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Japan’s major cities are full of interesting and exciting things to see and do. However, travel a little further afield and you’ll discover sides of Japan you never knew existed. From the distant shores of Okinawa to the sacred trails of the Kii Mountains, a plethora of memorable trips in Japan are waiting for you. Whether you’re escaping on a day-trip, train journey or a meandering road trip, we’ll show you where to go and how to get there. Check out the articles below for some great travel ideas in Japan. 

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A Jog through Okinawa World: Okinawa Without a Car Day 3

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Frittering About in Fukuoka: Tokyo to Okinawa Day 10

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The Okinawa Ferry Voyage: Tokyo to Okinawa Day 14

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Ise to Kyoto in the Cheap Seats: Tokyo to Okinawa Day 2

After a night in the tea fields, our party rose at dawn and...
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Ine Village, Kyoto’s Rustic Fishing Town

The town of Ine is located approximately 130km north of Kyoto, on the coast of...
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Trams Through the Blossoms: Discovering Tokyo on the Arakawa Line

Roses line this Tokyo tram line At its peak,...
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The Edo-era remains of Tsumago juku

Nagano is famous for its world-class ski fields but this prefecture's history runs...

All The Highlights On This 2 Night Naoshima Itinerary

Naoshima Art Island is a must-see for art lovers travelling to Japan. Due...
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Tomogashima: Japan’s Forgotten Fortress

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Japanese Country Town Profile: One Day In Kiso Fukushima

If you’re planning a trip to the Kiso Valley, perhaps to walk the...

The Fruit-Shaped Bus Stops of Your Dreams are in Konagai

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Kasuga Taisha Shrine: The 3,000 Lantern Shrine in Nara Deer Park

At first glance, Kasuga Taisha Shrine looks like the gateway to an ancient,...

Exploring Fukue Island: A Goto Island Adventure in Nagasaki

The Goto Islands are an archipelago of 140 islands located off the west...
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The Idyllic Hills of Biei: Exploring A Hidden Gem by Bike, Day 2

Good morning, Biei! At the end of our Day 1 article, we suggested...
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The Pacific Ocean, a Pagoda and a Waterfall: Day 5 of Kumano Kodo Nakahechi Route

The final day of the Kumano Kodo on...
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Backpacking Through Japan – An Overview

In the spring of 2019, my fiancée and I spent three weeks backpacking...

One of the Best Beaches Near Tokyo: A Day Trip To Morito Beach

I’d been feeling under the weather for a few days; sore chest, dry...
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Overheating at Dogo Onsen: Tokyo to Okinawa Day 5

The celebrated novel Botchan by Natsume Soseki tells the story of a grumpy...
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Springtime in Hokkaido’s Biei–Furano

Hokkaido is Japan’s northernmost island and sidles the frosty southeastern part of Russia. It is...

From Tokyo to the Snow in 2 Hours! A Gala Yuzawa Day Trip

When people think of skiing and snowboarding in Japan, they’re likely to think...

Dive into This Sea-side Artists’ Haven: The Onomichi Temple Walk and Literature Path

You know how some places just feel magical? Onomichi is exactly one of...
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Monkeys and Ancient Cedar Trees on the Kumano Kodo Nakahechi Route: Day 2

Takahara to Tsugizakura-oji The Takahara...

Hiroshima’s Many-Layered History: Tokyo to Okinawa Day 7

Amongst the different regional varieties of the savory pancake-like concoction known as okonomiyaki,...

An Unforgettable White Christmas In Japan: Destination Sapporo

Thinking about mixing things up and travelling this yuletide? Here’s an idea: why...
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Crossing the Rainbow Bridge and Diving Into an Odaiba Tour

The artificial island of Odaiba is one of the primary leisure centers in...

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