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Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, sits off the mainland on an island in the Persian (Arabian) Gulf. Its focus on oil exports and commerce is reflected by the skyline’s modern towers and shopping mega centers such as Abu Dhabi and Marina... Read more

Kōyasan

Kōyasan, also known as Mount Koya, and its surrounds, is a delightful destination to delve into the ancient culture of Japan, and a marvelous UNESCO World Heritage site. Mount Koya is Japan’s most sacred mountain as it is the center of Shingon Buddhism, an important... Read more

Okayama

Okayama provides you with beauty and grace during your tour of Japan. As the capital of Okayama Prefecture, this town became a significant regional power during the Edo Period of the 17th and 18th century, when the Japanese were being ruled by the Tokugawa shogunate... Read more

Miyajima

Miyajima is a small sacred island tucked away in the Island Sea. This has been a holy place of Shintoism, one of the earliest Japanese faiths. For centuries, mere ‘commoner’s were forbidden to come to the island, and even today it is said no one... Read more

Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a fascinating fusion of the East and the West, combining the mystery of the Orient with the avant-garde vibe of the West. Its dramatic, jagged skyline, best seen from Victoria Peak or the harbor, is accentuated by the daily Symphony of Lights... Read more

Hiroshima

Hiroshima evokes powerful images and emotions attached to its war-torn past. Yet today, Hiroshima has emerged as a symbol of peace, beauty, and hope, and is a friendly, global city, with modern infrastructure, tree-lined avenues and rivers. A fair share of signature ferroconcrete, neon and... Read more

Karuizawa

Karuizawa is a classy resort town, an hour away from Tokyo by the bullet train. You can take your pick among several chic vacation houses and luxury hotels for a relaxed stay. Located at the foot of an active volcano, Mount Asama, Karuizawa enjoys pleasant... Read more

Nagano

Nagano is the capital city of Nagano Prefecture, and is a treasure trove of nature, history and culture. Surrounded on all four sides by tall mountains, it is also referred to as ‘The Roof of Japan.’ Breathtaking mountains make Nagano a hiker’s delight. Having hosted the... Read more

Shirakawa-gō

Shirakawa-gō is nestled in the remote mountains of Gifu Prefecture. With Shogawa River Valley as its immediate neighbor, this historic region has several points of interests. Being a UNESCO World Heritage site makes Shirakawa-gō especially alluring if you wish to delve into Japan’s ancient culture. Dotted with 250-year old traditional gassho-zukuri... Read more

Takayama

Located in the heart of the Japanese Alps, Takayama is an excellent option for those seeking a countryside jaunt. Commonly referred to as Hida-Takayama, you will find several opportunities to appreciate the cultural legacy of Japan. The city’s ‘old town’ is well preserved and is frequented by history... Read more

Osaka

Osaka is third largest city of Japan and has been the home of traders and merchants. It is also well-known for Japan’s oldest temple, the Shinto Sumiyoshi-taisha, and the majestic 16th century Osaka Castle. A lovely river runs through this colorful city, lending it life and distinct character.... Read more

Kanazawa

Kanazawa is perhaps best known for its 17th century castle garden Kenroku-en. It is equally well known as the neighbor of the quintessential Japanese feudal fortress, Kanazawa Castle. A serious rival of Kyoto, this historical outlier has only recently re-emerged on the intrepid traveler’s map,... Read more

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