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Japan

Patrons enjoying Friday night at Ton Ton Yakitori bar, Ginza.

Japan

Weird theme bars in Tokyo: The robot and the Barbie doll

Steve McKenna I have spent the evening hopping around Tokyo's weird and wacky theme bars.

Japan

Japan: Harvesting perfection

Jamie Lafferty Oysters may now be given a helping hand to create pearls, but nature and luck still play a part, writes Jamie Lafferty.

Worldwide

Fifty things we love about travel right now

A vintage caravan in Palm Springs, California.

Edited by Sarah Maguire From retro caravans to saving the rhinos, here's what we love about travel right now.

Tripologist

The Tripologist: We seen a lot of Asia, where to next?

Japan

Michael Gebicki I suggest Japan because no matter how much you've travelled, Japan is an eye-opener.

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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.

Unique and eccentric: Tokyo street fashion

Shoppers walk along Takeshita Street in Harajuku on May 25, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan. Fashion

Tokyo's teenagers are known for dressing in unusual outfits, with styles such as gothic, cyberpunk and 'Lolita' among the most popular.

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Travellers Tips

Tripologist

Tripologist: How do flight crews beat jet lag?

Flight attendant jet lag

Tripologist If you cross more than four time zones you can expect to feel some effects of jet lag, but if you're smart, you can lessen its effects and duration.

Tips

World's most expensive cities not so bad ... if you're Australian

Statue of Liberty

The cities renowned as the world's most expensive aren't so expensive any more - as long as you have the benefit of coming from Australia, writes Tim Richards.

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Travel News

Phuket's beach bars, restaurants evicted in clean-up

Phuket's beach restaurants are being evicted.

DONNA DEMAIO 12:37pm | Scores of beach restaurants and clubs disappearing under new rules from military junta.

Passengers rage as child 'defecates in plane seat': report

KYLIE MCLAUGHLIN 1:14pm | The etiquette of some Chinese travellers overseas has again come under fire after a family allegedly allowed their child to defecate on the seat of a Delta Airlines flight from Beijing to Detroit.

Magaluf bar crawl shut down in wake of viral sex video

NATALIE PARIS 10:34am | A club night notorious for encouraging drunken sex acts among tourists in Magaluf has been ordered to close down for 12 months.

Hilton hotels to replace room keys with guests' smartphones

10:16am | Hilton Worldwide hotel guests will soon be able to use their smartphones to select specific rooms, make special requests, check in and out, and even unlock their room doors.

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