Japan's kaiseki cuisine is influencing chefs around the world, writes Leisa Tyler.
The Backpacker It’s doesn't include Sydney, obviously, despite its new cycle lane. Nor Melbourne, despite its handy lack of hills.
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.
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.