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Reading Japan: Top 6 books

Japan is rich in culture and teeming with intricate and fascinating traditions, which make for excellent reading. We have picked out our six favourite books about the country to prepare you for your trip. MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA by Arthur Golden A compelling tale exploring life as a geisha in mid-20th century Japan, Memoirs of more »

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Kumano Kodo

Hiking Japan’s Kumano Kodo Trail

Our Asia Specialist Pete tells us about one of the highlights of his recent trip to Japan. Having already ticked off the country’s main highlights on a previous visit, he was eager to escape the usual tourist spots and venture to a lesser-visited part of the country. Returning to Japan for the second time, I more »

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World of food

From the fresh flavours of sashimi in Japan to mouth-watering Argentinian steak, sampling the delicious and varied local cuisine is a big part of why we love travelling. Our specialists are a team of foodies, so we asked them to whittle down their top five gourmet experiences around the world to tantalise your taste buds. more »

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Japan rugby

Japan: Watch the rugby unfold

The countdown is well underway for the arrival of the rugby in Japan next year. It is time to look ahead to 2019 when one of the world’s most exciting sporting tournaments will unfold on Japanese shores. The tournament is still almost a year away, but securing match tickets ahead of time and booking accommodation early is vital more »

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