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Kaiseki meal at Kameya in Yunohama

4 reasons for foodies to fall in love with Shonai region, Japan

The Shonai region in Japan has an abundance of natural resources that locals have spent centuries harnessing in preparing delicious dishes.
Kanmon Kaikyo Bridge

3 cities you should visit in Kyushu island, Japan

Kyushu is the third biggest island in Japan, has the largest collection of hot springs, one of Japan's largest castles and the world’s only toilet museum.
Nagasaki Peace Statue

Travel guide: in and around Nagasaki, Japan

Nagasaki is best known as the site of the second atomic bomb explosion, but it has far more to offer including one of the world’s best night views and hot springs on its doorstep.
Hiking from Tateyama - Tateyama Ridge

Hiking from Tateyama across the Northern Japan Alps

Tateyama is a small town on the edge of the Japanese Northern Alps and the starting point for the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.
Torii Gate with boat

What to see in Hiroshima and the Setouchi Region, Japan

In Hiroshima and the Setouchi Region you’ll find Shinto shrines, archetypal Japanese landscapes and delicious food and drink including the deadly Fugo fish.
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.

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