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A walk back in time along the Nakasendo Highway

Japan, also known as the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’, is known for many things, from mouth-watering sushi, intriguing teahouses and lightning speed trains to ultra modern cities, ancient ryokans and extraordinary temples. Yet, it is Japan’s fantastic hiking that has caught our attention. Head of Asia Product, Kate, steps back in time on one more »

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Beat the heat

As much as we’re loving the hot weather that has taken hold of the UK, we can’t help but find ourselves dreaming of somewhere a little cooler. While office air-con units across the country struggle to combat these remarkable temperatures day after day, some of the coldest spots on the planet begin to seem quite more »

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Japan in pictures

Seamlessly blending past and present (and even future, with its innovative use of technology), Japan can feel both comfortably familiar and endlessly surprising at the same time. It is this ‘surprise’ element that makes it all the more captivating for photographers – amateur or otherwise. Stepping out in search of one of the beautiful temples more »

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City life: 10 amazing photos of Asian cities

Often when we think of photography we picture amazing wildlife shots and epic landscapes, but cities provide so many great photo opportunities too, with the chance to capture intricate architecture and locals going about their daily lives. We’ve collected together some of the best photos of our favourite Asian cities to inspire your next holiday. more »

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Getting around Japan

Japan: The Land of the Rising Sun, a stratovolcanic archipelago of 6,852 islands in the Pacific Ocean which defies the imagination. Few places on the planet provide such an intricate blend of East and West, and fewer blend the past, present and future so seamlessly. From Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, tea ceremonies, sumo tournaments, and more »

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