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Arima Onsen: the Japanese hot springs resort that’s much more than a winter spa town

One of Japan’s oldest spa towns, Arima Onsen’s mineral-rich waters are said to be excellent for alleviating muscle and joint ailments. But unlike many hot springs hotspots, Arima is wonderful to visit all year round – especially in summer.

8 May 2019 - 12:30PM

One of Japan’s oldest spa towns, Arima Onsen’s mineral-rich waters are said to be excellent for alleviating muscle and joint ailments. But unlike many hot springs hotspots, Arima is wonderful to visit all year round – especially in summer.

Arima Onsen: the Japanese hot springs resort that’s much more than a winter spa town
Incense listening in Japan: as intricate as a tea ceremony - how you can take part in a session

Incense listening dates back centuries and involves trying to identify incense by smell alone. The process is as involved as a Japanese tea ceremony and can still be enjoyed in Kyoto.

6 May 2019 - 11:47AM

Incense listening dates back centuries and involves trying to identify incense by smell alone. The process is as involved as a Japanese tea ceremony and can still be enjoyed in Kyoto.

Incense listening in Japan: as intricate as a tea ceremony - how you can take part in a session
Tips from a Tokyo street photographer: an insider’s guide to people-watching, and where to eat and drink

Lukasz Palka has spent over a decade in Tokyo working as a photography tour guide and shares his secrets on the city’s most picturesque spots – from stunning glass facades to chilled out bars to tranquil neighbourhoods.

18 Dec 2018 - 8:15PM

Lukasz Palka has spent over a decade in Tokyo working as a photography tour guide and shares his secrets on the city’s most picturesque spots – from stunning glass facades to chilled out bars to tranquil neighbourhoods.

Tips from a Tokyo street photographer: an insider’s guide to people-watching, and where to eat and drink
2020 Summer Olympics: the best Tokyo hotel and hostel deals after Airbnb crackdown

Bargains will be at a premium after early bulk bookings and a restriction on Airbnb listings that benefits Japanese hotel owners – but good deals can still be found.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

Bargains will be at a premium after early bulk bookings and a restriction on Airbnb listings that benefits Japanese hotel owners – but good deals can still be found.

2020 Summer Olympics: the best Tokyo hotel and hostel deals after Airbnb crackdown
Discover the real Tokyo after dark with new bar-hopping tour and drink like a local

Social codes, ‘locals only’ door policies and the language barrier can make the city’s nightlife somewhat intimidating for many foreigners, but a new tour is trying to break down existing barriers over a beer … or two

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Social codes, ‘locals only’ door policies and the language barrier can make the city’s nightlife somewhat intimidating for many foreigners, but a new tour is trying to break down existing barriers over a beer … or two

Discover the real Tokyo after dark with new bar-hopping tour and drink like a local
Five ways you can save money on your next Tokyo trip – on meals, drinks, attractions, a place to stay and getting about

With a bit of forward planning and insider tips, Tokyo can be almost a budget destination if you dine at chain restaurants, take the lunch set at pricier places, and stay in an Airbnb let or a guest house

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

With a bit of forward planning and insider tips, Tokyo can be almost a budget destination if you dine at chain restaurants, take the lunch set at pricier places, and stay in an Airbnb let or a guest house

Five ways you can save money on your next Tokyo trip – on meals, drinks, attractions, a place to stay and getting about