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How to Get a Great Deal on your Dream Thailand Villa Holiday

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There’s no doubting the appeal of a luxury Thailand villa holiday. With a villa, you can enjoy all the comfort of home, but in a spectacular new place with extra touches to make your stay absolutely perfect.

Thailand is a particularly exceptional choice, with majestic, dazzling beaches, exceptional cuisine and a rich and warm culture. With just a short flight from Singapore, you can find yourself surrounded by the beautiful temples, glorious beaches and lush tropical forests.

With a luxury villa, you can enjoy all of the beauty of Thailand, as well as have a stunning home base to retreat to in the evenings or for lazy days by the pool.

You may think that a luxury villa in Thailand would be very expensive, however there are many ways to make your dream stay a reality, without breaking the bank. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to find a great deal for your luxurious stay.
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Hong Kong Pulse Light Festival with Dazzling Masterpieces

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Talking Heads by Viktor Vicsek of Hungary
There is no better time to visit Hong Kong than this winter, as its skies and shores will become even more radiant than ever during this festive season, thanks to a sparkling lineup of light-filled festivities organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) between 29 November 2018 and 24 February 2019.

Visitors will be treated to an eye-opening visual feast during the inaugural edition of Hong Kong Pulse Light Festival 2018, which is the largest open-air light festival in Hong Kong. From the enhancement of " A Symphony of Lights " light-and-music show to brilliantly lit installations by artists from across the globe, the dazzling artistic light displays ensure that there will be no dark corners this winter.
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Osaka Sekai Hotel: Experience Japan's True Ordinary Culture!

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SEKAI HOTEL, Inc., headquartered in Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, Koichi Yano, founder and CEO, is opening SEKAI HOTEL FUSE, redeveloping the entire shopping street district that fronts Fuse Station, in a local community that is roughly ten minutes by train from the center of Osaka, Japan’s second largest city.

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Sekai Hotel Fuse: Dormitory
Disappearing Local Communities Increase a Sense of Crisis
Japan is increasingly becoming a tourist destination for visitors from overseas, in part because of the popularity of anime television programs and films, and of manga comic books. As different locations throughout Japan work to create content that will appeal to tourists, we see urban development replacing local coffee shops, where residents have gathered for decades, with large coffee shop chains, and we see small restaurants that have offered a taste of Japanese homestyle cooking over the course of many long years needing to close because there is no one left to carry on that business. There is a growing awareness of social issues that are resulting in a loss of Japan’s true culture.
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Experience a Vibrant Way to Stay with Dorsett – Your Rewards

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Dorsett Hospitality International - one of Asia's fastest-growing 4-star hotel groups with 54 hotels establishing a global presence in 27 countries and cities worldwide, and more properties in the development pipeline - will soon be unveiling its new 'Dorsett - Your Rewards' loyalty programme which will pilot in 15 hotels across Asia, Europe and Oceania under its Dorsett and d.Collection brands.

Members of the loyalty programme will be delighted by a range of thoughtfully tailored rewards, and enjoy the ultimate travel experience through the hotel group's partnerships, providing internationally-renowned services across industries such as transport, beauty and more.

Guests enrolled in the programme are invited to celebrate in style with special birthday offers. Other exclusive 'Dorsett - Your Rewards' benefits include free room upgrades to suites, complimentary breakfast, and guaranteed late check-out times of up to 4 hours.
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Spectacular Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Opens Now!

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Hong Kong Link Road - Viaducts at Western Waters
香港連接路 - 位於西部水域的高架道路
The world's longest bridge and tunnel sea crossing -- the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge - opens on October 24, providing a major boost to regional tourism. The bridge connects Hong Kong to cities throughout the Greater Bay Area of southern China, bringing the attractions of Macao and Guangdong within easy reach and making Hong Kong a hub for visitors from around the world to explore the fascinating and diverse region.

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Hong Kong Port - Exterior view of Passenger Clearance Building
香港口岸 -旅檢大樓外觀
A Record-Breaking Architectural Icon
The bridge is the first major combined road and tunnel sea-crossing in the Greater Bay Area, spanning the sea from an artificial island near Hong Kong International Airport to Macao and the mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai. At 55 km, it is 20 times longer than San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.

