NE Asia Nutz and Bolts Travel Articles

 
Tokyo Travel Facts
The Basics City Name: Tokyo Where is it located?: Tokyo is eastern Japan close to the north Pacific. Why do people go there?: Tokyo is the capital of Japan. Perhaps one of the most expensive destinations in Asia, Tokyo is the land of sumo, sushi and kimono, a land where the delicate kimono clad lady […]
Osaka Travel Facts
The Basics City Name: Osaka Where is it located?: Osaka is central Japan on the Yodo-gawa and the Tasbori-gawa rivers. Why do people go there?: Travelers describe Osaka as a place that makes you feel as though you’re stuck inside a pinball machine. How do travelers get there?: Not only does Osaka have an international […]
Seoul Travel Facts
The Basics City Name: Seoul Where is it located?: Seoul is just south of the border to North Korea, on the Han River, just off the Yellow Sea. Why do people go there?: Modern, loud, shop-filled, androgynous, traffic-clogged – all this in today’s ancient Seoul. How do travelers get there?: Almost everyone arrives to Seoul […]
Taipei Travel Facts
The Basics City Name: Taipei Where is it located?: Taipei is near the northern tip of Taiwan. Why do people go there?: Taipei is the center of all commerce, arts, and everything that keeps Taiwan on its path to independence. How do travelers get there?: Travelers come to Taipei from the international airport, which is […]
Lhasa Travel Facts
The Basics City Name: Lhasa Where is it located?: Lhasa is in southern Tibet. Why do people go there: The fabled city of Lhasa used to be the home of the Dali Lama. It’s the cultural center of Tibet. How do travelers get there?: There are domestic flights from Tibet to get to Lhasa. Many […]
Beijing Travel Facts
The Basics City Name: Beijing Where is it located?: Beijing is in northeastern China. Why do people go there?: Thousands of travelers come to the Beijing to see the famous both the Forbidden City of China and Tiananmen Square. How do travelers get there?: There are flights from Bejing to many places around the world. […]
Hong Kong Travel Facts
The Basics City Name: Hong Kong Where is it located?: Hong Kong is in southern China on the South China Sea. Why do people go there?: Wrapped in a concrete jungle, Hong Kong is a shrine to market capitalism. It’s perhaps the only city in the world where shopping surpasses any monument or historical site […]
Shanghai Travel Facts
The Basics City Name: Shanghai Where is it located?: Shanghai is in eastern China on the East China Sea, near the Huangpu River. Why do people go there?: Shanghai is an enigmatic city filled with modern contradictions still struggling to come to terms with its turbulent history. It’s New China – where an Imperial past […]
China Travel Facts
The Basics Country: China Where is it?: China is in eastern Asia, bordering the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and South China Sea, between North Korea and Vietnam Why do people go here?: With over one billion people, China is its own world, with millions of other worlds (and people) inside it. Right […]
Japan Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Japan Where is it?: Japan is in eastern Asia, east of the Korean Peninsula. Why do people go here?: Japan is an enigma. It is the land of sumo, sushi and kimono, a land where the delicate kimono clad lady fights against drunken salary men for a seat on the subway. A […]