If you're after a more low-key experience, venture south to this island and its Rugby World Cup host cities.
With only 15 rooms, the small and stylish TRUNK(HOTEL) was arguably Tokyo's first 'lifestyle' hotel.
Taiwan's natural attractions are busy but impressive.
A week's walk along an ancient trail dotted with onsen, ryokan stays, hearty country fare and views of Mount Fuji.
China's Guangzhou is very much the belly of the country.
The two Koreas seem to be sidling towards peace and that means ...
The World Cup is around one corner and the Summer Olympics and Paralyampics around the next one for Tokyo.
There is an unseen world of opportunity waiting beneath your feet.