It contains enough steel to build 60 Eiffel Towers and is designed to last 120 years, two decades longer than the lifespan of most major cross-sea bridges. The mega-project will become an instant and iconic landmark for Hong Kong and the Greater Bay area and has already been named by the Guardian as one of the architectural Seven Wonders of the Modern World.

The bridge will consolidate Hong Kong's position as a hub for multi-destination travel within the Greater Bay Area, which includes nine cities in the Guangdong Province and two Special Administrative Regions. It shortens the journey from Hong Kong International Airport to Zhuhai from four hours to just 45 minutes.
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Sky100 and Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link

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The Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL) opens on 23 September, connecting Hong Kong to China's 25,000-kilometre trans-national high-speed rail network. This vast network offers direct trains to 44 destinations across the mainland, including six short-haul destinations in Guangdong Province, and 38 long-haul destinations such as Beijing, Shanghai and Changsha.

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Located just 10 minutes' walk from XRL's Hong Kong West Kowloon Station, and only two stops from Hong Kong International Airport via the Airport Express Link, sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck (sky100) is the natural first stop for both inbound and transit visitors. Situated directly above Kowloon Station, sky100's superb accessibility makes it the perfect choice for kick-starting a Hong Kong adventure or as the final stop before continuing a multi-destination rail journey across China.
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Club Med Launches First Asia-Pacific Snow Holiday Report

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Club Med, the Premium All-Inclusive operator and global ski holiday leader has unveiled Asia Pacific's first snow holiday* report, identifying key insights and influences that drive snow holidays across 11 markets with 5,500 respondents from China to Australia. With the support of independent market research specialist, Insightzclub, the 2018 report for Asia Pacific maps out a diverse, sophisticated and affluent market of travellers who are becoming avid snow hunters.

*Snow holidays are defined in the scope of the survey as a trip of at least 2 nights to a snow mountain destination of which ski or snowboard and other activities may be a part of.

Key Findings
  • 200 million people from Asia Pacific have taken a snow holiday in the last three years
  • While ski and snowboard are core to the snow holiday, a large variety of other activities are considered by Asia Pacific travellers
  • Millennials are driving the Asia Pacific market
  • Japan and South Korea destinations top the region for snow holidays, while Switzerland is a surprising top 3 destination
  • Summer mountain holidays are also growing in popularity.
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Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa Beach Resort Promotion

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation ( NYSE: H ) has recently announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa in the southernmost region of Japan. Located on the private Seragaki Island and linked by a bridge to the main island of Okinawa, the hotel offers a stunning view of the East China Sea from all 344 guest rooms. An immersive destination hotel, Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa blends local culture, warm hospitality and thoughtful service, enabling guests to feel refreshed and reconnected to who and what matters to them most.

"We are delighted to celebrate the opening of Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa, the first Japanese beach resort in Hyatt's portfolio and we are grateful for the continuous support from Tokyu Land, NTT Urban Development Corporation and Milial Resort Hotels Co. Ltd.," said David Udell, group president, Asia-Pacific, Hyatt Hotels Corporation. "With the debut of Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa, our twelfth Hyatt property in Japan, we are excited to offer guests an energizing seaside retreat in the country's sunshine isles."

Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa is on the west coast of Okinawa, approximately one hour by car from Naha Airport. Located in Onna, Okinawa's most sought after beach destination, the hotel is an ideal spot for exploring the rugged scenery of the Yanbaru area to the north and the UNESCO World Heritage sites in the central and southern areas. Nearby attractions include the Bios no Oka subtropical forest, the Okashi Goten sweets factory, the Ryukyu Mura theme park, and the scenic Cape Manzamo, a dramatic coral cliff and ideal spot for sunset-viewing.

"The hotel welcomes domestic and international visitors alike to enjoy Okinawa's vibrant beach scene, breathtaking nature and colourful culture," said Hiroko Noguchi, general manager of Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa. "Here guests will find a revitalizing, seamless retreat for couples, families and friends and an upscale locale for special occasions and destination weddings."

