The 9 Most Famous Landmarks to See in Japan

If you’re thinking about taking an interrail trip to Japan in the near future, you’re probably wondering which landmarks you should visit. And whilst there are hundreds of notable sights, there are particular famous landmarks that stand out from the crowd.  No matter what time of the year you’re visiting, the following 9 landmarks are…

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What is the best time of year to visit Japan?

Japan is an undeniably beautiful country. Visited by millions of tourists from around the world every year, Japan’s picturesque landscapes, bustling cities and delicious food make it a top vacation spot.  When looking to travel in Japan, one of the first considerations is the time of year you should visit. There are so many wonderful…

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This town in Japan installed autonomous water cannons to protect historic buildings from fires

A fire broke out about 500 metres away from the UNESCO World Heritage-listed farmhouses of Shirakawa-go in Gifu Prefecture on Monday 4th November. Two huts burned down as fires easily spread across the thatched roofs. However, clever engineering prevented many more buildings from burning down. The 114 gassho-zukuri farmhouses, some of which are more than…

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What to do and see in Hiroshima

It may not be as popular as visiting the likes of Tokyo or Kyoto, but there is no doubt that a trip to Hiroshima will not disappoint travelers and tourists. That’s especially the case for those who are fascinated by sites and cities of important historical significance. And there is no more historically significant city…

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What to do and see in Osaka

Osaka is one of Japan’s most ancient settlements, dating back more than 2,500 years. It is brimming with history and culture to a degree almost unparalleled by the rest of Japan. Strangely, though, the city tends to be forgotten among those traversing the country by rail, with Tokyo and Kyoto taking the lion’s share of…

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What to do and see in Kyoto

If you think that a trip to Kyoto is just about visiting historical monuments and temples, then think again. While the city has more than its fair share of historical monuments – being the birthplace of ancient Japanese civilisation – it’s also home to a host of modern attractions too.  The purpose of this article…

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