One of the greatest travelling adventures is throwing yourself into a new culture by experiencing the local cuisine, however unusual it may seem.
Wander through streets lined with Edo-period architecture, trek to see Japanese macaques in their natural habitat and join Buddhist monks for their morning prayers on your once-in-a-lifetime trip to Japan.
It’s in the grey and gloom of January that our travel daydreams get extra vivid; you know, the ones where you can almost feel the warmth of the sun on your face and smell the tropical scents in the air.
Sake is often the spirit that comes to mind when we think of Japan, but this country has developed an impressive range of spirits and liqueurs over centuries which are totally unique to the nation.
Ah breakfast, oft lauded as the most important meal of the day, the food that wakes us up and fuels us through those first few crucial hours of the day.
From Tokyo’s Robot Restaurant to the country’s very own rabbit island, there are plenty of weird and wonderful things to do in Japan on your next holiday.
It’s that time of year when everyone stops, looks around and exclaims, ‘Woah, it’s mid-November already?!’.
Fall for the delights of Asia in autumn.