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  • Jaw-dropping facts from Japan

    15 jaw-dropping facts from 7 fantastic locations in Japan. Here at Inside Japan Tours, we're gearing up to launch our newest and most exciting tool - an amazing interactive map of Japan! Our map will allow you to "get beneath the surface" without ever leaving your chair, as you discover Japan's famous icons and little-known backstreets with the help of Google photo spheres. If you don't know what I'm on about, don't worry - we'll explain more later. For now, to give you a taster of what's to come, just take a look at these awesome facts from some of our favourite destinations across Japan... If you're interested in a trip to Japan, get in touch with one of our travel consultants in the UK, USA or Australia to begin planning your holiday today.

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  • Japan’s best theme parks: The definitive guide

    This post is part of our family month, during which we’re exploring the wonderful world of family travel across our destinations in Asia. To read more hints, tips and stories from our staff and customers, visit our dedicated family page. Theme parks aren’t everybody’s cup of tea, but there’s no denying that they’re a hit with the kids – and Japan has an excellent haul of weird and wonderful ones. Though many of Japan’s theme parks closed down after the country’s economic bubble burst, the biggest and best weathered the recession to remain in operation today. (more…)

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  • Itasha car culture in Akihabara

    Our Office Administrator, Matt Goldsmith, is a committed manga, anime and car enthusiast - so who better to give an introduction to the subculture of itasha!? Welcome to a world you never knew existed... (more…)

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  • Useful phrases for travelling with a baby in Japan

    This post is part of our family month - during which we're promoting all things family across our destinations in Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Burma. Today, Mark and Rie offer up a few useful phrases to have in your back pocket if you're travelling with a baby in Japan! To read more of their advice on travelling with a baby, click here. (more…)

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  • 4 reasons to visit Ise-Shima in 2016

    Occupying a peninsula to the south of Nagoya and east of Osaka, Ise-Shima National Park doesn’t usually get much attention from the international community. For Japan’s booming domestic travel market, however, it’s one of the most important destinations in the country – as it’s home to the Ise Grand Shrine, the most sacred Shinto pilgrimage site in Japan. (more…)

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