Armed with lists and a stroller, Barry Divola and his wife head to Japan for 10 days, their nine-month-old in tow. Will they survive as a family unit?
Looking for respite from a sweltering summer, Hamish McDonald follows the locals and leaves the city.
Traditional ryokans are adopting Western elements to create a cool 21st-century style, writes Sybil Kapoor.
Steve McKenna shares his tips for exploring Japan's ancient capital.
From nude beaches to Buddhist monasteries The Backpacker looks back at his travel highlights for 2010.
Japan is a utopia for rail travellers, especially when it comes to cleanliness, service ... and speed.
Heading to the oldest parts of a city delivers the richest rewards, writes Kerry van der Jagt.