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  • Omoide Yokochō, Shinjuku. Image: Pól Ó Conghaile

    City life: Tokyo

    Delving into the suburbs on a mission to eat with the locals reveals a way of life a world away from the neon-splashed chaos at the hypermodern heart of the… Read More»

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    Japan: The ninja new wave

    Long veiled in intrigue, one of Japan’s most renowned cultural icons is undergoing a renaissance, bringing ninja history to the 21st century Read More»

  • Snow Sapporo Festival

    Hokkaido: As cold as ice

    For one week every February, the Sapporo Snow Festival on Japan’s northernmost island attracts up to two million visitors, displaying an incredible collection of sculptures carved entirely from snow and… Read More»

  • The summit of Mount Fuji. Image: Mark Stratton

    Japan: Mount Fuji madness

    Climbing Mount Fuji is more than just a bucket-list hike — it offers a fascinating insight into Japanese culture Read More»

  • Diner enjoying a ramen dish

    Eat: Tokyo

    Crispy tempura, noodles in gelatinous stock and chicken skewers with sweet teriyaki — if you know where to go, a trip to Tokyo is a treat for your taste buds Read More»

 
 

Japan

  • Omoide Yokochō, Shinjuku. Image: Pól Ó Conghaile

    Japan

    City life: Tokyo

    Delving into the suburbs on a mission to eat with the locals reveals a way of life a world away from the neon-splashed chaos at the hypermodern heart of the… Read More»

  • Snow Sapporo Festival

    Japan

    Hokkaido: As cold as ice

    For one week every February, the Sapporo Snow Festival on Japan’s northernmost island attracts up… Read More»

  • Diner enjoying a ramen dish

    Japan

    Eat: Tokyo

    Crispy tempura, noodles in gelatinous stock and chicken skewers with sweet teriyaki — if you… Read More»

  • Ikebana

    Japan

    Kyoto: Flower power

    In Japan, flower arranging is more than just the stuff of village fetes and the… Read More»

  • Tokyo Station Hotel

    Japan

    Rooms under £500: Tokyo

    Where to bed down in ultra-modern skyscraper style and comfort among the world’s priciest city… Read More»