Lying between the islands of Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu, this is one of the most fascinating parts of the country.
If you're visiting Tokyo and looking forward to eating well, chances are you've been told not to miss Tsukiji, the oldest and biggest fish market in the world.
Kyoto is a historical centre for traditional crafts, but a dwindling band of experts worries about the survival of Japan's exquisite arts.
Ben Groundwater and special guests Adam Liaw and Nina Karnikowski take a look at weird and wonderful Japan.
Most Westerners have experienced unexpected stardom during their travels through this continent.
I'm keen to sample Neil Perry's Business Class menu. He is sitting two rows ahead of me so it seems rude not to.
How to make the most of that dreaded 'dead time' on a short or long stay over in Asia's three leading airport hubs.
The old town is wonderful, the shopping excellent, and the city has a friendly, laid-back vibe and great street food.