48 Hours

City Breaks: Japan

Whether you’re just passing through or making a weekend of it, we give you the 48-hour lowdown on cities across the globe. What to see, what to do, what not to miss...

  • Osaka

    Osaka Asia, Japan

    Travel Time

    13hrs 30mins

    Blending bustling modern streets with traditional culture, the food and finance capital of Japan more than lives up to its name as the ‘nation’s kitchen’, says James Williams
  • Sapporo

    Sapporo Asia, Japan

    Travel Time

    16hrs 10mins

    Beautiful spring cherry blossom, bustling ramen joints and world-class whiskies make the main city of Japan’s Hokkaido island worth the trip up north, says Michael Booth.
  • Tokyo

    Tokyo Asia, Japan

    Travel Time

    12hrs 10mins

    Temples and towers, shopping and sushi – Japan’s bright, busy capital can be overwhelming, but Camilla Sanders finds its eclectic culture means plenty of choice.

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