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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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Our Guide to: Getting to Naoshima Art Island

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Our Guide To Getting Around Naoshima Art Island

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Monkeys and Ancient Cedar Trees on the Kumano Kodo Nakahechi Route: Day 2

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Avast Ye! Climb aboard Hakone’s Pirate Ships (a.k.a the Hakone Sightseeing Cruise)

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The Okinawan Resort Life: Okinawa Without a Car Day 4

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How to Ride the Bullet Train in Japan

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Forests, Lakes and Ancient Trails: Day trips in the Kiso-Valley

Deep in the mountains of Nagano prefecture, sidling the Japanese Central Alps, lies...
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Zamami and its Many Beaches: Okinawa Without a Car Day 2

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Exploring Shinjuku – Walking the Big Two Part 3

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Renewal on Miyajima: Tokyo to Okinawa Day 8

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Overheating at Dogo Onsen: Tokyo to Okinawa Day 5

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Sightseeing in Shibuya – Walking the Big Two Part 1

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The Kyoto Scramble: Tokyo to Okinawa Day 3

With approximately 1600 temples (Silver Pavilion etc), 400 shrines (Yasaka Shrine), 5 castles...
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