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  • Japan rugby travel FAQs: Everything you need to know

    Whether you’ve already got tickets to the rugby in Japan this summer or you’re hoping to get your mitts on some last-minute (YES, there’s still time! Click here to find out how to get yours now), you’ve probably got a few burning questions about what to expect when you arrive in Japan. How much money should you bring? What kind of plug adaptor will you need? And where’s the best place to catch a match on TV? Don’t worry – it’s natural to have questions, and you can rest assured that you won’t be the first to ask. Travelling to Japan may seem daunting at first, but Japan is a very friendly and welcoming place to be a tourist, and if you’re travelling with InsideJapan Tours we’ve thought of everything to make sure your trip runs as smoothly as can be. Below our rugby experts have an ...

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  • Where to stay on Naoshima ‘art island’

    The 'art island' of Naoshima on the Seto Inland Sea is a must-visit for art lovers, particularly during the Setouchi Art Triennale. Travel consultant Natalie Collar slept soundly in two of the most unusual places to stay during the festival: the swish Benesse House and quirky Tsutsujiso yurts. But which came out top? (more…)

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  • Japan’s most Instagram-worthy cafés

    Much of the food in Japan is picture perfect - just think of those multi-course kaiseki meals and wagashi confectionery. Travel consultant Rebecca Barry went in search of the country's prettiest cafés, desserts and coffee; envy-inducing Instagram fodder for all your friends back home! (more…)

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  • Art in Japan: 6 Setouchi Triennale tips

    Only swinging around every three years, art lovers eagerly count down the days until the next Setouchi Triennale. Not least of all travel consultant Michael Trombold; after being lucky enough to visit Japan's famous art islands recently, he shares his top festival tips. (more…)

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  • Plastic free in Japan: Possibility or pipe dream?

    As the world takes notice of the overuse of plastic and the devastating impact it has on the environment, InsideJapan travel consultant, and member of our Sustainability Committee, Steven McCready made it his mission to travel as sustainably and plastic free as possible in Japan. But just how easy (or challenging) is it? (more…)

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