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  • Cycling in Japan Hida Satoyama, Takayama

    Asia is one of the greatest places on the planet to explore on two wheels. Whether that’s navigating the vast temple complexes of Burma, crossing the roads that link Japan’s historic islands, touring the rural villages and shrines of Laos and Cambodia or just meandering alongside the Mekong. We’ve created some spectacular bike trips to help visitors experience this region in the best possible way. Here is our guide to cycling Hida Satoyama in Takayama. (more…)

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  • 24 hours in Takamatsu

    Mark Fujishige left his native Hawaii in favour of his favourite place in Japan, Tottori. Although he misses clambering up the sand dunes there and soaking in the waters of Misasa Onsen, he's now based in Gifu Prefecture and leads tours all over Japan. (more…)

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  • 24 Hours in Hiroshima and Miyajima

    Hugh Cann has lived in Japan leading small group tours for 16 years, so we trust him when he says Hiroshima and neighbouring Miyajima is well worth a visit. He would rather you found more than 24 hours to spend there, but has managed to put together a varied itinerary for a perfect day with awe-inspiring island views, trademark Hiroshima snacks, elegant temples barely touched by tourists and a moving visit to the well-known memorial museum. (more…)

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  • Chicken and vegetable katsu recipe from Reiko Hashimoto

    After swapping her native Kyoto for London, Reiko set up a successful Japanese catering company. It proved so popular with diners that she opened a cookery school to share some of her secrets, before penning a book chock-full of her favourite recipes. She has just released her second book and solved our dinner dilemma with this chicken and vegetable katsu recipe. (more…)

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