Arashiyama Monkey Park | The Japanese Snow Monkey in May

If you're planning a trip to Japan to see the snow monkeys, you're probably picturing them in winter. Seeing those blessed little Japanese macaques sitting in...

Tsukiji Fish Market Tokyo | Tokyo Market

Visiting a fish market may not exactly be on your bucket list, but trust me, if you are in Tokyo, this is a MUST see!...

Japan Toilet Tips | Pictures of Toilets

Why would anyone feel the need to write about toilets? Well, when in a foreign country and you get the sudden urge to go,...

Green tea from Japan | Matcha Madness

Japan has had a revolution in the last 30 years. Technological, you may think? Banking and finance, others may suggest? No. In fact, neither. Yes....

5 best places to visit in Japan in winter

Thinking of visiting Japan in winter? Well, I can tell you that winter in Japan is like a fairytale with snow-covered slopes. If you're...

New Aman Resort in Japan | Amanemu

There's a new Aman Resort in Japan's Ise Shima National Park. The hot springs resort is on the shores of Ago Bay and is...

Japanese Islands – Shikoku

Shikoku? Haven’t heard of it? There’s an old travel cliché: same, same but different. You could apply it truthfully to Shikoku. Though Japan is overwhelmingly...

Aman Tokyo review

It is a big call for any architectural firm to design an urban retreat in the middle of a metropolis such as Tokyo but...

Kyoto – how to visit like a local

If you ever fantasised about experiencing Japanese life like a local, there is an alternative to staying in a hotel, both in Kyoto and...

Japan travel – Takayama

Honjin Hiranoya takes my breath away the moment I step into the wide-open expanse of the fresh smelling tatami reception area. This is no...


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The Mansion Baliwood

Ubud, upcountry Bali. Everyone knows where it is but no one’s quite sure these days of what it’s all about. Traditional Bali? New Age...