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Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park covers 1,227 square kilometres, so it’s going to be very hard to see the whole or even most of it.
Sometimes when travelling you can be lucky enough to witness a little bit of history happening.
Rising through the fog you might be forgiven for thinking Mount Hakone has fallen back upon its volcanic past. But this Japanese giant hasn’t erupted in 3,000 years.
If shopping, sand and sports cars are your idea of fun then Qatar might be just up your dust filled road. They are not mine.
Rarely visited by tourists from outside Japan, this week’s Where in the World? teaser came from Nakatsu Castle. Well done to anyone who got the right answer.
The Hong Kong Tourism Board uses the slogan, ‘Hong Kong. Asia’s World City’ to advertise the city’s cosmopolitan mix. The coastal island was under British colonial rule until 1997, when it was handed over to the Chinese – and its historic legacy is even more varied.
Tiananmen Square is the third largest city square in the world. Its 440,000 square metres is home to a huge image of Mao Zedong, China’s great Communist founding father.
The journey is too smooth. I know it sounds weird, but when sitting on a 124mph bullet train I had hoped to get a real feeling of speed.