Visit Hiroshima: The City of Resilience

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Hiroshima, a principal city of the Chugoku Region and home to over million inhabitants, has come a long way from being the victim of the world’s first atomic-bomb in 1945. Hiroshima has recovered remarkably (you have to see it to believe it) since its scarred past and has rebuilt its destroyed monuments of historical importance like the Hiroshima Castle and Shukkeien Garden, along with the rest of the city. Visit Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park, located in the heart of the city, that serves as a reminder of both the WWII attack and the importance of global peace. Explore the vibrant streets of Hiroshima and experience the thriving food scene, along with a chain of art galleries and be dazzled by its remarkable resilience and beauty in the wake of one of the most horrific events in world history.

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Touted as the 'Nation’s Kitchen' and being the second largest metropolis after Tokyo in this food-loving country, Osaka is regarded as the ultimate food paradise all across Japan. A city filled with passionate food connoisseurs and a plethora of eateries, it is no wonder that the locals here spend more on food than anything else and celebrate their Kuidaore culture which translates as - eat until you drop. Famed for many local dishes which have even attained an international reputation, and several delicious warm snacks all round the year, Osaka is particularly famous for its seasoned, grilled meat recipe of Kushikatsu, Okonomiyaki and the ball-shaped Takoyaki. Walk through Osaka’s liveliest and most colorful shopping and dining streets, starting with Doguyasuji, a unique market dedicated to food. You could literally spend a whole day here; have our experts take you on a guided tour of japan's iconic and mouthwatering street food.
Kenrukoen Garden, Kanazawa, Japan, UNESCO Heritage Site
Visit Kanazawa: The Cultural Heart of Japan (After Kyoto)
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Sake Tasting. Takayama Breweries, Japan
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Takayama with its breathtaking mountain location, cold weather, and quality rice production is home to some of the most authentic and best-tasting sake in Japan. Famed for its sake production over 400 years, with almost 56 breweries during the Edo period, Takayama now proudly boasts six traditional breweries around its old district, all flaunting its unique produce. Winter is supposed to be the prime sake making season in the area, which spans from November until the end of March. Visit Takayama in January and indulge in some free sake tours to learn about this time-honored practice, coupled with a sampling session. Also enjoy a stroll along with a tipple in this mountain city, where the streets are lined with century-old merchant homes and shops exhibiting local arts and crafts.
Soba Noodles, Japan
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Geisha, Culture, Kyoto, Japan
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Nikko: Soak in Therapeutic Hot Springs and Thermal Baths
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Odaiba Island: Gaming Heaven for Kids
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Japan - Visit the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove: Kyoto's Photographer Heaven
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Japan - The Japanese Alps: World Class Skiing in Honshu, Japan
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Japan - Tsukiji Fish Market: Tokyo's Seafood Paradise
Tsukiji Fish Market: Tokyo's Seafood Paradise
Tsukiji, based in the heart of Tokyo, is the largest and busiest fish market in the world which also enjoys a prominent status on the Japanese culinary charts. After 82 years in existence, Tsukiji still brims with more than 480 different kinds of seafood varieties and handles almost 2000 tonnes of merchandise a day (worth 1.6 billion Yen). Tsukiji is extremely chaotic but superbly organized and bustles with raincoated fisherman, scooters, trucks and smiling retailers. It is comprised of an inner market, which oversees most of the wholesale trade and the world-renowned Tsukiji Tuna Auction, while the outer market is filled with retail shops, souvenir shops selling high-quality kitchenware and exotic restaurants serving you with the freshest seafood available. Witness the world’s greatest food show while you taste the delicious catch of the day. A truly unbeatable Japan-insider experience.
Japan - Visit Kyoto: Home to Japan's Best Temples and Gardens
Visit Kyoto: Home to Japan's Best Temples and Gardens
The cultural heartland of Japan, Kyoto, once was the capital of the country until 1868 when it was moved to Tokyo. Encompassing over 2000 temples and shrines, Kyoto perfectly blends the age-old Shinto Buddhism with its many cultures and traditions. Marvel at the 14th century temples such as the world-renowned Kinkaku-Ji (the famed Golden Pavilion) and the cavernous expanse of Higashi Hongan-Ji. Stroll through the city’s vibrant streets replete with art and culture handed down from generations and dine in the trendiest cafes, Michelin-starred restaurants and old-school noodle joints. Experience the best of the city with the help of an expert guide, who will show you the city’s finest spots, or just go for a self-exploration tour of the city by bike.

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