb. 27 to Mar 1, 2008. We paid Yen 17,600 per night,...

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  • Kaiten zushi

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Kyoto Restaurants

    One of the must-have eating experiences on any visit to Japan is a visit to a kaiten or conveyor- belt sushi restaurant, and this one in Kyoto is a great example. On the ground floor (or first floor I guess, since the Japanese follow the US convention in numbering floors) is a counter where diners perch on stools and choose from the plates that...

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Osaka

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  • Osaka Castle

    Osaka Things to Do

    The grounds of the castle are now a free park. The only admission is to enter the castle main keep. The park sits in the center of the city with the castle in the center, its surrounded by walking and jogging trails and is a major cherry blossom viewing destination.

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  • Dotonbori Hotel Osaka

    Osaka Hotels

    I've personally stayed in this hotel twice in my previous 2 trips to Osaka. Famous for their...

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  • Dotonbori Street

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Osaka Restaurants

    I could give you a long list of recommended places to eat but I'm afraid they would be useless to you. The action at the street level is so thick that a tourist has little chance of being able to locate one specific location, unless they can read Japanese and have a GPS. I don't think it's to your benefit to spend a lot of time hunting down...

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Yokohama

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  • Chinatown

    Yokohama Things to Do

    Other Names: Kanteibyo(Japanese name) Kuan ti Temple, Guan ti Temple, Guan Gong Temple To the most of Japanese, Guan Yu enshrined in a corner of Chinatown is one of the historical heroes during 3rd Century China, as depicted in 14th Century novel "The Romance of Three Kingdoms" and a great number of related publications and even video games. To...

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  • Intercontinental The Grand Yokohama

    Yokohama Hotels

    Grand Intercontinental Hotel is an international chain hotel in Yokohama that is classified as a...

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  • Shinyokohama Ramen Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Yokohama Restaurants

    Shinasobaya Ramen is one of the 9 or 10 restaurants at the Shinyokohama Ramen Museum near Shinyokohama Station in Yokohama. At this B1F restaurant, you have to order at a vending machine that is entirely in Japanese, and take the ticket into the restaurant to get your food. The delicious ramen is served with salt or soy broth for about 800 Yen for...

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Nagoya

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  • Nagoya Castle

    4 out of 5 stars

    Nagoya Things to Do

    The year 2013 will see another get-together of world tourists to Nagoya probably since 2005 when the Expo was held. It is not only the opening of Honmaru Palace of Nagoya Castle but another tourist attraction Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden will be much refreshed. Nagoya castle had two grand palaces, Honmaru Palace adjacent to castle keep and...

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  • Marriott Nagoya

    Nagoya Hotels

    I stayed here 3 nights with my wife. Our business partner booked us for Yen 22,500 per night. When I...

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  • Nagoya Station

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Nagoya Restaurants

    When I arrived in Nagoya station I was really hungry so VTer Yujiro took me to a restaurant in Nagoya station. There are endless amounts of restaurants.... everything is displayed outside the restaurant. So you can just point and you will be safe.

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Sapporo

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  • Sapporo Snow Festival

    Sapporo Things to Do

    Yes, Dec isn't really snow festival in Odori Park. The snow festival starts from Feb. There are a number of displays installed and lighted up. Nice and not so crowded. The Park has a few sections (separated by roads) and each section is different. The main prominent feature is the tower standing tall and proud at one end of the park.

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  • Mercure Hotel Sapporo

    Sapporo Hotels

    I went to Japan in August 2013. I traveled in many cities and one of them was Sapporo. I stayed in...

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  • Mongolian BBQ (JIngiskan, Ghenghis Khan)

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Sapporo Restaurants

    We heard that jingisukan (i.e. Genghis Khan / mutton bbq) is quite popular in Sapporo, so we must try it out. My friend recommended the all-you-can-eat & drink Sapporo Biergarten at close to 4,000 yen, but since we had a late lunch, we were not able to stomach the all-you-can-eat, so we looked to the interwebs for some suggestion. Daruma's name pop...

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Hiroshima

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  • Peace Park and Memorial Museum

    Hiroshima Things to Do

    This memorial was designed by Kenzo Tange and it is from 1952. The shape resembles an ancient arch-shaped house and it is said to give shelter to the lost souls. Here in a stone chest in the middle are the names of all the A-bomb victims regardless of nationality. Their number is over 290 000 and still increasing because more names are added when a...

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  • Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima

    Hiroshima Hotels

    (last date stayed - Aug. 24, 2007) Rihga Royal Hotel single room - JPY 13,000 5% consumption tax...

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  • Okonomi-mura

    4 out of 5 stars

    Hiroshima Restaurants

    Okonomiyaki is like a thin pancake, with cabbage, ginger, noodles, egg and a host of other things to choose from. You’ll find no better place to sample okonomiyaki than in Hiroshima. Okonomi-mura has 3 floors of okonomiyaki restaurants packed into one place and you can’t wrong with any of them. You won’t be sorry for going there! If you’re like me,...

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Kobe

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  • Meriken Park & Harborland

    Kobe Things to Do

    Near Meriken Park also on the seafront is Harbourland. Harborland is a shopping and entertainment district located on the waterfront in Kobe's port area. It has many cafes, restaurants and shops. There are two shopping centres in Harbourland: Mosaic and Canal Garden. Mosaic has fashion boutiques and a wide range of pleasant restaurants...

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  • Portopia Hotel

    Kobe Hotels

    Nice Hotel but in business district price was approx Sing $ 138 p night , not including breakfast...

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  • Motomachi: Traditional shopping street !

