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Tokyo is an electrifying city. A seething and simmering yet surprisingly well-ordered and safe megalopolis, it is a place that seems to be permanently in flux. A hotbed of creativity, fashion, culture and cuisine, this is a city with far-reaching global influence. It’s a place where, at any one time, a million half-formed ideas are …

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This is Japan, According to Souvenirs So you’ve finally made it to Japan! It’s the trip of a lifetime, and there are so many unique things you’ll want to tell your friends and family about. They’ll be expecting gifts, too, and you’re spoilt for choice in land of the rising sun. How can you know …

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Fun and exciting amusement park

Theme parks in Asia are nothing short of magical and amazing. Not only do they feature heaps of state-of-the-art diversions and fun-filled roller-coaster rides, but they are also campy fun and offer plenty of tasty snacks, making them must-visit sites in Asia. As an added plus, these parks are filled with enthralling sights that depict …

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Osaka, Japan’s second largest city, is known for its modern, stunning architecture; vibrant, buzzing nightlife; and diverse, delectable street food. While the city is largely an economic hub and even has the moniker of “nation’s kitchen,” it doesn’t slack on beautiful, natural surroundings – just like all of Japan.  Some of the best sakura spots …

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Best days to visit Japan for cherry blossoms in 2017

Spring is almost here – and with it, so are cherry blossoms, in all their delicate, transient splendour. And when sakura bloom, all of Japan gets ready for hanami, their traditional way of welcoming spring by watching these lovely flowers as they dust the very air with their beauty. Pardon the cliché, but nothing better …

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With the receding of the harsh winter and the onset of spring, Japan takes on one of its most beautiful avatars. Dressed in the best hues of pink, the Hanami or Cherry Blossom season arrives. The delicate flowers stay in bloom for only two weeks each year but the memory of the picturesque landscapes and …

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According to Google’s Top Destination Survey done in the fourth quarter in 2016, residents of Hong Kong preferred domestic staycations over international travel during this period. The second most popular choice was Taipei. Japan alone had three cities on the list – Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto; They ranked on the 3rd, 4th, and 8th place …

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Family holidays often mean overpriced, gated resorts, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Yes, it’s true that when travelling with kids, safety and convenience come first. Yet at the same time, what’s the point of going overseas if it doesn’t help the little ones cultivate a sense of curiosity and adventure? Taipei, Taiwan …

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A new global survey by HomeAway, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1.2 million listings in more than 190 countries, reveals that almost 33% of Asian families who celebrate Christmas will be spending more than US$1,000 on travel during the festive season, compared to only 22% globally. And 20% surveyed from Singapore, Hong …

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