DISCOVERING new foods. Lingering over local delicacies, served by multiple generations of one family, in the middle of the daily hustle and bustle. Eating mind-blowing meals, served on rustic formica tabletops, for next to nix. The ideal holiday hitlist has to feature fabulous food experiences.
When the tea arrives at our formica table, I'm reminded of the witches' brew in MacBeth ...
A few hours at Osaka's Spa World provide almost as much fun as can be had with your clothes off.
Want to see and taste the best of Japan without leaving Tokyo? Then head here.
Glorious views, sublime stops for sustenance and the trail named the best urban hike in all of Asia.
There are 15 surfers, aged between 8 and 16, performing yoga-like stretches on the sand. Beyond them, long sets of 4-foot waves break along the shore.
At its peak, this notorious neighbourhood was the most densely populated place on earth.
Some of the vast nation's greatest treasures are to be found in its lesser-known places.