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Japan

No prizes for guessing the world's best city for cyclists.

The Backpacker

The world's top 10 best cities for cycling

The Backpacker It’s doesn't include Sydney, obviously, despite its new cycle lane. Nor Melbourne, despite its handy lack of hills.

Japan

Sakaiminato, Japan: A mania for manga

Sakaiminato, Japan .

Sarah Maguire Sarah Maguire is drawn to a small port in touch with its inner child.

Hotels

Six of the best: High-rise hotels

Ute Junker Marina Bay Sands is a textbook illustration of the notion bigger is better.

Global

Gone tomorrow: the places you need to visit, right now

Dead sea

From the Galapagos to the Great Barrier Reef, there are some destinations you can't keep putting off for a visit, writes Michael Gebicki.

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Special features

Japan

Cool, bold and exclusive

Tokyo, Akihabara, two girls in Cosplay.

Shopping in Tokyo is not just retail therapy, it's a feast for the senses through displays of cutting-edge art and design, writes Misha Janette.

Japan

A year of celebration

Crowd pleasers ...  dancers at the Gujo Odori  Festival.

The Japanese have a festival for every season. Maria Visconti dons her dancing geta and joins the fun.

Photo galleries

Photos

The most beautiful spots in the world to watch the sun

Samoa item. AJYB5J Western Samoa, View of coast with fisherman at sunset. CREDIT ALAMY

Traveller writers reveal memorable locations to experience the beauty of the world in half-light.

Japan

Mount Fuji given World Heritage status

traditional ceremonies take place as climbers flock to Japan's Mount Fuji for the opening of climbing season. The Japanese icon was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in June.

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Travellers Tips

Tripologist

A stopover to soak up some Japanese culture

Hoshi Onsen

Tripologist The Japanese were enjoying the soothing effects of communal soaking many centuries before it occurred to Californians.

Tripologist

Tripologist: Ticking the boxes in Thailand

Thailand, Krabi Province, Ko Pee Pee, Phi Phi Le Ao

Tripologist After Phuket, wee want somewhere warm and relaxing with great food.

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Travel News

Royal visit means big bucks for tourism

Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, pose in front of Uluru.

NINA KARNIKOWSKI 1:06pm | As the royal trio and their entourage prepare to head home, Australian tourism operators are reveling in the influx of enquiries and bookings that have resulted from the visit, which is expected to lead to tens of millions in tourist spending.

Number of Gallipoli pilgrims plummets

TONY WRIGHT 12:41pm | Fewer travellers have made the Anzac Day trek to Gallipoli than at any time in the last 14 years.

Dubai: Two French base jumpers break world record with Burj Khalifa leap

ANNIE DANG 3:31pm | Base jumpers break world record after spectacular leap from world's tallest building.

Brisbane petrol prices to settle for long weekend

MARISSA CALLIGEROS 24 Apr | There is likely to be some relief for motorists this long weekend following an Easter of high petrol prices.

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