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Skiing in Japan – Hakuba

It’s snowing lightly and the sun has just set behind the mountains. There is a pink glow in the sky. Catching snow flakes on...

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....

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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Shopping in Macao – 7 Fun and Quirky Stores

One of the great pleasures of Macao is that even though it’s one of the world’s major vacation destinations, it has managed to retain...