The Best 2-Week Japan Itinerary for First-Time Visitors in 2021

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Japan seduces you with its seamless blend of the ancient and modern. Shinto shrines are shoehorned between skyscrapers; traditional teahouses co-exist with coffee shops. Japanese people cling as firmly to their ancient rituals as they do to their smartphones. But where do you start planning your perfect Japan vacation to make sure that you see […]

Kyoto 2-Day Itinerary: Highlights of Japan’s Cultural Heart

Kyoto, home to more than 1,600 Buddhist temples, 400 Shinto shrines and a staggering 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is Japan’s pulsating cultural heart.   Prayer chants echo across manicured Zen gardens; clouds of incense waft from temple complexes; geishas scuttle along narrow streets to their next appointment. Kyoto is a feast for all of the senses. […]

Best Things To Do in Kagoshima, Japan in One Day: Itinerary & Guide

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Make the most of your time in Japan’s friendliest city with these unmissable things to do in Kagoshima in one day. Sunny Kagoshima, the southernmost city on Kyushu Island, has many claims to fame. The so-called “Naples of the Orient” has been voted Japan’s friendliest city, is responsible for the birth of the industrial revolution and […]

Top Things to Do in Fukuoka in One Day: Itinerary & Guide

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Gateway to the volcanic peaks, hot springs, pottery towns and the near-tropical coastlines of Kyushu island, the friendly city of Fukuoka is a destination in its own right. Japan’s eighth most populous city is home to several traditional shrines, temples, a ruined castle and charming parks and gardens. Canal City, Fukuoka’s premium shopping destination, provides […]