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Japanese cuisine by region-- which is best?

Japanese cuisine by region-- which is best?

Our interactive map showcases the food and tells the stories of cuisines from 10 major Japanese destinations
Sapporo Snow Festival: 199 incredible ice sculptures

Sapporo Snow Festival: 199 incredible ice sculptures

Japan's biggest winter celebration does things with snow and ice you didn't know could be done
The 8 fiery 'hells' of Beppu, Japan's hot spring capital

The 8 fiery 'hells' of Beppu, Japan's hot spring capital

Home to more than 2,500 hot springs, Beppu is the world's second largest source of thermal water after Yellowstone National Park
Niseko's best restaurants: Where to eat in the 'Aspen of the East'
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Niseko's best restaurants: Where to eat in the 'Aspen of the East'

This Japanese resort town has become a world-class winter destination with a fantastic food scene to match
The enchanting forests of Japan's 'Eden'

The enchanting forests of Japan's 'Eden'

The island of Yakushima has ancient forests and mountains that come straight out of a magical Studio Ghibli production
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

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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