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From taxi manners to no-tipping policies, Kyoto's list of don'ts is a useful reminder for any traveler.
From Kyoto with Love: What Not to Do in the City
Kyoto has partnered up with TripAdvisor to release some of the city's important dos and don'ts for travelers.
Shinchaya Inn
In the Footsteps of Samurai
Walking an ancient highway between Kyoto and Tokyo, rural rhythms mingle with echoes of a feudal past.
Mount Yotei
Niseko, On and Off the Slopes
Although famed for its powder, Japanese ski resort Niseko has character aplenty off the slopes as well.
Hotel Okura's Emerald Room
An Ode to Tokyo’s Iconic Okura
The days are numbered for this landmark hotel, where echoes of 1960s glamor have long resided.
Rice Steaming at the Hinomaru Sake Brewery
The Story of Sake in Photos
A new book provides a rare glimpse into the artisanal world of Japan’s national drink.
Yuta (shaman) like Sadae Sakae on Amami Oshima
Why Life Is Longer In The Ryukyus
With bucolic scenery and healthy food, people live to the world's oldest ages in this Japanese archipelago.
Benesse House Park
Naoshima, An Art Lover’s Paradise
With works by artistic greats, past and present, the Japanese island proves a treasure trove.
Path to Kumano Hongu Taisha
Japan’s Ancient Kumano Kodo Trail
Once a pilgrimage route for nobles, the trail is now enjoying a renewed interest from hikers.
Windsor Hotel
See Autumn Foliage in Japan
Fall is the best time to visit Japan's Lake Toya as the leaves turn fiery red and orange hues.