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The Cat has been a significant cultural symbol as well as the pet of choice for the Japanese. The Japanese obsession with cats has made the country a paradise for cat lovers. From the symbol of good luck, Makeni-neko (the beckoning cat) to shrines, cat cafes and pop culture symbols like Hello Kitty and Doraemon …

Okay do Hokkaido. We promise we’ll rhyme better next time. It’s probably the laid back lifestyle here compared to the rest of Japan that influenced our lazy rhyming. Hokkaido makes for about 20 percent of Japan but is home to just about five percent of the population. The area faces harsh climate in the winters …

As any true shopper will tell you, shopping isn’t just about the stuff you buy. It is the journey. Scouring through the highs and lows, appreciating the artisan’s touch, optimizing value, imagining a loved one’s reaction, getting insights into the way a local resident lives – shopping has so many intricacies! Why not embark on …

Family holidays often mean overpriced, gated resorts, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Yes, it’s true that when travelling with kids, safety and convenience come first. Yet at the same time, what’s the point of going overseas if it doesn’t help the little ones cultivate a sense of curiosity and adventure? Taipei, Taiwan …

Travelling in Asia with your little ones? From themed rooms to easygoing traditional houses, there’s literally no shortage of spectacular and eye-popping child-friendly accommodations in Asia.  Whether your kiddies are into superheroes or fairy tale stories like Beauty and the Beast, Asia has mesmerizing places to stay that are fit for a prince or princess. …

Theme parks in Asia are nothing short of magical and amazing. Not only do they feature heaps of state-of-the-art diversions and fun-filled roller-coaster rides, but they are also campy fun and offer plenty of tasty snacks, making them must-visit sites in Asia. As an added plus, these parks are filled with enthralling sights that depict …

In Asia, sometimes, a vacation rental or a holiday home is just a place to take a break and rest yourself. We, as travelers, are so busy in our trips that we tend to spend less time in our accommodations. But when you’re looking for a truly unforgettable indulgence, there are luxury vacation rentals across …

The summer will soon be upon us bringing clear skies and warm sunny days that are best enjoyed outdoors. Take a break from work and enjoy a summer holiday at any one of five the trending destinations featured below.  Boracay , Philippines The tiny ‘picture postcard beautiful ‘ island of Boracay situated off the coast …

Looking to escape the constant drizzle and downpour that the monsoon months bring? Here are 10 destinations around Asia that are sunny and dry at this time of the year. 1. Jakarta, Indonesia With its bustling streets, Jakarta is a city which is truly diverse – thanks to its wonderful mix of Asian, Arabic, and …

Japan, with its ancient culture and deep rooted traditions that survive till today, is also home to an alternative ‘kawaii’ or ‘cute’ pop culture. Very rarely do two cultures run parallel in such contrast. Both cultures pop up in every sphere of life, but nowhere are they as evident as they are in the way …