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Sapporo

Japan

Spirit of romance

He stole the secret of whisky and a wife - and his drop is among the best, writes Stephen Phelan.

Japan

One happy gang

Club Med Sahoro

If only all ski holidays could be like this, writes Anna Anderson.

Japan

Ice castles and ale

Snap frozen ... Mickey Mouse gets a brush up at the Sapporo Snow Festival.

Stephen Phelan braves the elements at Sapporo's Snow Festival before seeking shelter and a glass of beer.

Asia

Asia's wildest festivals: a feast of the East

Ati-Atihan Fiesta Parade. Kalibo, Aklan province, the Philippines. The Ati-Atihan Fiesta is the Philippines' craziest festival. Like a big fat Rio-style jamboree, Ati-Atihan serves up a riot of primal, raucous fun but is more complicated than it appears.

Nowhere celebrates like Asia. From the Philippines to Japan, David Wilson finds a festival for everyone.

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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

Asia's wildest festivals

Ati-Atihan Fiesta Parade. Kalibo, Aklan province, the Philippines. The Ati-Atihan Fiesta is the Philippines' craziest festival. Like a big fat Rio-style jamboree, Ati-Atihan serves up a riot of primal, raucous fun but is more complicated than it appears.

Nowhere celebrates like Asia, and there's a festival for everyone.

Map of Sapporo

Travel News

Ryanair launches low-budget flexible business class tickets

A Ryanair plane takes off

8:56am | European budget carrier Ryanair is offering business-class tickets in an attempt to woo business travellers during penny-pinching times.

Korean pop culture lures tourists for plastic surgery

2:43pm | In a district made famous by the song Gangnam Style - women walk down the street with bandages over their faces and around their heads.

The decline of first class as airlines add business beds

12:50pm | World's top airlines may follow in the in footsteps of Virgin Atlantic abandoning the traditional three-class seating plan.

Legroom gadget sales jump after seat recline spat on plane

11:12am | Demand is high for a gadget that blocks seats from reclining after a scuffle between two passengers forced a jet to make an unscheduled landing.

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