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
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.
The flight delivers on what you really want from premium economy, a comfortable seat and abundant legroom.
Japan's second-largest city waterfront is bustling, evocative and very tasty.
Taiwan's natural attractions are busy but impressive.
Royal Caribbean's billion-dollar leviathan is the most expensive ship purpose built for the Chinese market.