Japan's kaiseki cuisine is influencing chefs around the world, writes Leisa Tyler.
Brian Johnston Kyoto is a joy to walk around and its beautifully presented streets many temples don't cost a yen.
Stephen Lacey and his son enjoy superb hospitality at a classically inspired inn.
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?
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.