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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

Why some flights are safer than others

Delta Air Lines jet OK

4:45pm | Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe step aboard an plane. But not all flights are equally safe.

Helsinki airport introduces world's first passenger tracking system

1:38pm | Helsinki's airport will be the world's first to track passengers in real-time from parking lot to takeoff, but the plan has been criticised by civil liberty groups.

Two new hotels at Brisbane Airport

CAMERON ATFIELD 4:10pm | Pullman and Ibis hotels to be built by November at cost of $150m.

Boozy with bad diets but foreigners love the British, study says

12:32pm | Despite a passion for binge-drinking and lousy food, Britain was named the second most attractive country along with Australia, according to a survey.

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