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Paris Journal: Hokusai

The 18th Century Japanese artist Hokusai was discovered by a French artist named Felix Bracquemond during the same period of time when France and Japan signed the trade pact of 1858. His work derived from the ukiyo-e or "pictures of the floating world" movement coeval with Japan's Edo period. …

Sagano Bamboo Forest in Kyoto: One of world's prettiest groves | CNN Travel

48 hours in Hiroshima

Friendly, picturesque and a paradise for foodies. This description might not spring to mind when you hear the word 'Hiroshima', but word is starting to spread about this most surprising of Japanese cities. As the first city in history to suffer a nuclear attack, Hiroshima has a dark legacy but it …

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En Route: Xinjiang

Photo by Erin O’Brien.<p>At the entrance to China, there is a gate. A wrought-iron gate, complete with golden dragons, golden spikes, and not-so-golden …

A Shrine to Luxury Adventure

In Japan’s Wakayama Prefecture, south of Osaka, sits the Kumano Kodo, a series of ancient pilgrimage routes that wind through the misty, cedar-filled Kii Mountain Range. Though popular with the Japanese, the 1,000-plus-year-old trail system doesn’t see many outsiders, which is a shame given the …

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Exploring Japan’s subtropical Ogasawara Islands

Pristine beaches, star-studded night skies, searing sunsets and whales splashing in tropical waters are not the usual things to expect on a trip to Japan. But venture about 1000km south of downtown Tokyo and that’s exactly what you’ll find.<p>The recently designated World Heritage Ogasawara …

6 environmental challenges facing Southeast Asia (and what you can do to help)

SOUTHEAST ASIA IS OBJECTIVELY one of the most beautiful regions on Earth — it’s covered in dense jungle, it’s peppered with gorgeous beaches, and …

Letter from Kyoto: Cherry Blossoms in Old Japan

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>I’m sitting on a <i>tatami</i> mat in my traditional inn, drinking a celebratory Kirin beer and gazing at the full moon though the cherry blossom boughs that arc over the <i>ryokan</i>’s entrance. I feel like a character in a haiku.<p>It’s the end of a glorious two-week immersion in Old Japan. …