When the cherry blossom paints Japan pink in spring, there’s nowhere as magical as the historic former capitals Kyoto and Nara. (more…)


Matsumoto, an unassuming town in Japan’s alpine foothills, is a convenient base from which to explore some of central Honshu island’s many treasures.  (more…)

What’s On February

Relax on the grass at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl and enjoy free entertainment from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, which is celebrating 90 years of free concerts.


Nagoya is a mighty, modern metropolis but scratch beneath the high-gloss surface of one of Japan’s biggest cities and a rich yesteryear is waiting to be explored.