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See, do and taste the best of Japan with our exclusive Insider's Guide
Japan is a treasure-trove of amazing and unique experiences. There's breathtaking landscape, awe-inspiring temples, world-famous cuisine... there’s something for everyone and a new discovery every time you visit.
To get you started, we compiled the ultimate experiences from Japan's top cities – as voted by our local insiders – to help you see, do and eat the best of this enchanting destination.
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Japanese City Guide
Our insider's top picks in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima and Okinawa. See the best of the city like a local!
Capsule hotels, ryokan, manga and more, find out the best places to stay across Japan.
Etiquette and Faux Pas
There are plenty of unwritten cultural rules in Japan. Don't be a gaijin and learn the do's and don'ts before you go.
Eat Like a Local
We show you where to sample the best Okonomiyaki, how to slurp soba and why Namihodai is the budget-travellers' new best friend.
Getting Around Japan
Find the cheapest and most effective methods of transport – and why you should buy your Shinkansen tickets ahead of time!
Hike, bike, surf, ski, scuba... get out of the urban jungle and experience Japan’s thrilling countryside and coastline.
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Japanese society runs like clockwork because everyone (well, almost everyone) follows the rules. That includes you, gaijin aka foreigner.Suzanne Bhagan
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