Category: Japan

8 of the best destinations for April and May

8 of the best destinations for April and May

There are some places where Spring is the best time of year to visit. Maybe the landscape is popping with color, maybe it’s the should seasons when few other travelers share the trails and towns. Perhaps the weather is near-ideal for being active outdoors. Sometimes it’s all of the above—a perfect triad. Whatever the reason, […]

Luxury hotels and fine dining in Tokyo

Luxury hotels and fine dining in Tokyo

‘Luxury hotels and fine dining in Tokyo’ is a snapshot of our experience in the exciting capital city of Japan, a destination that conjures up images of bustling streets, towering skyscrapers and modern, urban and futuristic design; add to this the opportunity to dine at world class restaurants and stay at award-winning hotels, then we […]

Discover the most sacred place in Japan

Discover the most sacred place in Japan

The last of the 15 countries we visited in our 10 month adventure was Japan and specifically the village of Koyasan on Mount Koya, the most sacred place in Japan. It is also remote, so after four hours of travel by subway, local trains, the wonderful bullet train, the Nankai Electric Railway, a bus and […]

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Top 5 hotels in Japan

Japan is without a shadow of doubt one our favourite destinations: from its iconic beauty and extraordinary attention-for-detail to its interesting idiosyncrasies, we always leave this wonderful country feeling inspired. It’s no secret that this striking island is home to spectacular culture, unique sites and world-class cuisine (most of which the Western mind cannot easily […]

The hidden Tokyo

The hidden Tokyo

Any visit to Tokyo is a feast for the senses. There is just so much to take in – both old and new – whether you are in the city for the first time, a regular visitor or even a resident. Such is the beauty and charm of Japan’s capital that, however well you think […]

7 luxury ski accommodations in Hakuba, Japan

7 luxury ski accommodations in Hakuba, Japan

Choosing the perfect place to stay for your ski vacation can be a difficult task, especially with so many choices at your finger tips. Hakuba – Japan’s largest ski area – has some true gems when it comes to luxurious self contained accommodations, and here to help you navigate them in no particular order are […]

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Top 6 destinations in Asia for a luxury Winter getaway

As the winter months creep into the Northern Hemisphere, the temptation to swap the chilly drizzle of the British Isles for brighter and warmer climes elsewhere is at an all-time high. Here are some of our absolute favourite spots to escape to across the globe at this time of year to get our fix of […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

19 must-see destinations in 2019

19 must-see destinations in 2019

Ever wondered what the next hot destinations are likely to be? British Airways has come up with its own predictions for the year ahead, choosing 19 must-see destinations for 2019, as determined by new routes and exciting events happening around the globe. Without further ado, here are the 19 they’re saying you should look out […]

The world's most luxurious bars

The world’s most luxurious bars

When it comes to travelling the world, whether you’re enjoying a decadent city break, relaxing on white tropical sands, or even trekking across far off lands, sometimes there’s no better way to unwind in the evening than indulging in an exquisite glass of something bubbly. To help you make the most of your evenings whilst […]

6 things to know about skiing in Japan

6 things to know about skiing in Japan

Japan is unlike any other country on the planet, and one that has carefully preserved and protected its culture, history and identity through the ages. It is therefore no surprise that skiing in Japan has it`s own nuances and unique charm. Here are a few `good to know` things about skiing in Japan. 1. Its […]

12 tips for stress-free skiing with kids

12 tips for stress-free skiing with kids

For the most part family ski holidays are enormously fun and create lifelong memories. That being said, there is always the potential for the odd meltdown or two that can leave the kids squawking in the snow and the parents wondering why they bothered. Fortunately for us, there are a few easy things that we […]

Top 5 wildlife watching holidays

Top 5 wildlife watching holidays

There is something very special about seeing animals in their natural habitat. Beautiful albeit sometimes heart-breaking, a spectacular wildlife event will afford memories that last forever. From the great migration of East Africa to spotting nature’s giants in the Indian Ocean, here’s our pick of wildlife experiences which will blow you away Wildebeest migration in […]

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12 of the best hotel interiors

As travellers today are more frequently in search of the unique and insta-worthy, ever more ravishing interiors are fast replacing the cookie-cutter ‘hotel look’ around the world. There is nothing more exciting than staying in a hotel that far exceeds expectations, capturing the ‘wow factor’ from the very first sight, and the industry is brimming […]

Luxury hotel irritations after two weeks of spending $1,000+ per night

Luxury hotel irritations after two weeks of spending $1,000+ per night

When my 60th birthday mark loomed, I decided to declare 2018 “the birthday year”, and to book an extravagant holiday for my husband and me. I had taken similarly luxurious trips (with stays at the Mandarin or Peninsula group of hotels) intermixed with hostel-type places, but that was 10 years ago. With my husband of […]

Top 5 cities that merge the old with the new

Top 5 cities that merge the old with the new

We love places where history thumps through the streets like a heartbeat, but some of the world’s greatest cities are even greater thanks to contemporary influences. Here’s our collection of our favourites that manage to perfectly marry the very old and the very, very new. Brooklyn & Manhattan, New York In the city that never […]