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Out of the Closet – a New Japan?

Out of the Closet – a New Japan?

For many LGBT travelers, a primary concern is the reception they’ll receive in a country whose culture and customs are unfamiliar to them, and Japan is no exception. Like most countries, a combination of history and religion shapes Japan’s unique relationship with gender and sexuality, but times are changing. In modern Japan, the focus is […]

Culture and Etiquette of a Travel Frontier: Understanding Japan

Culture and Etiquette of a Travel Frontier: Understanding Japan

When we close our eyes and envisage Japan, what springs to mind? The bustling Harajuku district of Tokyo? Shinto shrines and bamboo forests? Perhaps delicately prepared sushi, or the majestic outline of Mount Fuji. It is likely though, that the customs of this fascinating culture remain something of a mystery to most travelers. Japan is […]

“Tastes Like Home” – The Comfort Foods of Asia

“Tastes Like Home” – The Comfort Foods of Asia

It’s an individual choice – that dish you crave when you’ve been away from home for too long. Or the food you hanker after when you’ve had a long day, or when the weather turns colder. Comfort food, the cuisine nearest and dearest to our hearts, varies from nation to nation and even city to […]

Cycling through Japan

Cycling through Japan

One of the best ways to explore of Japan is on two wheels: hopping aboard a bicycle and pedalling your way through the gorgeous countryside, hidden gems and golden coastlines of this beautiful country. This active, family-friendly holiday lets you weave off the beaten tourist path – while allowing you to guiltlessly indulge in all […]

Five Amazing Asian Golf Courses

Five Amazing Asian Golf Courses

There are hundreds of fantastic golf courses to choose from in Asia, but we’ve picked five that we think are a little bit different, either for their location, history, or just plain quirkiness…