Koyasan is one of the World Heritage Sites on the Kii Mountain Range of Japan. For the pilgrims a thousand years ago, it was a welcome sanctuary.
The Tomioka Silk Mill was critical to Japan’s entry into the world of globalisation and modernisation. So why hasn’t it been recognised internationally?
You’ll see a lot of pachinko parlours in Japan but it’s a confusing game for outsiders. For the Japanese economy, though, it’s a huge earner!
Japan has a reputation for being a very expensive country to travel in. It certainly costs more than most of Asia, but how bad is it really?
Just a couple of days in Singapore is not nearly enough time to explore this fascinating city. But it is long enough to realise you want to come back!
Getting robbed while travelling is something you hope doesn’t happen but you’re always half expecting. But this tale certainly didn’t end how I imagined!
Imagine an entire museum dedicated to a type of noodles. If that sounds a bit weird, don’t forget that this is Japan!
An enormous robot statue stands over this Japanese city, as if protecting it from something. But perhaps it has already saved the day!
The ancestral home of the Prussian Kings has not been a residence for centuries. But it’s a beautiful reminder of the family who once controlled Germany.