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Welcome to the all new Happy Jappy

Happy Jappy is the Japan Travel Guide that makes travelling in Japan easy. Our relanched site features all new sections on Yokohama, Kobe and Nara plus revised and expanded content across the entire Happy Jappy site.
If you are looking to visit Japan or are just interested in how amazing this country is, we recommend you check out our city guides below.

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major cities



Tokyo is one of the busiest cities in the world, its streets seem filled every minute of the day or night. No visit to Japan should go without a visit to Tokyo.

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Being only 20 minutes train travel from Tokyo, the sea port of Yokohama is a must for any tourist with its huge China Town and watefront precincts.

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Osaka is the third largest city in Japan and while it was once known as the capital of Japan, today it is informally known as the cuisine capital of Japan.

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Traditionally a manufacturing city, Nagoya is known as the Detroit of Japan but the city has so much more and has plenty of culture and attractions for the visitor.

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Best known for 1972 winter Olympics, the Sapporo Snow festival and Sapporo beer, Sapporo is the capital of Hokkaido Island, which sits just north of the main island of Honshu.

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Kobe is a cosmopolitan port city around 30 minutes south of Osaka. The sixth largest city in Japan Kobe is probably best known for the 1995 Kobe Earthquake and Kobe Beef.

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Hiroshima is an amazing place despite it`s wartime destruction. Today the city is one of Japan`s most tranquil and beautiful. With a wealth of moving sites and cutural attractions.

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When Nara was the capital of Japan from 710 to 784 it was called Heijokyo, a city that was considered the cradle of Japanese culture and home to some of Buddhism`s finest temples.

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japanese life
customs Customs & Etiquette

Once very isolated, Japan has developed a range of unique customs and traditions that still continue to today.

food Food & Drink

Japanese Cusine is more that just sushi and raw fish, Japanese cusine has a wide variety of dishes presenting all sorts of tasty flavors.

train Getting Around

Getting around Japan is fortunately pretty easy, with 127 million people living on this small island nation Japan`s government has put in one of the best public transport systems in the world.

offbeat The Offbeat

Some of Japan`s culture is very alien to the visitor but much of it is so much fun and makes Japan such a unique holiday destination like no other.

travel Travel Tips

Traveling to an unfamiliar country when don't know the language can be daunting, we help make your experience fun and rewarding with some great tips.

shopping What to Buy

Anyone who loves shopping will love visiting Japan. There are so many different products to choose from that you won`t find at home.