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Top places in Japan to see cherry blossom

For picture-perfect pink scenes and picnics, head to Japan for sakura season.

8 design capsule hotels and hostels

Tiny hotels with mighty ratings from international travellers.

Where to eat the best hotdogs outside the USA

Including South African grilled sausages and octopus-shaped Japanese bento box hotdogs.

Great rail journeys: the Tōkaidō Shinkansen

Whipping you from the hectic neon of Tokyo to the zen of Kyoto’s temples in record time.