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

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

Best ryokan in Tokyo
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Best ryokan in Tokyo

Dine with your favourite characters at these themed eateries, from Snoopy and Pokemon to Peter Rabbit and Moomin

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

Guide to climbing Mt Fuji
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Guide to 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

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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

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

Best capsule hotels in Tokyo
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Best capsule hotels in Tokyo

A new generation of capsule hotels is reinventing the tiny-hotel industry with cool tech and hip designs. Here are Tokyo's top pods

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

30 things to do in Okinawa
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30 things to do in Okinawa

How to make the most of island life in Japan's southernmost prefecture