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Japan but not as you know it – why the Setouchi region should be on your bucket list

Miles away from the maid cafes, the manga and the Japan that mostly lies in the minds of what people imagine Tokyo to be, lies the Setouchi …

Japan

10 Unmissable Places to Visit in Japan

Japan is somewhere I think everyone should visit. From futuristic skyscrapers to tranquil bamboo forests and neon arcades to serene temples, it’s …

Japan

Beyond Tokyo: 8 of Japan's best foodie destinations

<b>(CNN) —</b> We all know about Tokyo 's amazing sushi, ramen and tempura.<p>Japan's capital is a gastronomic wonderland -- that comes as no surprise.<p>But if you want to really experience Japan's rich culinary canon, you'll need to get out of Tokyo and eat your way across the country.<p>"Japan has one of the …

Japan

Where to see the most incredible gardens in Japan

For the 15th year in a row, the gardens at the Adachi Museum have been awarded the top spot in the 2017 Japanese Garden Ranking.<p>According to the museum, the ranking comes from the <i>Journal of Japanese Gardening</i>, an American publication about Japanese gardens. The beautiful museum gardens have secured …

Japan

Small Garden Design - Tips and Tricks

Anyone who has a small garden realizes their small garden space can be both a blessing and a curse. Cursed because you just will not have all the …

Horizontal Fence Panels: Modern Garden Design Ideas - Quiet Corner

<b>Horizontal fence panels</b> offer an incredible look and modern style that will provide both the privacy for your backyard and great visual aesthetics.<p>A …

Contemporary Garden Landscape Design - Garden Design Examples

From theatrically sculptured expanses to streamlined, compact spaces, our contemporary garden designs evoke perfectly poised sophistication and …

We took 9 amazing ideas from one modern British garden

Don't you just love finding projects that give you all the inspiration you need, in one hit? Well that's what we have today, as we've found one very …

6 Korean Skin Care Products Every Woman Needs in Her Beauty Routine

Face mists, cushion compacts, sheet masks—you've likely been hearing about these Korean skin care products everywhere lately. And you can thank the geniuses there for our new-found skin care saviors.<p>But here's the thing; we know there's a lot to keep up with coming out of the Asian beauty market. …

Skin Care

10 things you've got to do in Seoul

<b>(CNN) —</b> The tourism industry in Seoul may be long past its used-by date on the allure of the trendy Gangnam district south of the Han River, but the truth has always been that the coolest experiences from a visitor's perspective are concentrated in the northern part of the city.<p>Got some spare time? …

South Korea

How to Spend 7 Days Japan That Will Leave You Utterly Inspired

Looking for the ultimate Japan itinerary? We’ve mapped out a seven-day schedule that takes you from Tokyo’s neon-lit streets to Kyoto’s …

Japan

Food blogger captures her visit to a remote, mystical Japanese restaurant

When she heard about a remote Japanese restaurant run by a master calligrapher and serving up exquisite tofu dishes, Italian food blogger Andrea Soranidis of The Petite Cook knew she had to visit. Teaming up with the guys at Great Big Story, she chronicled her journey in this beautiful short …

Calligraphy

Every Single Insane Thing I've Done to Score a Reservation in Tokyo

I tried <i>everything</i> to get a reservation. I got Japanese friends to call, but they were repeatedly told the 10-seat restaurant was fully booked. I asked concierges at the city’s top hotels to help, but they needed at least two months notice, and, even then, they couldn’t make any promises. One time I …

Japan

Seoul by subway: 25 stations, 25 neighbourhoods – in pictures

Seoul's underground system is a great way to see firsthand the city's remarkable urbanist legacy, from royal tombs to markets and 'moon villages'. Join Seoul Sub→urban, whose book about Seoul's neighbourhoods is out now, for a tour by tube<p>• Why Seoul shows us the future of cities

50 reasons Seoul is world's greatest city | CNN Travel

(CNN) — There's a reason Asian tourists regularly rank Seoul, the capital of South Korea, as their favorite world city. Actually, there are 50 of them and possibly many, many more.<p>Come with us as we take the Korean barbecue scraper to dig beneath the surface of one of Asia's true world cities.<p>50. …

South Korea

Seoul: 10 Things to Do

This former seat of power is probably Korea's most famous royal palace. It's tough to miss given its location at the northern end of Seoul's main …

South Korea

National Geographic Travel

Exploring the Hidden Market Streets of Seoul

Before the days of discount franchises and department stores, markets were the primary locales for shopping, trading, and gossiping in Korea's major cities. Sadly, due to rapid modernization and an increase in more convenient shopping facilities over the past few decades, traditional markets have …

Asia Travel

5 Things You Shouldn't Do While Traveling In Seoul

What's HOT is flying to the other side of the world to land at Incheon International Airport, visiting <b>Seoul, South Korea</b>, and eating and shopping yourself silly in the city.<p>What's NOT is...well, <i>not</i> doing these things.<p>Seoul is absolutely one of the global capitals on the cusp of everything cool …

North Korea

Walking Seoul: a revealing stroll around South Korea's megacity

In South Korea's thriving capital, Jennifer Cox discovers the roar of technology and Gangnam-style shopping, but also a sense of reverence for nature<p>Megacity guides to Tokyo, New York, Mexico City and Shanghai<p>You can't go wrong with a river, especially when planning a walk across a sprawling …

Luxury sleeper train by Ferrari designer embarks on maiden voyage

Japan’s new Train Suite Shiki-Shima is all booked up through March 2018<p>JR East’s ultra-luxurious Train Suite Shiki-Shima by Japanese industrial designer Ken Okuyama—who is perhaps best known for designing the Ferrari Enzo (and this weird office chair)—embarked on its maiden voyage on …

What's Next in Korean Beauty

If you want a crystal ball into next year’s popular American beauty trends, look to the South Korean beauty industry. BB creams first launched in Korea several years ago before inundating the U.S. market and inspiring American beauty brands to spawn their own. Korea’s next big advancement, the …

Skin Care

Seoul – discovering South Korea

Embracing both tradition and the present, nature and the latest technology, Seoul is now becoming a leading and rising global city. In this 5-day …

South Korea

How to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth in Seoul

A stall sells traditional Korean desserts in Namdaemun Market, Seoul. (Photo: Alamy)<p>South Korea’s capital city, Seoul, is a sprawling metropolis that …

North Korea

BOUTIQUES OF SEOUL | 10 CORSO COMO

Seoul boutique <i>10 Corso Como</i> offers a unique concept in the heart of bustling Asia: S<i>low Shopping</i>. Speaking exclusively to HausMag, the natively …

A Look Inside Aesop's New Seoul Flagship

Located in the Korean city’s Samcheong neighborhood.<p>Torafu Architects recently completed its ninth storefront for Australian skincare label Aesop, and the new flagship is one of the brand’s best yet. Hot on the heels of Aesop’s Sao Paulo opening, the new store appears right in the heart of Seoul’s …

Seoul Is The New Tokyo – Here’s Why

<i>Five reasons you should get to the South Korean capital (before everyone else does).</i><p>Over the past few years Tokyo has risen to the top of trending …

TOP 10 Most Popular Korean Attractions of 2017 | Official Korea Tourism Organization

With so many places to visit, planning a trip to Korea can be overwhelming. To help you decide where to go, Korea Tourism Organization has created a …

South Korea

🍴Where / What to Eat in Seoul!

I love Korea and anything related to Korea! The awesome Korean dramas/variety shows, the Kpop songs, the endless cosmetics shopping..... and of cuz, …

South Korea