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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

Taiwan's first budget airline to launch maiden flight

Tiger Airways Tigerair

1:20pm | Taiwan's first budget airline Tigerair Taiwan will make its maiden flight later this month, signalling a new era for one of Asia's most popular tourist destination.

Food, wine, women: 15 reasons why France is so popular

JOLYON ATTWOOLL 10:59am | France was confirmed as the most visited country in the world this month – and by a huge margin. So why is this non-English speaking nation, with a reputation for insularity, so popular?

Tony Abbott, Barack Obama: Western leaders 'banned' from Russian airport's duty-free shop

OLIVER SMITH 9:42am | Tony Abbott and six other western leaders have been banned from a Russian airport duty-free shop.

North Korea tightens grip on SIM cards used by tourists

9:19am | North Korea is ensuring once tourists leave the country, their SIM card doesn't fall into local hands.

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