Explore the beauty of Japan with Singapore Airlines
At first glance, Osaka seems to stand in the shadow of Tokyo. But this city of almost three million has its own spirited character that provides rich dividends for the traveller who takes the time to discover it. Nicknamed the “nation’s kitchen” during the Edo period as it was the centre of the rice trade, Osaka’s culinary landscape is so rich that its citizens have coined the expression kuidaore: to eat oneself bankrupt.
Fukuoka is bursting with activity, and yet also laid back. Ultimately, this means that you can enjoy the best of both worlds – urban exploring in the vibrant city centre, and relaxing in the tranquil parks and on the waterfront. Fukuoka is Japan's 6th largest city and the largest on Kyushu Island. Food is a big deal here and the region is renowned for its culinary tradition.
Nagoya is also one of the country’s major ports as well as a manufacturing powerhouse. But despite sounding like a giant factory for the country, Nagoya has plenty to offer foreign visitors. There is a wealth of museums, ancient temples, diverse cuisine, cultural attractions and as much shopping as you can handle
Ancient rituals take place alongside ultra-modern architecture, kimono-clad locals walk the chic boulevards in Ginza, and dining ranges from street-cheap ramen to the biggest collection of Michelin-star restaurants in the world. For decades the Japanese capital has been the touch-point for the technological here and now, but for visitors it’s also a modern city whose historic legacy is never far from the glossy surface.