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  • A crazy 24 hours in Tokyo

    A crazy 24 hours in Tokyo

    May 2nd, 2014Martin Zatko
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    “The city that never sleeps” is a hackneyed phrase uttered about metropolises from London to New York, but the Japanese capital of Tokyo is perhaps the finest embodiment of the cliché. To test this out, Martin Zatko and his friends decided to spend a full 24 hours finding great things to do in Tokyo: a... Read more »

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  • The world’s most impressive cityscapes

    The world’s most impressive cityscapes

    April 4th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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  • 20 alternative commutes to work

    20 alternative commutes to work

    April 4th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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  • Watching sumo wrestling in Japan

    Watching sumo wrestling in Japan

    March 6th, 2014Martin Zatko
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    People tend to laugh when I tell them that sumo wrestling is my favourite spectator sport. In its Japanese homeland it’s regarded as somewhat old-fashioned, with younger folk preferring to watch mixed martial arts. Abroad, the perception can be even worse; the generic assumption holds that it’s little more than fat blokes in nappies slapping... Read more »

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  • 10 of the world’s more unusual restaurants

    10 of the world’s more unusual restaurants

    February 17th, 2014Olivia Rawes
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  • The best places to visit in March

    The best places to visit in March

    January 7th, 2014Steve Vickers
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    Whether you fancy an Aussie music festival, a literary break in England or sake and sakura in Japan, March is an excellent month to travel. Spring breathes new life into the northern hemisphere, while riotous festivals take place everywhere from Ireland to Brazil. Here are our tips on the best places to visit in March. See... Read more »

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  • Top 9 destinations for American travelers in 2013

    Top 9 destinations for American travelers in 2013

    October 22nd, 2013Lottie Gross
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    If you’re looking for the latest travel hot-spots, check out the top picks from US readers on RoughGuides.com. From Europe to Asia, the Americas, and Australia, here are the most popular overseas destinations for US travelers: 1. Netherlands No larger than the US state of Maryland, the Netherlands is a surprisingly diverse country for its size.... Read more »

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  • Arrivals: a travel news round up (September 16)

    Arrivals: a travel news round up (September 16)

    September 16th, 2013Steve Vickers
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    Rough Guides writer Steve Vickers casts an eye over the big travel topics and unpicks the top stories of the week. Thousands apply for one-way trip to Mars More than 200,000 people have applied for the chance to help colonise Mars. Just four of the applicants will be picked for the first one-way mission being... Read more »

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  • Ten things to do in Tokyo for free

    Ten things to do in Tokyo for free

    September 9th, 2013Steve Vickers
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    With sublime sushi, soaring skyscrapers and vending machines that churn out everything from eggs to ice cream, Tokyo is the planet’s most mind-boggling metropolis. Wandering its neon-lit streets can easily eat up your time, and put serious pressure on your wallet. But as this round up of the free things to do in Tokyo shows,... Read more »

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  • 26 awe-inspiring architectural wonders

    26 awe-inspiring architectural wonders

    February 25th, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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  • The world’s most expensive cities

    The world’s most expensive cities

    February 8th, 2013Tim Chester
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    Don’t go to Japan or Australia if you’re looking after your pennies. A new poll from the Economist Intelligence Unit has placed Tokyo and Osaka as the first and second most expensive cities in the world, followed closely by Sydney, Oslo and Melbourne. Personally, I didn’t find Oslo too bad, but as a Londoner I’m... Read more »

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  • The world’s best breakfasts

    The world’s best breakfasts

    July 13th, 2012Site Editor
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    Morning habits are hard to break. You may love everything about a new country, but breakfast is often where culture shock first sets in. Staring down at your bowl, half-awake, all you can think is: how can they eat this in the morning? But breakfast in a foreign land can be one of the most... Read more »

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