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For many travellers, the allure of Japan lies in the unique way that the country melds together the past, present and, in some cases, the future into a complex cultural tapestry where everything seems simultaneously traditional and progressive. Human habitation in Japan stretches back to around 30,000BC and in that time, war, religion, hardship, nature, politics and of course people have helped to shape a landscape and national identity that is unlike any other in the world.
If you’re researching a trip to Japan, then you’ve probably read plenty about the tranquil parks and shrines of Kyoto, and the neon exuberance of Tokyo, but there’s more to the beauty of Japan than its capital cities. This week, we explore the beauty of four lesser known cities and towns that you can visit using the Japan Rail Pass.
Autumn in Japan sees the leaves of maple and ginkgo trees across the country turn stunning hues of red, gold, and orange, making this time of year just as popular with travellers as the cherry blossom season.
If you’re planning an adventure across Japan, there are a few essentials you will want to bring along: your camera, some comfortable slip on shoes, a packable rain jacket, and, of course, a JR Pass.
UPDATED: 6th December 2017
Few cities mix tradition with cutting-edge innovation like Tokyo. Discover the weird things to do in Tokyo, fascinating cuisine & sights to see before you go.