Design and Guestrooms
The breezy, light-filled interiors by Tokyo-based, Hashimoto Yukio Design Studio draw from the hotel's idyllic waterfront surroundings and the rich traditions of Okinawan culture to create intuitive spaces where guests can connect and recharge. All guestrooms feature mesmerizing views of the crystal clear waters. There are 320 guest rooms housed in a seven-floor building on Seragaki Island, including 71 Regency Club rooms and 16 suites which come with unique privileges such as dedicated check-in and check-out and use of a private lounge. Ideal for honeymoons and private gatherings, the spacious 1,948-square-foot Seragaki Island Suite features a private 1689-square-foot terrace.

Suited for families or longer stays, an additional 24 Beach House rooms are located in a three-story building across from the main hotel. These accommodations range from 592 to 807 square feet, and are equipped with full kitchens or pantry-style kitchenettes.

Food and Beverage
Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa is home to six dining outlets, offering delicious comfort food alongside breathtaking scenery. At Shirakachi, diners can savor different Japanese cuisines such as Robatayaki, Teppanyaki, Nihon-ryori and Sushi prepared with local heirloom produce and fresh catch of the day from the surrounding waters. The trattoria-style Cucina Serale serves Italian classics in a relaxing setting while Serale is the hotel's all-day dining restaurant. At the Beach Bar and Poolside Bar, guests can sip on refreshing frozen mocktails as they take in the stunning sunset vistas.

Events and Celebrations
The resort has six banquet venues with ocean views and outdoor terraces that can be configured to range in size from 968 to 1614 square feet to host business retreats and social gatherings. Featuring a glass rooftop and a 32-foot aisle leading toward the ocean, the luminous Seragaki Island Chapel offers an elegant setting for an unforgettable and intimate beachfront wedding for up to 40 guests.

Well-being and Recreation
Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa provides a wide range of recreational programs focused on self-discovery and wellness, with some programs curated by free-diving world record holder, Sayuri Kinoshita. Activities include diving, morning and sunset yoga, karate, and fun-filled competitions from beach flags to tug-of-war at the ocean's edge as well as walking and cycling tours. For children aged 3 to 12, Camp Hyatt offers exciting programs including arts and crafts, beach activities, and local Ryukyu traditions and culture classes.

After an active day, guests can treat themselves at Spa Hanari. The spa offers personalized wellness programs for the mind and body. Along with a separate cabana and private treatment rooms, the spa includes steam saunas, an outdoor pool with a poolside bar, and an ocean-side lagoon.

Special Opening Offer
To celebrate the opening of Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa, guests who book stays from now till October 21, 2018 may enjoy a 50 percent savings on every second room night booked when they stay a minimum of two nights by requesting this offer.

Terms & Conditions
Offer valid for reservations for stays with a check-out date from now to October 21, 2018 at Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa. Valid only with the use of the promotion code OKAOP1 at the time of booking to qualify for the discount. A limited number of rooms are allocated to this offer; reservations subject to availability. Offer not valid with groups, conventions, other promotional offers, tour packages or special rate programs. Rate is per room, per night, based on double occupancy and excludes service charges, mandatory resort fees, applicable taxes and other incidental expenses. Additional charges may apply for additional guests or room type upgrades.

For additional information or to make a reservation for Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa, please contact the hotel at +81 98 960 4321 or visit hyattregencyseragaki.com.
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Japan Boosts Bid to Host World Expo 2025 With Pokemon Mascot

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The Government of Japan and the Japan World Expo 2025 Committee ( hereinafter " the Committe e" ) have been conducting activities at home and abroad seeking to host the World Expo 2025. From July 21, the Committee took the initiative to begin an event-oriented campaign in which Pokemon, one of the Committee's " Special Envoys ( Mascot Characters ) ", boosts bidding activities at the Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo in Ikebukuro and elsewhere in Japan as part of efforts to win the bid to host the World Expo.

