This Japanese town famous for its beautiful glass-making is an ideal day trip from Sapporo.
The 2019 Setouchi Triennale is on track to be the most successful yet.
It has great rail connections and is low-stress compared to London Heathrow.
Hot springs, towering skyscapers, one of the world's most visited museums and dancing in the streets to name just a few.
With only four international flights listed, could this be one of the least stressful airport experiences?
In 1995, a modest 3.3 million travellers went to Japan. That year it was the 34th most visited country on the planet.
The Japanese are a polite, welcoming and accommodating people – however, a little cultural understanding will go a long way.
The flight: Hong Kong to Ulaan Bataar, Mongolian Airlines economy