See its astonishing temples, castles, rock gardens, ancient splendours and, of course, geishas.
From Tokyo to Lyon, these five cities are known for their sheer abundance of quality restaurants and their access to local produce and specialties.
Free activities abound in the capital of Japan, a country battling a radioactive and expensive reputation.
A handful of museums around the world use over-the-top displays of tenderly-treated tresses to detail how hair has acted as an important cultural signifier through time.
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