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5 reasons to ski at Hakuba47 Winter Sports Park, Japan

5 reasons to ski at Hakuba47 Winter Sports Park, Japan As Japan explodes on the world map as an ultimate powder skiing destination, you may be wondering which areas to visit first and what they offer. For anyone heading to Hakuba this season, here are a few great reasons why Hakuba47 Winter Sports Park might be your pick for the day. 1. Longest season for The post 5 reasons to ski at Hakuba47 Winter Sports Park, Japan appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog. Go to Source Author: Nadine Robb Tweet

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Luxury hotels and fine dining in Tokyo

Luxury hotels and fine dining in Tokyo ‘Luxury hotels and fine dining in Tokyo’ is a snapshot of our experience in the exciting capital city of Japan, a destination that conjures up images of bustling streets, towering skyscrapers and modern, urban and futuristic design; add to this the opportunity to dine at world class restaurants and stay at award-winning hotels, then we The post Luxury hotels and fine dining in Tokyo appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog. Go to Source Author: Paul Eyers Tweet

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Discover the most sacred place in Japan

Discover the most sacred place in Japan The last of the 15 countries we visited in our 10 month adventure was Japan and specifically the village of Koyasan on Mount Koya, the most sacred place in Japan. It is also remote, so after four hours of travel by subway, local trains, the wonderful bullet train, the Nankai Electric Railway, a bus and The post Discover the most sacred place in Japan appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog. Go to Source Author: David Moore Tweet

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Top 5 hotels in Japan

Top 5 hotels in Japan Japan is without a shadow of doubt one our favourite destinations: from its iconic beauty and extraordinary attention-for-detail to its interesting idiosyncrasies, we always leave this wonderful country feeling inspired. It’s no secret that this striking island is home to spectacular culture, unique sites and world-class cuisine (most of which the Western mind cannot easily The post Top 5 hotels in Japan appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog. Go to Source Author: James Jayasundera Tweet

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The hidden Tokyo

The hidden Tokyo Any visit to Tokyo is a feast for the senses. There is just so much to take in – both old and new – whether you are in the city for the first time, a regular visitor or even a resident. Such is the beauty and charm of Japan’s capital that, however well you think The post The hidden Tokyo appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog. Go to Source Author: Paul Johnson Tweet

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7 luxury ski accommodations in Hakuba, Japan

7 luxury ski accommodations in Hakuba, Japan Choosing the perfect place to stay for your ski vacation can be a difficult task, especially with so many choices at your finger tips. Hakuba – Japan’s largest ski area – has some true gems when it comes to luxurious self contained accommodations, and here to help you navigate them in no particular order are The post 7 luxury ski accommodations in Hakuba, Japan appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog. Go to Source Author: Nadine Robb Tweet

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Japan’s first ‘dispersed’ hotel opens in Kyoto

Japan’s first ‘dispersed’ hotel opens in Kyoto Across several buildings, all a short walk from each other, Enso Ango aims to bring travellers closer to local life A quick drink at Enso Ango involves a little more effort than most hotels – the bar is in a different building from most of the bedrooms, a good 10-minute walk away. Breakfast in the hotel restaurant? That’s a five-minute stroll to another building. With five separate locations around the centre of Kyoto, Enso Ango is Japan’s first “dispersed” hotel, though scattering the rooms and amenities a few roads apart is not for lack of space: the aim is to immerse guests in the local culture. Continue reading… Go to Source Author:…

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‘There is hope here’: Fukushima turns to tourism after nuclear meltdown

‘There is hope here’: Fukushima turns to tourism after nuclear meltdown The region may forever be associated with catastrophe, but some residents want the world to know that life goes on Even now, almost eight years after a deadly earthquake and tsunami triggered a meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the disaster’s physical legacy is impossible to avoid. The shells of gutted homes stand in barren rice paddies that lay in the path of waves that killed more than 18,000 people across three prefectures in north-east Japan – including 1,600 in Fukushima – on the afternoon of 11 March 2011. Continue reading… Go to Source Author: Justin McCurry in Fukushima Tweet

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Top 6 destinations in Asia for a luxury Winter getaway

Top 6 destinations in Asia for a luxury Winter getaway As the winter months creep into the Northern Hemisphere, the temptation to swap the chilly drizzle of the British Isles for brighter and warmer climes elsewhere is at an all-time high. Here are some of our absolute favourite spots to escape to across the globe at this time of year to get our fix of The post Top 6 destinations in Asia for a luxury Winter getaway appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog. Go to Source Author: James Jayasundera Tweet

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19 must-see destinations in 2019

19 must-see destinations in 2019 Ever wondered what the next hot destinations are likely to be? British Airways has come up with its own predictions for the year ahead, choosing 19 must-see destinations for 2019, as determined by new routes and exciting events happening around the globe. Without further ado, here are the 19 they’re saying you should look out The post 19 must-see destinations in 2019 appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog. Go to Source Author: Paul Johnson Tweet

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