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Have you read a great book or had an amazing travel experience you’d love to share? If so, or if you’d like more details, email us at (contactus@booksandbao.com) and we’ll get back to you.

What We Do

We’re a travel and culture website which explores the locales, history, politics, and art of Asia. We work alongside publishers, brands, hotels, and local tour agencies to bring our readers the most intimate local experiences possible in order to fully enjoy and understand the roots and beauty of Asian culture.

The idea being if you’re not able to come see these wonderful places then you can understand a culture through its words instead. We’re particularly interested in brands which our readers will love, including:

  • Travel tours and great activities
  • Translated fiction or travel writing for review
  • Unique accommodation
  • Traveling like a local
  • Travel products

Brands which we work with can expect from us the height of professionalism. We are quick to produce content after the sponsored event, and we will provide quality articles, and photography, as well as several posts across all of our social media sites. We are highly flexible and will always work to your needs.

You can contact us below, via email, Instagram, or Facebook  Some of our published articles:


Tokyo Metropolis: Five Female Japanese Writers you Should be Reading, Five Best Japanese Novels of 2018.

Savvy Tokyo: Tokyo Film Festival : The Films Everyone will Soon Be Talking About.


Tokyo Metropolis: Octopath Traveler and Dragon Quest XI Review T

okyo Weekender: Convenience Store Woman Offers Rare Glimpse Behind the Konbini Counter, Murakami’s Latest Novel: a Gothic Retelling of Gatsby

Some of the brands we have worked with:


TripScout App Tokyo Weekender Tokyo Metropolis Savvy Tokyo


Honford Star PressPortobello BooksCatapult PublishersPegasus BooksVirago BooksGranta Books and MagazineSoft Skull Press, Penguin Random House Tilted Axis Press

Tourism Boards

DMO | Kyoto , Kyoto by the Sea Tourism

Media Companies



Visit.OrgCycle OsakaTrazy, MyTaiwanTour, Taipei Bike Tours, Taipei Eats


Book and Bed Tokyo , Paolyn’s Houseboats 

ANA Interncontiental Tokyo – Ruby Chocolate Premiere


Grayl/ Purified Water  Bomgogo Lenses

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