Japan Travel Guide

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Tokyo

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4380,11203,526

Kyoto

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1900,6117,635

Osaka

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875,2535,419

Yokohama

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467,1453,132

Nagoya

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447,1239,176

Sasebo

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119,209,39

Sapporo

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182,446,174

Hiroshima

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467,1315,131

Himeji

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195,519,30

Kobe

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207,657,122

Nara

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273,1056,81

Fukuoka

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260,457,196

Hakone

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164,691,10

Kanazawa

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144,382,98

Narita

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141,292,24

Takayama

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179,643,215

Niigata

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150,348,82

Hamamatsu

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130,364,93

Shinjuku

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116,336,84

Nikko

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338,1058,215

Okayama

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105,335,79

Nagasaki

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155,383,98

Miyajima

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140,560,0

Kamakura

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157,521,17

Kawasaki

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56,140,52

Nagano

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85,199,112

Yokosuka

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23,40,19

Sendai

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83,188,150

Hakodate

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84,246,107

Odawara

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42,136,18

Iwakuni

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25,28,16

Okinawa

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46,39,38

Kitakyushu

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103,196,62

Otaru

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51,158,31

Chiba

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57,120,43

Naha

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55,166,138

Matsumoto

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71,294,206

Matsuyama

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128,215,87

Shizuoka

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104,304,93

Tachikawa

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49,257,20

Fuji

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60,179,27

Toyama

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49,93,91

Hachioji

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52,249,16

Atami

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37,106,128

Tsukuba

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71,312,30

Koyasan

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38,164,0

Mishima

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38,108,12

Kumamoto

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77,186,98

Kochi

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53,119,83

Kagoshima

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42,70,76

Tokyo

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  • Asakusa

    Tokyo Things to Do

    Tokyo's historic heart, Asakusa is home to the impressive Senso-ji temple, among many other cultural sites. The whole place feels a little bit like Disneyland, with everything done up to preserve an overall historic feel. Asakusa is the place in Tokyo to stock up on all those traditional trinkets and crafts you'll want to bring home. A day in...

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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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  • Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion)

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Kyoto Things to Do

    From Arashiyama I headed to Ktano-Hakubaicho. Note that you can pay 210 yen or you can use your Icoca card upon exit. From there, I stopped over a small restaurant and had a miso soup and rice toppings for $550 yen. After filling my tummy, I rode bus 201 (you can also ride 101, 102 or 204) and paid 230 yen. Prepare exact fare as the driver cannot...

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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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  • Pontocho district

    5 out of 5 stars

    Kyoto Restaurants

    Cocoyanen is a restaurant on Kiyamachi Road in the Pontocho area of Kyoto. The small restaurant, part of a larger regional chain, specializes in okonomiyaki, and they have a few other local specialties like takoyaki and yakisoba. The most unique feature of the restaurant are the iron grills, called teppan, built into the tables where you complete...

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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 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 Expo 2005 -Archive

    Nagoya Things to Do

    In the CORPORATE PAVILION ZONE B....you will find the Mountain of dreams, not sure if it worth going in it..I did not..but I saw long lines..... There are presentation from Sekisui house, Chubu nippon broadcasting and tokai television broadcasting... The gas pavilion...its a show called "the magic theater of flames" ..the show uses flames from...

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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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  • General

    5 out of 5 stars

    Nagoya Restaurants

    Tampopo is a movie that is based around the role food plays in Japan... with a general theme of ramin and off shots in every direction. My love and my father's love of this movie is what made it a must do, no matter how short I was in Japan. I was sick the day I ate this bowl, but it tasted so good. I wish I could have been feeling better. Being...

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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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Sapporo

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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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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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Kobe

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  • Chinatown (Nankin-Machi)

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Kobe Things to Do

    Chinatown's center square is marked by a small lantern pavilion with a Chinese boy and girl in front. The square is surrounded by twelve carved statures representing the zodiac signs imported from China. Each says something about not climbing on sitting on them. The square is surrounded by some of the most popular restaurants in Chinatown,...

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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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Nara

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  • Todaiji Temple

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Nara Things to Do

    Todaiji (the "Great Eastern Temple") is the temple we came to Nara for. Built in 752, it's the city's main temple and it's most famous for the Daibutsuden, the Big Buddha Hall. The Buddha (Daibutsu) there is 15 metres high and thought it would impresse our little traveller. it left us in awe but he was more impressed by the pillar with a hole...

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  • Super Hotel Lohas JR Nara-eki

    Nara Hotels

    After a disappointing stay at the Super Hotel in Kyoto, I thought that this branch would be similar...

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  • from Kyoto: JR or Kintetsu?

    Nara Transportation

    JR and Kintetsu?Kinketsu Railway Station is located nearer to the temple area than JR but the Japan Rail Pass is not valid. There are 2 Miyakoji rapid trains direct trains per hour - and the trip lasts 35-45 minutes.Japan Railways (JR) Station is 20 minutes on foot from the temples area: from Kyoto there are 2 Miyakoji Rapid Service trainsevery...

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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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Hakone

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  • Owakudani Valley (Temporarily Closed)

    Hakone Things to Do

    Owakudani is one of the stops on the Hakone Ropeway from Sounzan to Togendai. Owakudani is a volcanic area and as you are travelling by ropeway above it you will see billows of white sulphurous smoke rising from the charred earth below. Owakudani centres around a crater which was formed when Mount Hakone last erupted around 3000 years ago. This...

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  • Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort And Spa

    Hakone Hotels

    First, let me say I'm a bit prejudiced; I feel the service industry is something the Japanese have...

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  • Owakudani Black Eggs

    4 out of 5 stars

    Hakone Restaurants

    Kuro-tamago are the black eggs famously made in Hakone's Owakudani's sulfur hot springs. The eggs are steamed by the hundreds and sold for 5 for 500 Yen. These black eggs are said to add seven years to your life for each egg you consume, luckily they taste a lot like regular hard boiled eggs. According to a sign where the eggs are boiled, the...

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Kanazawa

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  • Kanazawa Castle

    4 out of 5 stars

    Kanazawa Things to Do

    While the focus for many people visiting Kanazawa will be for the famous Kenrokuen, the castle has its own small garden on the outside of the walls (south-west entrance). The garden was redeveloped several years ago and now, as it has matured, is a great example of Japanese design. The accompanying photos help tell the story.

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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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Narita

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  • Gion Matsuri festival.

    Narita Things to Do

    (part4 ) About people who join the festival.1.Young people will carry the rope in the front part,the rope is very long ..enough to let almost the whole village children to join.The very young one will come out to join the festival during the day time,I didn't see them at night,probably go back drink milk and sleep already : ) (The other kids which...

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  • Richmond Hotel Narita

    Narita Hotels

    970 Hanazakicho, Narita, Chiba Prefecture, 286-0033, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Gion Matsuri festival.

    Narita Things to Do

    (part 3) The parade.1.Because of the strength that require to pull the huge float around the village, the organizer people mostly are young people (from 20-35 years old) but later during process the whole village become involved.You can see the float-carts are displayed with lanterns hanging on the sides to light them up for festival.2.Another team...

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