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The campaign website " Pokemon EXPO Type Check " was launched in June to help people support the bidding activities together with Pokemon, and " original goods featuring Pokemon and the World Expo bid " began to be distributed from July 21 in the second phase of the campaign. In Japan where summer vacation already started, many people, mainly children and young people, flock to 26 Pokemon Centers/Pokemon Stores ( facilities to offer information on Pokemon and sell Pokemon-themed goods ) across the country every day where original goods are distributed.
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Catch Insight Vacations 40th Anniversary Celebration Deals!

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Photo Credit: Insight Vacations - Portugal’s famous Pastéis de Belém
Insight Vacations, an award-winning global leader in premium escorted journeys continues its 40th Anniversary celebration with special anniversary pricing for its 2018-19 European autumn, winter and spring premium journeys. Travelling during the quieter season comes with some extra perks and more time to explore the seasonal beauty of Europe from the vibrant fall colours, enchanting winter wonderlands and the prettiest spring blooms. Connect with locals during the year-end festive holidays and experience the magic while tasting seasonal treats and shopping for handcrafted gifts at some of Europe’s most famous Christmas Markets.

Insight Vacations will take travellers on a magical journey to truly experience Europe’s seasonal splendours, with local experts and a dedicated travel director to help them discover the places they visit beyond the travel guidebooks.

Here are some top picks from Insight Vacations:

Amazing Spain and Portugal
This 9-day trip goes far beyond the surface to revel in signature cuisines, cultures and histories of Spain and Portugal. In Toledo, clients will meet a master craftsperson in a Damascene workshop for a personal insight into the ancient craft that has been handed down through centuries. Visit “must see” spots such as Granada’s Alhambra Palace, Lisbon’s Jerónimos Monastery and Fátima, the world-renowned pilgrimage site. Epicurean adventures on this trip include a visit to Jabugo, a small Spanish village that serves the most prized cured Iberian ham, and the chance to taste the famous Portuguese delicacy Pastéis de Belém in Lisbon’s most famous pastry shop. From US $1,795 per person, based on twin share, excluding airfare.
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Dorsett Wanchai Launches Dorsett Little Artist Family Package

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The award-winning family-friendly hotel, Dorsett Wanchai, Hong Kong is excited to announce a partnership with Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation, Genecylee Gallery and aspiring Hong Kong-based artists, to launch a charitable Fantastic 4 Family package. This package includes a stay in the newly renovated family rooms with breakfast for 4, a collection of kid-pleasing amenities, and a chance to join the charity-based Dorsett Little Artists program - with 35% off the Best Available Rate!

Let Art and Charity Be the Source of Joy for Every Kid Staying at Dorsett Wanchai
"As a family-friendly hotel, we always strive to provide extraordinary hotel experiences that are different than the others through product innovations and thoughtful services. And since art and charity are something we are very passionate about, it means something more when we finally get to announce a new family package that combines all these elements to offer a vibrant and fun stay alongside art and charity; we are stepping forward to an exciting new era," says Ms Anita Chan, General Manager of Dorsett Wanchai.
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Osaka Premium Outlet Shopping at Rinku Town ( りんくうタウン )

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Ready for some last minute shopping en route Kansai International Airport? If shopping for discounted designer labels is a must-do in your travels, make Rinku Premium Outlets ( りんくうプレミアム・アウトレット ) either your first or last stop in Osaka!

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Located just one station from Kansai International Airport is Rinku Town ( りんくうタウン ), which houses an 85m-tall Ferris Wheel, beachside park and the Rinku Premium Outlets.

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With discounts as much as 70% off designer brands like Polo Ralph Lauren, wouldn't you go gaga? The premium outlet even has lockers for your luggage, but if your baggage is larger than the locker size, you can leave it at Information Center for 800 JPY with some conditions.
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How to Prep Your Skin for Long-Haul Flight + Beauty Giveaway!

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Long haul flight leaves you dehydrated and weary, regardless of you flying the Economy, Business or even First Class. Trust me, the air up there will take a toll on your skin.

It is important to travel with a well-cleansed skin and avoid wearing makeup if possible. Take the minimalist approach particularly on long haul or overnight flight. Makeup holds onto dirt and certain foundation and powder can dehydrate your skin even more. The key is: Let Your Skin Breathe.