    Kobe Things to Do

    There were many trading companies in Motomachi in the 19th century.It is also well known in Japan for its cosmopolitan atmosphere, and foreign influence, similar to the Motomachi area in Yokohama, Ginza in Tokyo and Shinsaibashi in Osaka.It's a long street that you can enjoy all your time just walking along the street and feeling the traditional...

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Sasebo

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  • Moving to Japan and want to bring your...

    Sasebo Warnings and Dangers

    The key thing to note is that, for most , the process will take at least seven (7) months from the date of the first rabies vaccination, so advance planning is critical. We are told there are no exceptions and that animals which have not met all requirements described below will have to be quarantined upon arrival until all are met.

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  • Hotel Nikko Huis Ten Bosch

    Sasebo Hotels

    This hotel is outside the grounds of Huis Ten Bosch. However, it is built like a European style...

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  • Japanese Baseball in Fukuoka

    Sasebo Sports & Outdoors

    The japanese are fanatics when it comes to baseball. If you come to Sasebo, look at a trip to Fukuoka for a baseball game!The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks is a Japanese baseball team based in Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture. The team was bought on January 28, 2005 by SoftBank Corporation.

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Nara

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Himeji

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  • Himeji Castle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Himeji Things to Do

    The main keep of Himeji castle, also called the donjon, was one of the first buildings constructed at the modern castle in 1601. The structure, he inner and most well defended part of the castle, was built by Terumasa Ikeda, as an expansion of an earlier 3-story donjon. The massive wooden pillars that support the tower include a beam from an...

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  • Hotel Nikko Himeji

    Himeji Hotels

    My stay at the Nikko Hotel was good enough. The rooms are small, but for anyone who has traveled...

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  • CoCo Curry

    4 out of 5 stars

    Himeji Restaurants

    If you like Japanese curry or would like to try it without spending a lot-this is the place. They have an English language menu. You choose the amount of rice (300g is usual), the type of sauce and toppings like fried garlic, corn or boiled egg. You can choose specials and can specify the hot-ness of your curry from 1 (mild) to 3 (pretty hot) to 5...

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Fukuoka

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  • Suito Fukuoka

    Fukuoka Things to Do

    This new place in Fukuoka aims to make tourists enjoy the real Japanese cultural experience by offering various events such as a tea ceremony lesson, a walk in the traditional yukata, or a takoyaki party ! You can book for these events even on the very same day and get to fully enjoy your trip in Japan by experiencing traditional Japanese...

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  • Hotel Nikko Fukuoka

    Fukuoka Hotels

    I really relaxed to stay in this hotel. This hotel is typically authentic one. Westren style hotel...

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  • Great place to experience Japanese...

    Fukuoka Things to Do

    This new place in Fukuoka aims to make tourists enjoy the real Japanese cultural experience by offering various events such as a tea ceremony lesson, a walk in the traditional yukata, or a takoyaki party ! You can book for these events even on the very same day and get to fully enjoy your trip in Japan by experiencing traditional Japanese...

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Kanazawa

See all 144 Kanazawa Tips
  • Higashi Chaya District

    Kanazawa Things to Do

    well I have a believe that Its easier to see some one of your country walking in the streets of japan more than a geisha girl. In kanazawa chaya district is were Geisha performs, so you can go and I hope you would be lucky to meet one. it was a short street with vintage japanese houses, and there is around 3 green tea shops where giesha performs i...

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  • Dormy Inn Kanazawa

    Kanazawa Hotels

    I stayed for one night in a single room without breakfast. I am quite satisfied with my stay. the...

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  • Rubinaa by the Bay

    5 out of 5 stars

    Kanazawa Restaurants

    This is add on tip for Rubinaa. Please see my first tip for regular restaurant information. So, if you’re willing to shell out the extra money (5000 yen per person) the chefs at Rubinaa will make an extra special meal for your special occasion. It’s perfect for an anniversary or something like that. The thing that made the meal so amazing was that...

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Takayama

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  • Morning Markets

    Takayama Things to Do

    Miyagawa Morning Market is the larger of two morning markets in central Takayama. While the Jinya-mae market is almost entirely a traditional farmer's market. The Miyagawa market has farm-fresh produce, along with prepared foods, gifts, art, and more spread across 60 stalls stretching 350 meters along the beautiful river. During our visit we had...

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  • Associa Takayama Resort

    Takayama Hotels

    We stayed at the Takayama Green hotel. It was fine - basic, and obviously something that was a lot...

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  • Hida Takayama Brewery

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Takayama Restaurants

    Hida Takayama Brewery, also called Hida Takayama Brewing Agricultural Corporation Limited, was established in 1996, making it one of the oldest ji-biru (craft beer) brewers in Japan. Their logo is an insane clown lion, and they brew a number of fairly standard beers like a pils, dark ale, stout and pale ale. The brewery was founded by a Japanese...

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Shinjuku

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  • Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

    Shinjuku Things to Do

    Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden Tip: There are various ways to walk around the huge park but when I went to March 30 this year, I don't have enough time to stroll so I took two hour walking course covering most of major places starting from Shinjuku Gate. Before walking be sure to get the English Language map of the park. First stop is Old Imperial...

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  • ibis Tokyo Shinjuku

    Shinjuku Hotels

    This chain hotel is in an excellent location if you want to explore the bright lights of Tokyo. Step...

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  • Shinjuku Center Building

    Shinjuku Restaurants

    Dining Out .53 is one of the restaurants at the topmost part of Shinjuku Center Building. Its lunch cost 1,450 yen. Even though Japanese business people hate to dine for more than 1,000 yen under the tight budget, this place seems to be popular. The reason is semi all-you-can-eat style buffet. First you choose the core meal and the rest is limited...

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