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9 08, 2017

Shikoku 88 Pilgrimage self-guided walking 10 days in Tokushima, Kagawa and Ehime | from A$2795

The trail towards enlightenment Highlights Village to village walking on the loveliest parts of the old Nakasendo Trail Bathe in the thermal waters at a hot-spring Ryokan Hike country trails and quiet rural roads, with some gentle ascents and descents Visit the exquisitely-preserved villages of Magome, Tsumago and Narai Walking over [...]

9 08, 2017

Shoguns and Samurai | 14 days | from A$6030

A scenic journey through Japan's cultural highlights Highlights Explore Tokyo on a guided walking tour and visit Nihombashi - the 'centre of Japan' Visit the well-preserved villages of Tsumago and Magome Visit Japan's old imperial capitals - Kyoto and Nara Stay at a hot-spring ryokan, bathe in natural thermal waters and see [...]

8 08, 2017

Ancient Capitals self-guided walking 5 days | from A$1540

Explore the historic and culturally significant hiking trails of lesser-known Kansai Highlights Walking along the historic Yamanobe-no-michi and Yagyu Kaido trails near Nara Relax in a friendly family homestay or a traditional Minshuku guesthouse for two nights in Asuka-mura Stay in a lovely Machiya townhouse or enjoy the fine bathing an Onsen hot-spring Ryokan in Nara [...]

2 08, 2017

Japan with kids: Best things to do in Tokyo and beyond for families

Elissa Hunt | Escape It’s easy to write off Japan as place to take the kids if you don’t speak the language and are worried they might not like the food. But you’ll be missing out on one of the great family holiday destinations - it’s crazy fun, culturally cool and a safe, easy-to-get-around country with so much for kids [...]

2 08, 2017

Narita Airport to Introduce Self-Service Baggage Drop Machines

Set to be introduced on Thursday, the baggage machines, along with self-check-in devices, are expected to help shorten the average check-in and baggage drop-off time from some 20 minutes to 2–3 minutes. The first-ever introduction of the automatic baggage drop system for international flight passengers at a Japanese airport comes in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. [...]