Think small and look for small delights in big cities, writes Lance Richardson .
Japan's Seven Stars sleeper train takes luxury on wheels to new heights, writes Jamie Lafferty.
The Backpacker Where else will you find a restaurant with robot warriors and girls in gold bikinis?
Our writers spend their year going places. In 2013 these were their most memorable experiences.
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.
The Japanese have a festival for every season. Maria Visconti dons her dancing geta and joins the fun.
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.
Cherry blossoms in full bloom in Tokyo. Tokyo's cherry blossom trees were in full bloom on March 22, Japan's weather agency said, marking the second earliest blossoming in the capital on record.