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Japan: Travel by bullet train

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Travel by hyper-efficient bullet train is a 300 km/h experience that maximizes speed without sacrificing safety.
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Kaiseki-ryori: Japanese haute cuisine

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The zenith of Japanese gastronomy is kaiseki-ryōri, whose origins stem from the imperial court and which synthesises harmony, balance and an appreciation of the moment.
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Lonely Planet's top 10 Japanese hot springs

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Hot water springs are found from one end of Japan to the other. The word for hot spring is onsen, and there are more than 3,000 of them in the country.
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Tokyo's sumo wrestling scene

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Highly ritualistic and more athletic than initial appearances may imply, sumo is a stunning, charged spectacle that you cannot miss if you are in Tokyo at tournament time.
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Tsukiji Market: Tokyo's famous seafood market

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After it has been fished from the sea and before it turns up on a sashimi platter, most of Tokyo’s seafood transits through the market where acres of fish and fish products pass hands.
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Harajuku: Tokyo's best people watching

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Visit the neighbourhood whose name has become synonymous with images of kids dressed up in outrageous fashions. It is a creative reaction against the rigidity of Japanese society.
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