Category: Japan

Once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences from around the world

Once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences from around the world

Red, Amber, Green. The travel traffic light system is now firmly etched into the minds of would-be travellers. Whilst the confusion continues, tour operator Trafalgar has issued The Gold List – a curation of worldly travel experiences that you never knew existed. USA: Meet a member of Johnny Cash’s family during New Orleans Jazz Festival […]

5 best beaches on Miyako-jima, Japan

5 best beaches on Miyako-jima, Japan

Many things may spring to mind when someone says “Japan”, but it is likely that white sand beaches and turquoise waters are not among them. Best known perhaps for a richness of culture, a deep rooted history, or even as the country that offers arguably the worlds best powder skiing, its merits as a beach […]

A guide to 5 of Japan’s traditional arts and crafts

A guide to 5 of Japan’s traditional arts and crafts

Japan has a creative streak that dates back 10,000 years, to the Jomon people – the first settlers of these storied islands, and some of the world’s first potters. That streak has continued into the age of anime, chindogu, uncanny robots and idiosyncratic fashion trends… yet the old ways hold an enduring appeal. Below, we […]

5 mouth-watering destinations for foodies

5 mouth-watering destinations for foodies

Just as a picture can paint a thousand words, a plate of food can showcase a thousand years of history. It can tell the tale of intermingling cultures, the forging of pioneering trade routes, the discovery of new techniques and ingredients… all while delighting and dazzling the palate. If the way to your heart is […]

5 amazing holistic healing retreats in Asia

5 amazing holistic healing retreats in Asia

Over the last year, we’ve seen our physical and emotional selves suffer. We were isolated from family and friends, lost our health and wellness routines, and our grounding in life. As we begin to think about future travel adventures, how can we address the healing process and destress at the same time? Asia offers the […]

The best day trips from Hakuba, Japan

The best day trips from Hakuba, Japan

Though Hakuba is a well known international ski destination, and recreational mountain town in the green season, it also serves very well as a base from which to explore some of Honshu’s best destinations. In no particular order, here are five of the best day trips from Hakuba. 1. Matsumoto Castle As one of Japan’s […]

5 reasons not to write Hakuba off this spring

5 reasons not to write Hakuba off this spring

Yes, the powder days are more than likely behind us for this winter. And while you will probably not be in waist deep Hakuba powder any time soon, there are still plenty of reasons to keep the village in your sights this spring season. Here are my top 5 reasons not to write off Hakuba […]

10 beautiful and lesser-known temples of Asia

10 beautiful and lesser-known temples of Asia

When we think of beautiful temples in Asia, the Taj Mahal in India, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, or perhaps Borobudur in Java might spring to mind. Asia is full of stunning places of worship, reflecting Hinduism, Buddhism and other spiritual practices. Here, we take you on a journey of some of Asia’s lesser-known temples. Kailasa […]

5 amazing rail journeys around the world

5 amazing rail journeys around the world

A journey by rail is one of the most romantic ways to travel. And, as passionate Bradshaw’s devotee Michael Portillo will attest, it’s also a fantastic way to discover remote landscapes, communities and cultures across the globe. In the early days of the luxurious Orient Express, just a handful of train rides could claim to […]

Top 5 places in Asia to reconnect in 2021

Top 5 places in Asia to reconnect in 2021

Have you been feeling isolated and lonely in lockdown? Recent times have emphasized how important human connection is. Left with only yourself for company, have you deepened your connection with yourself or binged on the latest boxsets? As travel resumes, long-anticipated adventures await and what better way to reconnect with friends and family than a […]

21 countries to visit in 2021

21 countries to visit in 2021

Following 2020, the year of staying at home, most of us are now yearning to travel again. As we bide our time through the darker winter months while vaccines are being rolled out, more people than ever are looking forward to travelling once more, whenever that may be. With so much culture and so many […]

5 colourful destinations to brighten your day

5 colourful destinations to brighten your day

These five corners of the planet captivate with their beautiful hues, from cherry-blossom pink to jungle green. When you picture your perfect holiday destination, which colours spring to mind? Do you imagine emerald forests, azure oceans, golden sands? Colour can have such a profound impact on the character of a place and its attraction to […]

5 reasons why Hakuba, Japan is the best place for an introduction to backcountry skiing

5 reasons why Hakuba, Japan is the best place for an introduction to backcountry skiing

Since the pandemic began outdoor fitness is an industry that has boomed. Perhaps with more time and less ability to spend it on the things that we used to – such as travel – many seem to be focused on self improvement, learning new skills or picking up new hobbies. One industry that has seen […]

10 reasons to ski at Hakuba47 Winter Sports Park this winter

10 reasons to ski at Hakuba47 Winter Sports Park this winter

For those residing in Japan the prospect of travelling overseas this winter season is increasingly less likely. In the spirit of making the best out of a tough situation, let us instead focus on maximising our enjoyment within Japan and rediscovering some of the magic that is here. As Japan boasts the most ski resorts […]

New luxury treehouse resort in Okinawa, Japan

New luxury treehouse resort in Okinawa, Japan

Japan’s subtropical southern prefecture of Okinawa is set to welcome the opening of a brand new sustainable luxury eco resort in the Spring of 2021. Designed with the concept of bringing its guests closer to nature, Treeful Treehouse will offer secluded private rooms nestled amongst the jungle canopy alongside a communal Aerohouse space and activities […]

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27 things to do in Tokyo

The ultimate metropolis, Tokyo is one of the world’s most exciting and vibrant cities. High-tech modern living, urban design and cutting-edge architecture defines the world’s largest city. But dig a little deeper below the contemporary veneer and you will find age-old temples, shrines and stone lanterns tucked amongst outlandish, cartoonish creations and the neon-lit nightlife. […]