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Travel tips and guides to Tokyo's surrounds and beyond – your holiday starts here

Best library-hotels in Tokyo
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Best library-hotels in Tokyo

Fancy sleeping in a library? Here are the best library- and bookstore-hotels in the city for book lovers

Guide to Ogasawara: Tokyo's island paradise
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Guide to Ogasawara: Tokyo's island paradise

Ogasawara is technically part of Tokyo, but these remote islands are a subtropical paradise unlike anywhere else you've seen

Best day trips from Tokyo
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Best day trips from Tokyo

Escape the city chaos – the prefectures around Tokyo boast great beaches, onsen resorts, organic farming, hiking and vineyard tours

Guide to Hiroshima: Best things to do, restaurants and bars
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Guide to Hiroshima: Best things to do, restaurants and bars

After the devastating atomic bombing of World War II, Hiroshima has risen again to become a beacon of world peace, and one of Japan’s top tourist destinations

Where to get the best views of Mount Fuji
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Where to get the best views of Mount Fuji

To see Mt Fuji in all its glory, take a day trip out of Tokyo to these scenic spots in Yamanashi and Shizuoka

Useful info for travellers

Cheap transport deals for tourists in Tokyo and Japan
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Cheap transport deals for tourists in Tokyo and Japan

Flash your foreign passport and get access to a host of discounted tickets for trains, buses, metro, flights and even the shinkansen

Payment and tax-free tips
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Payment and tax-free tips

Find out why cash is still king in Japan and how you can avoid the sales tax when shopping

Where and how to withdraw and exchange money
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Where and how to withdraw and exchange money

Short on yen? Find out how to fill your wallet with local tender

How to get to and from the airport
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How to get to and from the airport

All the airport navigation tips you need when flying to or from Tokyo

Beyond Tokyo

All you need to know about climbing Mt Fuji
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All you need to know about climbing Mt Fuji

The Mt Fuji hiking season is open throughout summer, from July until early September. Here’s what you need to know to climb Japan’s most sacred mountain

Guide to Hakone: Best things to do, restaurants and bars
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Guide to Hakone: Best things to do, restaurants and bars

With spectacular mountain scenery, soothing onsen and amazing art museums, Hakone makes the perfect short getaway from Tokyo

Where to get the best views of Mount Fuji
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Where to get the best views of Mount Fuji

To see Mt Fuji in all its glory, take a day trip out of Tokyo to these scenic spots in Yamanashi and Shizuoka

Kicking back in Kanazawa
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Kicking back in Kanazawa

Embrace an oasis of tradition, beauty and food in the Hokuriku region

50 things to do in Shimane
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50 things to do in Shimane

Plan a journey far out west with our guide to this beautiful and historic region

The Kansai sake route
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The Kansai sake route

Join us on a tour of the best sake breweries in western Japan