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If you wanna know the condition of your skin, beauty brands like SK-II has this special device that can analyze the 5 dimensions of your skin health such as Radiance Enhancement, Texture Refinement, Firmess Power, Spot Control and Wrinkle Resilience. The Magic Ring Test is complimentary and you could pop by any SK-II counters to request for this test to check your skin age. The last I did mine was in 2016 at the age of 51, and I was pleased to learn that my skin age was just 35 years old! I did another one in April this year, and was equally surprised that my skin is maintaining well without the use of any botox or fillers. 38-year-old skin age for a 53? Not a bad score, isn’t it?

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I scored almost perfect in all 5 dimensions, except for Texture Refinement which is at 83%. I am glad that I am doing good especially in maintaining my Spot Control with my regular laser for pigmentation at EHA Clinic.

So if you wanna have good skin like mine, follow these skincare tips on How to Prep Your Skin for Long-Haul Flight on my recent night flight to Tokyo! At the end of the post, you can also join our latest giveaway to Win Yourself A Bottle of Beauty Supplements Worth $148!
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Kani Doraku Dotombori Honten Snow Crab Feast ( かに道楽 )

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Foodies heading to Osaka will not miss this huge crab signage along the famous Dotomburi Street. In fact, there are couple of them spotted during our last trip there.

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Kani Doraku ( かに道楽 ) is one of the most iconic restaurants in Osaka. With outlets all over Japan, Kani Doraku serves various types of crustacean such as King Crabs, Snow Crabs and Rock Crabs.

There are a wide assortment of crab dishes, but I strongly recommend you to take the lunch / dinner courses which start from a reasonable 2,500 Yen/person ( approx USD 23/pax ) instead of going Ala Carte, as courses are more pocket-friendly and you can savour the different types of cooking style.

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Well, my family picked the Sumire ( すみれ ) Course at 4,200 Yen/person. Let the food shots speak for themselves!
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School Holiday Activities at LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort!

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In celebration of this year’s school holiday and the Hari Raya celebrations, LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort has once again geared up to treat guests to an awesome summer break with an exciting line-up of activities.

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Among these activities, the highly acclaimed The Great LEGO Race Virtual Reality (VR) roller coaster is undoubtedly a must-try for every visitor. The world’s first LEGO roller coaster sees colourful LEGO® Minifigures Trendsetter, Pharaoh, Surfer Girl, Wizard and Pirate Captain come to life and race against one another on the tracks. Wearing the VR headset, guests will experience the action from every direction – up, down, forward, backward and all points in between – in a spectacular environment completely made of LEGO® bricks.

The fun continues with a truly festive celebration of Hari Raya at LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort. To bring out the real essence of this holiday season, the resort is also offering a wide range of activities in conjunction with the ethnic Malay’s New Year celebrations.
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Mother’s Day Celebration Package at Bintan Lagoon Resort!

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Bintan Lagoon Resort is certainly not keeping mum about its Mothers’ Day celebration in May. Mums will be thoroughly spoilt with a host of pleasurable activities for herself and her family with the ‘That’s my Mum’ package available for the whole month of May. The Resort is just a 75-minute direct ferry ride from Singapore.

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It’s pure bliss for mothers as they get treated to be queen for the day with a Javanese massage and enjoy family bonding over a cake decoration workshop or a batik painting session with the kids. With 1.5km beachfront and over 50 land and sea activities, there is more than ample space and leisure pursuits for families to chill together. Meal times could be a tough but welcoming challenge with a choice of 14 food & beverage outlets to pick.
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Yoshino, Japan's Most Famous Cherry Blossom Spot ( 吉野 )

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Mount Yoshino ( 吉野山 ) in Nara Prefecture, is Japan's most famous Sakura ( 桜 ) spot. Well-known for the mountains there, it is one of the best places to see Cherry Blossoms with over 30,000 cherry trees covering the area.

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Sakura Festival in Yoshino typically starts in late March or early April and reaches full bloom around early to mid April. I was there late April last year, but thankfully still managed to catch a glimpse of these beautiful pink clouds.

