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Japan travel guide, including current news, inspirational articles, useful tips, independent reviews and beautiful photos.

Capitol Tokyu

Hotel Review: The Capitol Hotel Tokyu, Tokyo, Japan

A luxury hotel, located in the heart of downtown Tokyo, The Capitol Hotel Tokyu is a relaxing haven in spite of being so close to the hustle and bustle of the city.

Hotel Review: FP HOTELS South-Namba, Osaka, Japan

FP HOTELS South-Namba is a newly built three star hotel, not far from centre of Osaka. It may not be plush but it is comfortable and offers good value.
Tobu Hotel Levant Entrance

Hotel Review: Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo, Japan

Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo is a large hotel located in a quiet area of the city, near to shops and restaurants with the metro station a few minutes’ walk away, making it a great base for first-timers to Tokyo.
monk and blindfolded women

Nunobashi Kanjoe Festival, Tateyama, Japan

Every three years, the town of Tateyama, around 400km North West of Tokyo, stages the sacred ritual of Nunobashi Kanjoe where blindfolded women walk to paradise.
Miyajima, Hiroshima

Where to take the best photos in Setouchi Region, Japan

From hidden wonders to ancient shrines, grand bridges and island vistas, here’s 7 of the most instagrammable spots in Setouchi, Japan.
In JapanGirls often dress in their traditional kimonos to visit the temple

Exploring the highlights of Japan: from busy Tokyo to the majestic Fuji

It's time to look beyond the neon signs, sushi, Sony, Nikon, and Nintendo. Japan is surprisingly diverse with plenty of sites to explore.
Japan - video by Charlie Johnstonvideo

Japan – between the old and the new

Japan is an amazing country with a unique coexistence between the old and the new that sometimes boggles the mind of a foreigner.
Ninna-ji Temple during spring blossom season

Where to see the cherry blossom in Kyoto this Spring

Where to find the famous cherry blossom in Kyoto this spring? Below are some of the best spots to find the most beautiful views.
Japan - The Torrii sacred gateway to Sanjin Gosaiden temple on Mt Haguro

Japan: Why Dewa Sanzan is loved by pilgrims

When you seek enlightenment, you could do worse than a pilgrimage to Japan's largest island Honshu and in particular to Tohoku.
cactus language japanese girl

Learn Japanese in Japan!

Visit Japan and learn the language at the same time - choose from the cities of Tokyo, Kobe or Fukuoka - or combine all three.

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