Dan Stanley

Japan: the Mount Fuji experience

Ever fancied climbing a 3,776m-high pile of ash? With a load of grannies and school kids? At night? It's safe to say that getting to the top of Japan's iconic Mount Fuji is no ordinary climb... Read the guide

Nagano, Japan: plan a visit, even if you can't stand skiing

Nagano to me doesn't mean skiing. To me it means crisp air, delicious food, and one of the most revered temples in Japan. Do yourself a favour and take a visit to 'The roof of Japan' Read the guide

10 things you need to know about Shanghai, China

10 little nuggets of information I wish I'd known before I travelled to Shanghai Read the guide

Japan - how to stay in a Tokyo ryokan

Taking a bath with strangers and sleeping on the floor. All you need to know about staying in a Tokyo ryokan Read the guide