September 27, 2019With the 2019 Rugby World Cup happening in Japan – where 500,000 visitor arrivals are expected – attitudes are split among onsen and public bath operators nationwide over whether to accept foreigners with tattoos.
September 5, 2019By SARAH ALIA AHMAD AFFENDY
Kyoto became the capital of Japan in the year 794. It remained so until the Meiji government shifted its capital to Tokyo in 1868. For a millennia, almost everything we associate with classic Japanese culture – kimonos, tea ceremonies, temples and yes, geisha – came to its fullest refinement in...
September 4, 2019Have you ever wondered what snow looks and feels like? At Hakuba in Japan, you can fulfil all your winter fantasies. You can get to Hakuba from Tokyo from anywhere between three and five hours.
August 14, 2019Tokyo is facing a shortage of accommodation when Olympic fans pour into the Japanese capital for next year’s games so officials are looking offshore – to moored cruise ships operating as floating hotels.
July 24, 2019New sites have been added to Unesco's World Heritage List, including Jaipur City in India; Writing-on-Stone, an ancient and sacred landscape for Indigenous peoples in Canada; and the Mounded Tombs of Ancient Japan.
April 6, 2019From April 27 until May 6 this year, the Japanese are going to enjoy their longest Golden Week holiday – 10 days instead of the usual seven.
This is because Emperor Akihito, the 125th emperor of Japan, will abdicate on April 30 to make way for his son Naruhito’s accension. This will mark the start of a new era for the...
January 15, 2019Based on a combination of Airbnb search, booking and wish list growth data, Airbnb forecasts the growing interest in more off-the-beaten-path regions, cities and towns for Malaysians to explore within eight hours of flights.
January 1, 2019There is a lot you can learn about a country or destination, its history, people and culture from local cuisines. Let us know what your top food experiences from around the world are, or what you would like to try.
November 15, 2018We may not all be interested in going on a full-on dark tourism adventure, but we can always take some time off our regular holiday to check out a few places. All we need is an open mind, a willingness to learn, understand and accept, and maybe a pair of good walking shoes.