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Tokyo: No Place I Would Rather Be

An 18th birthday is a great occasion for a trip to Tokyo.

Japan's 11 Most Gorgeous Drone Videos

Think you can handle watching these drone-shot videos and not be compelled to visit Japan? Just try!

Japan’s Top 20 Three-Star Michelin Spots

Japan is one of the best travel destinations on the planet. Here’s why.

10 Cool Things to Do in Tokyo

From rabbit cafés to sumo tournaments and everything in between, these are the top recommendations from Veltra's adventurous staff to make the most of your trip to Japan's capital!

10 Things That Might Surprise You in Japan

To avoid getting culture shock, read up on these 10 quick travel tips before your first trip to the land of the rising sun.

Eat the Future with Automated Sushi

While conveyor belt sushi restaurants are also quite common in the West, Japan has brought this kind of eatery to the next level—with automated sushi!

Kyoto's Top 3 'Kyozushi' Restaurants

Landlocked Kyoto has its own take on sushi that's well worth checking out.

The 5 Best Michelin-Starred Spots in Okinawa

Michelin's Green Guides rate local attractions other than restaurants and hotels, which are covered in its Red Guides. Take a look at what the Michelin Green Guide has to say about beautiful Okinawa!

Useful Japanese Toilet Expressions

It's best to know enough of the local language to navigate to the nearest lavatory!

Take a 3-Star Hike Up Mount Takao

Mount Takao is a 599-meter (1,965-ft) mountain in western Tokyo that has received a three-star rating from the Michelin Guide.

The Ninja Guide to Japanese-Style Toilets

The secret to ninja stealth may lie in the daily need to squat.

20 Best Airport Resturants in Japan

Before you have to hop on your plane, stop by one of these 20 restaurants to fill up on Japanese cuisine!

Visit 3-Michelin-Starred Gokayama

Take the new Hokuriku Shinkansen to visit the splendidly preserved, Michelin three-starred Gokayama village in Toyama Prefecture. If you want to get away from it all and be surrounded by nature and heritage, Gokayama is for you.

7 Steps to Kaitenzushi

Your guide for how to eat at a Japanese favorite: the cheap, revolving sushi restaurant.

The 4 Keys to Japanese Greetings

A few common greetings will help break the ice with your Japanese counterparts.

Take a 2-Hour Lesson in Japanese Cuisine

Ayuko Akiyama’s Buddha Bellies cooking class offers hands-on courses in Japanese cuisine—including advanced courses in cutting sushi and sashimi.

10 Michelin-Starred Lunch Spots in Kansai

At lunch time, hot Michelin restaurants can be within the reach of even a more modest budget!

A Complete Sushi Guide in One Picture

Don't know what to order? Refer to this handy and informative pictograph!

How to Enjoy Sushi 'the Japanese Way'?

We're not sure exactly what that "the Japanese way" is, but this infographic will walk you through all the steps of dining in a high-end sushiya with confidence!

How to Navigate Japan With Just One Word

When people travel to a foreign country, they tend to try to pick up a few key phrases before they go: how to say hello, how to ask for the bill at a restaurant and so on. You can do that for Japan as well, but the truth is, you actually don’t need to.

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