This iconic hilltop castle, dating back four centuries to the Edo Period, lies 60 miles west of Kyoto in Himeji, Hyōgo Prefecture. It is the largest castle in modern Japan and also known as the ‘White Heron Castle’ because of its stunning white façade. You may also recognise it from the 1967 James Bond film, […]
Have you been given the wanderlust by Joanna Lumley’s Unseen adventures currently showing on ITV? We know just how you feel. Joanna is the perfect travel companion to explore the far flung corners of the world. Her curiosity is infectious, her enthusiasm unbridled and she shows us that the destinations we thought were outside of […]
So you’ve set your heart on exploring Japan but where to start? With one of the world’s best rail networks, hopping between Japan’s incredible cities is quick and carefree but where should you visit to make sure you hit all of the country’s highlights? Japan’s cities are a study in contrasts; ancient history and futuristic […]
From the majestic waters of the Fuji Five Lakes, to Snow Monkeys in Takayama – Japan offers the opportunity to appreciate her quietly beautiful natural secrets.
If you’re thinking of travelling solo and joining a group tour, here are some of the brilliant experiences we include which will help to break the ice with your fellow explorers!
If you are looking for the lowdown on what makes Japan so special, who better to talk to than someone who was born and raised there? We talk to our Graphic Designer Kimi Nakanishi for the inside scoop.
Discover the land of the Rising Sun without ever leaving your living room. Our top viewing and reading picks for Japan.
Japan is a photographer’s dream. With intricate temples, exquisite traditional clothing and of course, the cherry blossom, it’s the perfect place to capture some truly spectacular photos.