Japan’s Temples and Shrines – A Brief Guide

Temples and shrines, shrines and temples. It is impossible to wander a neighbourhood in Japan without passing at least one temple or shrine. They are some of the most peaceful locations you’re likely to find. There are around 100,000 Shinto shrines and 80,000 Buddhism temples throughout Japan where locals visit and pray. They are also very popular […]

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Asia Bucket List: 11 Ultimate Alternatives in Asia

Do you feel like you’ve “done” Asia? We know all the usual suspects when it comes to bucket lists (think – Great Wall, Taj Mahal, Angkor Wat, Mt Fuji) – but what are some Asia bucket list experiences that are perhaps not as mainstream, or that you may not have considered? Have you ever said […]

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Cherry Blossom Fever in Japan (And Why You Want to Catch It)

As the snow melts and spring makes its warmer presence felt in Japan, the cherry blossom trees burst into bloom. A curtain of pink and white flowers delicately envelopes Japan’s streets, waterways, temples, houses and parks. Japan is then in the midst of cherry blossom fever. The cherry blossoms are a national (and international) obsession, with […]

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Extraordinary Wildlife in Asia (and how to see it for yourself)

Asia is a land of captivating cultural contrasts, and the wildlife is just as fascinating and varied. From endangered tigers in India, playful giant pandas in China and also wise orangutans in Borneo, there is a whole host of wildlife in Asia to encounter. Here are just a few of the more special creatures and wildlife-rich […]

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Wendy’s Wu Tours’ Guide to Japanese Cuisine

The Japanese have an innate pride in their food. Respected worldwide, Japanese cuisine has a unique style of preparation and cooking. It is true artisanship and a quintessential slice of the culture of Japan. In fact, in 2013 UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage endorsed ‘washoku’ (Japanese cuisine). Based on “rules of five,” traditional Japanese cuisine, […]

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