Gangwon-do, a province in South Korea has the most beautiful locations to enjoy the fall season. Think mountains, temples, natural reserves, and a plethora of colours. The province has been in existence since the Joseon Dynasty came into power, in the late 1300s. Located in the northern and east part of Korea, it is one …

Shades of orange, a tinge of burgundy, the most vibrant yellows, trails of brown, and a smattering of green — the colours of fall can bring out the artist and the romantic in everyone! Add to the magic some perfect weather to head out and explore the city while catching views that make you wonder …

Tokyo isn’t just the fast-paced, high-tech metropolis symbolic of present-day Japan. Nature blends itself in seamlessly amidst all the modernity, more so in autumn, when colourful leaves spread across the capital city of Tokyo around November and December like cherry blossoms spread in spring. The city has a lot of gardens and parks lined with …

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 …

Classical Buddhist temples, lush gardens, imperial palaces, traditional wooden houses – Kyoto is vintage Japan. Tokyo and Kyoto are anagrams, and that’s pretty much where the similarity ends. The two cities couldn’t be more different. The former represents the flawless modernity and high-tech feel that is synonymous with the modern-day image of Japan while the …

Known globally for its upscale shops, modern architecture, busy markets and a vibrant nightlife, Taipei City is on many travel bucket lists. If you are wondering when to visit the Taiwan capital, there couldn’t be a better time than autumn. With welcoming temperatures and striking natural beauty, Taipei City promises to give its visitors unforgettable …

It is said that every leaf turns into a flower in autumn. This couldn’t be truer in the East Asian belt where tourists flock to coastal towns for their pleasant weather and picture postcard landscapes. Yilan County just south of Taipei is one such place. The eastern coast of Taiwan is particularly beautiful and Taipei …

If Taiwan had a heart, Nantou County would be it. Located right at the center of the country, this rural beauty is the only landlocked county in Taiwan. Nantou County, with its rustic rural feel, perfectly complements Taiwan’s modern urban face. With abundant natural beauty in the form of massive mountains and serene lakes, it …

Picture yourself reminiscing on a rainy afternoon or looking back at memories as you stare at the myriad colours of the ocean ahead of you. Chances are that you are thinking of some precious moments you have spent with your family. Laughing at secret jokes, spending a lazy afternoon, or travelling together! From the cosy …

 Hi, I’m Chan Won and I blog at www.chanwon.com. I’ve recently partnered with HomeAway on an amazing trip in the Setouchi prefecture of Japan. I’m guest-posting on the HomeAway blog to share with you my awesome experience in Setouchi, Japan. About Setouchi So basically Setouchi is not a new prefecture or a specific place, it's actually a ...