East Asia

  • China


    Beautiful chaos and ancient history
    Vast, varied and constantly changing, China is a heaving mix of the past and future...Read more
  • Beijing

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  • Xi'an

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  • Shanghai

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  • Chengdu

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  • Mutianyu, Great Wall of China

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  • Yangshuo

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  • Longsheng

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  • Hangzhou

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  • Pingyao

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  • Suzhou

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  • Mongolia


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  • Japan


    Ancient culture and futuristic cities
    Think Japan is just futuristic cities and advanced technology? Think again...Read more
  • Tokyo


    Tokyo has more Michelin-starred restaurants than any other city in the world, but it’s not just about famous restaurants and high prices...Read more
  • Kyoto


    Kyoto is home to more than 2,000 atmospheric temples and shrines...Read more
  • Takayama


    Little Takayama in Central Honshu is famous for its taste of rural Japan...Read more
  • Matsumoto


    The alpine city of Matsumoto is famous for many things – it’s renowned for producing incredible art and artists, its beautiful setting in the northern Japanese Alps and for being the birthplace of soba (buckwheat) noodles, a Japanese delicacy...Read more
  • Hakone


    Hakone is best known for its natural onsen (hot spa pools) and views of Mount Fuji...Read more
  • Kinosaki


    Kinosaki is the archetypal onsen town — as well as being tourist-friendly...Read more
  • Himeji


    Built in 1580, Himeji-jo has a legitimate claim to be Japan’s most magnificent castle...Read more
  • Takamatsu


    The gardens of Ritsurin Park are one of Takamatsu main attractions and are the perfect place to relax...Read more
  • Osaka


    Japan’s third-largest city might not be its prettiest, but it is one of its most welcoming...Read more
  • Hiroshima


    While modern Hiroshima is a thriving, cosmopolitan city, it will always be known as the city destroyed by the world’s first atomic bomb...Read more
  • Iya Valley

    Iya Valley

    The Iya Valley is a huge expanse of tree-lined mountains and deep river gorges, home to tiny villages, hot springs and great views...Read more
  • Kanazawa


    Kanazawa is capital of the Ishikawa Prefecture and was largely undamaged by World War Two air raids, making it a great place to explore Japan’s historical architecture, such as the Nagamachi samurai district...Read more

Historic north east

Wall and warriors
Approx. 7 days
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China’s Golden Triangle

The big three
Approx. 10 days
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China overland

Metropolises, teahouses and ancient history
Approx. 14 days
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Japan food and art trail

Japanese culture in depth
Approx. 15 days
Tokyo (3 days) → Matsumoto (1) → Takayama (2) → Kyoto (3) → Takamatsu (2) → Osaka (4)
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Japan’s cities and countryside

Temples, teahouses and Tokyo
Approx. 14 days
Tokyo (3 days) → Hakone (2) → Kyoto (2) → Himeji (1) → Kanazawa (2) → Takayama (2) → Tokyo (2)
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Cities of Japan

Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima and beyond
Approx. 14 days
Tokyo (3 days) → Hakone (2) → Kyoto (3) → Hiroshima (2) → Kinosaki (1) → Osaka (3)
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Rural Japan route

Go beyond the big cities into the heart of Japan
Approx. 15 days
Kyoto (3 days) → Hiroshima (2) → Takamatsu (3) → Iya Valley (2) → Himeji (1) → Osaka (4)
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Where to go in East Asia

Our recommended places

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