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Heavy school holiday traffic is expected from Friday 23 September. Plan your journey to the airport.
Shuzenji: Hot Spring Ryokan
Madeleine Stratton slips into the simple, austere style of luxury that is what traditional, high-end Japanese guesthouses are all about. That, and the extraordinary food.
Tokyo Far East
Move over New York and Paris. A raft of new five star hotels points the way to the hip and happening cities of Asia including Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai.
Suigo: Instant Antiquity
Travellers who want to immerse themselves in the serene timelessness of classical Japan, but are in too much of a hurry, should spend a day in Suigo. Timothy Morrell discovered tranquil cedar forests, ancient shrines and a pocket of surviving Edo period townscape 40 minutes from Narita Airport.
Niseko: Summer Snow
There are certain things that shouldn’t be overlooked when a family plans a ski holiday. Lucy Jones picks five northern hemisphere ski resorts that tick all the boxes for Australian families on summer school holidays.
Kyoto: Guardian Of Ancient Traditions
Kyoto’s pre- world war II buildings still stand tall and geisha continue to roam the streets of this city that proudly guards Japan’s ancient traditions, writes Sarah Han.