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Japan, is possibly my favourite country in Asia. You can’t go past Tokyo and I highly recommend a visit to Kyoto. Kanazawa is my tip for a less well-known city in Japan to visit.

My 10 Day Japan Itinerary and Famous Landmarks in Japan articles should help you in planning your trip. Read all about it in my Japan travel blog posts.

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The lake at Kenrouken Gardens in Kanazawa

What is Japan Famous For? 31 Japanese Claims to Fame

Ancient history and sophisticated modern technology and innovation mingle seamlessly in Japan so it is no surprise that when asking the question What is Japan Famous for the answers are a mix of the old and the new. From centruies old shrines to bullet trains, cherry blossoms to vending machines and ramen to anime here …

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35 Beautiful Japan Landmarks You Must Visit

Ancient history and sophisticated modern technology mingle seamlessly in Japan and together create some Japan famous landmarks not to miss. Centuries-old shrines across the country are connected by a super-fast bullet train, while Tokyo straddles both an imperial tradition and 21st-century hustle-and-bustle. These are stand-out highlights on any Japan itinerary but they’re by no means …

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10 Day Japan Itinerary: Complete Guide for First-Timers

Many of us associate Japan with being a futuristic and minimalist country. But it never forgets its unique heritage and cultural traditions. Some of the world’s most famous temples are found here, along with beautiful outdoor excursions. If you’re up for journeying to this funky, colourful and eclectic country, planning ahead is key. All too …

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2 Day Itinerary Kyoto: 48 Hours In The City

Travelling to Kyoto is high on the wishlist for most tourists who come to Japan. The city is home to countless shrines and golden temples, as well as walls of bamboo forest and hidden gems amidst the canals. This beautiful metropolis is the quintessential Japanese city, filled with history and priceless structures. This 2-day itinerary …

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17 Best Things to do in Kanazawa You’re Going to Love

I absolutely loved the Ishikawa region of Japan. It is like a mini japan and easy to negotiate. During the 1600s the region’s capital Kanazawa saw the development of a refined culture focussed on the arts and became Japan’s fourth town after Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto. The Ishikawa region was spared from many of the …

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Nakasendo Trail and What to Expect at a Japanese Ryokan     

This is a guest post by David C Moore and is an extract from his new book ‘Turning Left Around the World’.  It is an entertaining account of their adventure, often intriguing, frequently funny and occasionally tragic.  Their journey was to include the Atacama Desert, Galapagos Islands, Easter Island, Machu Picchu, Ayres Rock and the Great Wall …

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