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Kyoto

Sashimi at Kichisen.

Japan

Mealtime as meditation

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

Japan

One day three ways: Kyoto

Kyoto

Brian Johnston Kyoto is a joy to walk around and its beautifully presented streets many temples don't cost a yen.

Japan

The Kyoto protocol

Traditions: a multicourse meal, or kaiseki, is served in a guest's room after a communal bath.

Stephen Lacey and his son enjoy superb hospitality at a classically inspired inn.

Japan

Tokyo, Kyoto and Coco

Coco

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?

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Photo galleries

The Backpacker's travel highlights 2010

From beaches to monasteries ... my best travel experiences of 2010, including the Cook Islands (pictured).

From nude beaches to Buddhist monasteries The Backpacker looks back at his travel highlights for 2010.

Speeding bullets: Japan's fast trains

Japan's bullet train, or the

Japan is a utopia for rail travellers, especially when it comes to cleanliness, service ... and speed.

Travellers Tips

Old towns

Top 10 Old Town districts: theatre of the streets

Secrets to unravel ... a young geisha girl in downtown Kyoto.

Heading to the oldest parts of a city delivers the richest rewards, writes Kerry van der Jagt.

Map of Kyoto

Travel News

Fuel pump fault causes Qantas A380 to turn back mid-flight

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GOYA DMYTRYSHCHAK 12:05pm | A Qantas flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne was forced to turn back mid-air because of a fuel pump fault.

I know this great little place: Roberta Sudbrack

NINA KARNIKOWSKI | When Roberta Sudbrack opened her self-titled restaurant in Rio, she brought to her kitchen the skills learnt from seven years' cooking at Brazil's presidential palace and her love of organic produce.

Frequent Flyer: Simon Westcott

JANE REDDY | Simon Westcott is the owner and chief executive LUXE City Guides.

Traveller letters: Thanks for the disloyalty, Qantas

An experience that reinforces last week's comment that Qantas does not care about its loyal Frequent Flyer members.

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