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Japan

Medama-oyaji, eyeball Father Character Streetlight from the Manga Anime Series GeGeGe no Kitaro in Sakaiminato, Japan.

Japan

Sakaiminato, Japan: A mania for manga

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.

Japan

Mealtime as meditation

Mousse of lily bulb

Japan's kaiseki cuisine is influencing chefs around the world, writes Leisa Tyler.

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

Teen survives stowaway flight drama

Rough around the edges ... Hawaiian Airlines.

4:27pm | The FBI says a 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.

US Supreme Court: Airline can drop annoying frequent flier

1:23pm | The US Supreme Court decided unanimously Wednesday that an airline had the right to dump a frequent flier who complained too much.

New Zealand lifts visa ban on Nigella Lawson

10:06am | Nigella Lawson has been granted special permission to work in New Zealand after being blocked from travelling to the United States for using cocaine.

Chhatrapati Shivaji International: Mumbai's new T2 airport terminal doubles as art museum

8:54am | Travellers passing through the new T2 at Mumbai Airport can enjoy a bit of art while they wait for their flight.

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