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From kimono-clad geishas singing traditional songs in Kyoto to manga-crazed teenagers whizzing around Akihabara 'Electric Town' in Tokyo, Japan is a f...
Often referred to as the “Switzerland of Central Asia”, Kyrgyzstan certainly lives up to this moniker with its soaring mountain ranges, glistening...
Closed to the outside world until the seventies, Bhutan may have opened the door to tourism, but it remains something of an enigma to modern traveller...
Mongolia is far-flung and little visited yet has much to offer, from the stunning scenery and wildlife of mountains and deserts to the emerging luxury...
It might be a small nation, but Armenia is big on character. Its 20th century history was troubled and relations with neighbouring Turkey are still fr...
Colossal, dizzying and fiercely, endlessly foreign, China is a destination not easily compared to anywhere else on the planet. Home to approximately o...
As beautiful as it is bamboozling, India is an endlessly fascinating country that challenges and surprises even the most seasoned traveller.
Laos – officially known as the Lao People's Democratic Republic – is one of the great travel frontiers; landlocked and mountainous, swamped by jun...

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Shining skyscrapers towering above stunning Shinto shrines, and flashing neon lights bathing kimono-clad women: this is Tokyo and it’s a city that t...
Buzzing, humid, exotic Bangkok is a larger than life city.
With its stunning modern architecture and glitzy department stores on display everywhere, it’s hard to miss the fact that Nagoya is one of Japan’s...
Jakarta, the sprawling, smoggy capital of Indonesia, will frustrate, entice, aggravate and beguile - few places in this part of Asia are as challengin...
Formerly called 'Formosa' (Portuguese for 'beautiful'), Taiwan is relatively small, although its population numbers almost 23 million, making it the s...
Bustling and energetic, Osaka is a thriving metropolis with a distinct commercial culture and with a regional identity that sets it apart from elsewhe...
Beijing is one of those wonderful cities that manages to combine the historic with the modern, and pull off both with aplomb.
Shanghai is the future all other Chinese cities aspire to reach. Forget creaking temples and dusty old palaces (there are plenty of them elsewhere); S...

Ski resorts

The city of Furano is located in the geographical centre of Japan's northern island of Hokkaido.
Niseko is on Japan's main northern island of Hokkaido, about 100km (62 miles) west of the island’s capital Sapporo. It is based on Mount Niseko A...
Hakuba ski resort is in the Nagano prefecture of central Japan. It is located on Honshu, Japan's largest island, about one hour from Nagano city.
Rusutsu is located in the southwestern region of Japan's most northerly island, Hokkaido.
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