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    Eat: Tokyo

    Crispy tempura, noodles in gelatinous stock and chicken skewers with sweet teriyaki — if you know where to go, a trip to Tokyo is a treat for your taste buds Read More»

  • Shinjuku crossing. Image: Getty

    Japan: No place like homestays

    The best way to discover the similarities — and differences — in a new destination is on a homestay. And in Tokyo, negotiating Japanese culture can be made easy with… Read More»

  • Ikebana

    Kyoto: Flower power

    In Japan, flower arranging is more than just the stuff of village fetes and the WI, it’s an art form in its own right Read More»

  • Cup Noodle

    Yokohama: Edible history

    For a taste of modern Japanese culture, head for the Cup Noodles Museum and dish up your own chicken ramen Read More»

  • Tokyo Station Hotel

    Rooms under £500: Tokyo

    Where to bed down in ultra-modern skyscraper style and comfort among the world’s priciest city hotels Read More»