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World's best unknown hike: Japan's Kumano Kodo

World's best unknown hike: Japan's Kumano Kodo

There are a lot of steps, but trust us. It's worth it
Healing waters: The Japanese onsen experience
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Healing waters: The Japanese onsen experience

Soaking up one of Japan's best-loved traditions is a tonic for both mind and body
Forget Ginza: Osaka is Japan's real class retail act
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Forget Ginza: Osaka is Japan's real class retail act

Japan's second city ditches its grimy, industrial past and takes on the capital’s shopping havens
Kawagoe: The 'most Japanese' destination of all
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Kawagoe: The 'most Japanese' destination of all

Less than an hour from Shibuya lies the Japan of samurai movies, history books and legend
What's it like to eat at the world's best sushi bar?
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What's it like to eat at the world's best sushi bar?

Following in the footsteps of the movie smash, we dine at the high table from “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”
How to eat sushi
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How to eat sushi

With chopsticks or fingers? Wasabi or no? A double Michelin-starred Tokyo chef sets the record straight and shows us the way
Why Japanese bartenders are the world's best
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Why Japanese bartenders are the world's best

Style, sophistication and the lab tech's knack for chemistry put the shabby barkeeps in your country to shame
40 Japanese foods we can't live without
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40 Japanese foods we can't live without

Comfort foods, gourmet selections, and lots of strange textures -- here are our picks of the most delicious and iconic food items of this foodie's paradise
Wakayama

Wakayama

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From a cute cat that runs a train station to a Kumano Kodo pilgrimage, Wakayama prefecture is a fascinating part of Japan. 

Discover the beautiful, the unique and the bizarre sides of Japan in our insider series

Discover the beautiful, the unique and the bizarre sides of Japan in our insider series

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Destination Berlin

It's crowded and outdated, but Berlin's hexagon-shaped Tegel air hub has won a place in the city's heart