Whether on a plastic stool in the street or a "flavour concentration" booth for one, eating ramen is a serious business in Fukuoka.
These are the experiences every visitor to Asia should try once. But probably only once.
A 10-day hike through mountainous forest trails beloved of monks, allows visitor to experience the traditional lifestyle of rural Japan.
This museum in a city devastated by a 1945 atomic bomb doesn't shy away from the awful truth.
Joni Waka is an identity in the Tokyo art world: an impresario, a tour guide, a director of an art foundation.
In this deeply traditional and, in many ways, very conservative country, "adult" magazine content is freely available and consumed with very little sense of secrecy or discretion.
Sometimes airlines skimp on the service on short flights. Not Cathay.
New InterContinental which cascades 16 storeys down the side of an old quarry and cost gazillions to build.