Japan

Japan is one of our favourite countries in the world—it truly is like nowhere else. We love the quirkiness, the efficiency, the ease of travel, the ultra-polite people, and the amazing food (yes, even for vegetarians!). 

We’ve visited Japan four times (and will be returning!). Below you can read all our tips including our recommended places to visit in Japan, the best things to do in Japan, two week itinerary, tips for planning a trip, vegetarian survival guide, and lots more useful advice.

Don’t miss our detailed guides to the best things to do in Kyoto and Tokyo—the top two destinations in Japan and both very different.

We highly recommend purchasing a Japan Rail Pass to save money on the bullet trains. Read our post on whether a Japan Rail Pass is worth it for everything you need to know. 

From temples and castles to big cities and theme parks, discover the best side trips from Kyoto.

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The best Kyoto temples and shrines to visit from famous sights to off-the-beaten-track gems.

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Our favourite Kyoto activities and tips for escaping the crowds

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Our favourite places to see the cherry blossoms in Kyoto and how to avoid the crowds.

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The ultimate guide to vegetarian Japanese food and our favourite veggie-friendly restaurants

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Discover the best places to eat in Kyoto, Japan's most vegetarian-friendly city.

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From cheap ramen to fine dining here's our guide to being vegetarian in Tokyo with a focus on traditional Japanese food.

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Our favourite vegetarian-friendly places to eat in Osaka, Japan

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Our favourite things to do in Japan including unique cultural experiences and weird attractions

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Our tips for getting over your fears when visiting a hot spring town in Japan

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Our visit to Japan's tallest building included great views and much more.

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Our favourite rides and top tips for Universal Studios Japan in Osaka

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