Japan

Japan: Traditions, History And Modernity All In One

Japan: Traditions, History And Modernity All In One

PEAK HOUR, 7AM, AND THE SUBWAY station was a seething mass of commuters. People from all walks of life seem …

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Todai-ji Temple – Nara, Japan

Todai-ji Temple – Nara, Japan

There are many reasons to visit the impressive Todai-ji Temple in Nara, but its sheer size must be the main …

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Tosho-gu Shrine – Nikko, Japan

Tosho-gu Shrine – Nikko, Japan

Nikko was a renowned Buddhist-Shinto religious center, and the warlord Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542-1616) chose this area as the site for …

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A Guide To Having Fun In Tokyo

A Guide To Having Fun In Tokyo

The lunchtime queue snakes out the door at Nakajima, a traditional restaurant in Tokyo’s ever-bustling Shinjuku district. The Japanese capital …

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Exploring Japan’s Brand New Culture

Exploring Japan’s Brand New Culture

Has your journey through Japan had a lasting impact on you? Yes, huge. I’d been to Japan before and could …

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OKINAWA ISLANDS, JAPAN

OKINAWA ISLANDS, JAPAN

The Philippines is so 2012. And dangerous again. Head here – where the landscape is tropical and the food fresh, …

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Minamishima, Melbourne

Minamishima, Melbourne

Flair and fresh produce are why we’re repeat guests at this, Melbourne’s best Japanese dining experience. Set down a Richmond …

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Keeping Pace with Tokyo

Keeping Pace with Tokyo

Tetsuro Koyano’s great-grandfather was a renowned sword master. Five years ago Koyano decided to turn emotion and passion into reality …

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Hokkaido: Japan’s Oasis Of White Beauty

Hokkaido: Japan’s Oasis Of White Beauty

Hello Kitty rushed through the crowd, waving as she went. A 2m-tall fox posed for photos with a group of …

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Nagoya: The Best Place For A Japanese Adventure

Nagoya: The Best Place For A Japanese Adventure

  Before you arrive – Don’t feel bad if you’ve not heard of Nagoya. Many people haven’t – unless they’re …

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