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You may like to know that Yoshino, together with Mount Koya and Kumano, was designated a cultural UNESCO World Heritage Site named the " Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range " in 2004.
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Todaiji Temple in Nara, UNESCO World Heritage Site ( 東大寺 )!

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Nara Park is home to three of the six temples and shrines on UNESCO’s list, and Todaiji Temple ( 東大寺 ) is one of them. If you are wondering what the difference between a Temple and a Shrine is, the Shinto religion is practiced at a shrine while Buddhism is practiced at a temple.

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Renowned for their Daibutsuden aka Big Buddha Hall ( 大仏殿 ), Todaiji Temple is one of Japan's most famous and historically significant temples and a landmark of Nara. The temple is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site as one of the " Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara ", together with seven other sites including temples, shrines and places in the city of Nara.
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Insight Vacations Celebrates 40 Years with Savings to Europe!

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Portugal, Photo Credit: Insight Vacations
Insight Vacations, an award-winning global leader in premium escorted travel, is thrilled to be celebrating its 40th anniversary this April. While some might argue that 40 is the new 30, Insight couldn’t be happier to look back and remember every unforgettable moment of the past four decades and all the experiences and innovations that have been made a reality. Throughout the years, Insight has perfected the art of guided journeys and has accomplished these milestones with passion, knowledge and outstanding travel expertise.

“This significant milestone is the time to look back on all that we have accomplished, we’re so proud to have brought transformative travel to our travellers and can’t wait for them to see what we have planned for the next 40 years,” says Evon Ler, President of Insight Vacations Asia“ With our Anniversary Celebration, space is extremely limited on this superb collection of 40+ Premium Journeys and as these special offers won’t last, we encourage travellers to book their holidays with us as soon as possible.”

Travellers can choose from a wide selection of guided vacations including Britain and Ireland, the Western Mediterranean, Central and Eastern Europe, Northern Europe and Russia, European Discoveries and USA and Canada including the following 3 unforgettable journeys:
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Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Live Ikebana Flower Arrangement Show

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Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo ( KPH ), one of Japan’s most prestigious international hotels located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, will host a special Spring “ Ikebana ” Flower Arrangement Exhibition entitled “ Japanese Hospitality through Flowers – Dreams of Spring and Sakura Cherry Blossoms ” from March 31 (Saturday) to April 15 (Sunday), 2018 in the third floor main lobby area of their Hotel. This exhibition is hosted in collaboration with renowned “ Ikebana ” flower arrangement artist Hiroki Maeno. The centerpiece of this exhibition will be a large 2.7 meter tall by 5 meter wide flower arrangement using different types of 200 “ Sakura ” cherry blossoms from various parts of Japan.

Hiroki Maeno will hold a live performance to demonstrate his “ Ikebana ” flower arrangement skills in front of the large centerpiece flower arrangement from 5:00p.m. on April 5 (Thursday), 2018. Also Maeno will also give a complimentary presentation explaining his views on the importance of Ikebana as a part of Japanese culture.

This flower arrangement exhibition have been held four times a year and timed with the arrival of each of the four seasons since April 2015. His flower arrangements have been received with great admiration by the numerous guests visiting their Hotel from Japan and around the world, and have become a popular spot for commemorative pictures.

Large Flower Arrangement by Hiroki Maeno “ Japanese Hospitality through Flowers – Dreams of Spring and Sakura Cherry Blossoms ”
  • Date: March 31 (Saturday) to April 15 (Sunday), 2018. * Exhibition closes at 6:00p.m. on the final day.
  • Venue: Main Lobby, 3rd Floor of the Main Tower
“ Ikebana Flower Arrangement Performance ” by Hiroki Maeno
  • Date: April 5 (Thursday), 2018, from 5:00p.m. * Approximately 40 minutes
  • Venue: In front of the large centerpiece flower arrangement in the Main Lobby, 3rd Floor of Main Tower
For Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Exhibition Information: +81-3-5322-8061 (Lobby Gallery Direct Line)
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