Stories: Japan

In sync with Shinto spirits

William Yeoman

In historic Shimane Prefecture WILL YEOMAN connects with Japanese mythology

Podcast: The Pod Well Travelled Episode 4

William Yeoman

Australia's bush fire crisis and the Federal government's $76 million tourism recovery package throw into relief the relationship between caring for our unique flora and fauna and maintaining an industry central to helping sustain and promote them. In our latest podcast, Will Yeoman talks to Travel Editor Stephen Scourfield about Australia's "brand" in a competitive international tourism market. They also discuss overrated holiday destinations, travelling vicariously through telling stories, the rise of the holiday selfie and more...

A brush with Japanese calligraphy

William Yeoman

WILLIAM YEOMAN will be leading a not-to-be-missed West Travel Club tour to Japan in November, taking in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima and Nara (details below). Here, he describes his first brush with Japanese calligraphy, woodblock-printing and manga

Podcast: The Pod Well Travelled Episode 1

William Yeoman

In their first podcast for 2020, Travel Editor Stephen Scourfield and his team look ahead to a New Year packed with stories, tours, events, workshops and more

Vegan treats in Tokyo

William Yeoman

WILLIAM YEOMAN explores some healthy eating options in Japan

Higashiyama, poetic heart of Kyoto

William Yeoman

Luckily my hotel, the Kyoto Yura Hotel McGallery, is within walking distance of the more historic parts of Kyoto’s Higashiyama-ku. It’s raining. I don’t mind.

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