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UNIQUELY TOKYO

Tokyo Culture GJ Editor GJ Editor

Speaking to visitors on the ground about six of Tokyo's must-visit spots From shopping and fashion to delicious food and traditional culture‭, ‬the bustling capital of Japan has so much to offer‭, ‬while also being close to attractions like Mount Fuji‭, ‬Hakone and Nikko‭. ‬We asked visitors at si… Read More

The Ultimate Japanese Staycation Guide

Sydney Discover GJ Editor GJ Editor

Discover the real Japan in Sydney The multicultural setting of Australia has allowed outstanding elements of Japanese culture and cuisine to become a part of everyday life Down Under. The love Australians have for Japan, which for many nowadays almost certainly includes sushi, embraces a varie… Read More

Where unreal is the new real. . .

Osaka Entertainment GJ Editor GJ Editor

Universal Studios Japan® in Osaka has gone beyond over the top for its fifteenth anniversary. Unveiling not only new Wand Magic area sand a stunning night show at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter™,it has also created the world's largest Minion Park.Visitors to Wand Magic at the Wizarding Wor… Read More

RYOKAN

Sydney Basics GJ Editor GJ Editor

Ryokan Gojyuan: a little bit of Japan in Balmain Experience an authentic ryokan, complete with a Japanese garden Soak for hours in the aromatic hinoki bath to music of your choice Savour a classic ichijū-sansai breakfast overlooking the koi pond   In Sydney's inner west subur… Read More

AROMA

Sydney Shopping GJ Editor GJ Editor

Evoking the ambience of Japan with essential oils Properties of Japanese botanicals Where to find quality Japanese essential oils in Sydney Inviting Japanese aromas into your daily life Temples, shrines, houses and even bathtubs in Japan have long been constructed with hinoki, a cult… Read More

IZAKAYA

Sydney Food and Drink GJ Editor GJ Editor

The art of izakaya hospitality and dining The drinking order of a sake connoisseur The right sake temperature for the right dish Leaving the carbs to last The spirit of Japanese hospitality is known as ‘omotenashi’, and is all around you at an izayaka bar. It means entertaining guest… Read More

JAPANESE FOOD

Sydney Food and Drink GJ Editor GJ Editor

See it, buy it, try it: Japanese home cooking   Every day, thousands of Australians stop in to a Japanese restaurant or lunch bar for a delicious, healthy meal. Words like ‘sushi’ ‘matcha’ and ‘ramen’ are a part of our vocabulary, and we are becoming well acquainted with different face… Read More

SUSHI TRAIN

Sydney Food and Drink GJ Editor GJ Editor

Easy, tasty Japanese snack time In and out: sushi is the perfect snack in a hurry Explore the amazing side menu and desserts Take home a party platter and enjoy sushi at home   Sushi Train has been an integral part of making sushi happen in Australia, and they are celebrating… Read More

RAMEN

Sydney Food and Drink GJ Editor GJ Editor

Ramen dining 2.0 Slurping: the key to appreciating ramen Enjoying the ‘men’ of ramen Upgrading your ramen dining experience   The hearty goodness that is ramen is loved by many Australians, among other diners around the world today. The Ippudo restaurant chain is one of the t… Read More

SUSHI

Sydney Food and Drink GJ Editor GJ Editor

How to eat sushi like a sushi chef Fish first into the soy sauce - sushi etiquette you mustn’t forget Eat sushi the connoisseur’s way Side menus that improve your sushi dining experience Sushi is a big part of the everyday Australian food culture now, so it’s time to start perfecting t… Read More

Powder bliss in Nagano ; MYOKO

Niigata Tours & Activities GJ Editor GJ Editor

> 14 metres of amazing powder a season > Five different types of hot spring water > Fresh seafood from the Sea of Japan   Myoko is a vintage Japanese alpine retreat, comprised of nine different slopes and seven hot spring villages. The area is situated in the heavy snowfal… Read More

Naeba Ski Resort

Niigata Tours & Activities GJ Editor GJ Editor

CLOSER THAN YOU THINK From its 1,789-metre summit over 889 metres of vertical, Naeba Ski Resort has a total of 22 courses. It is also connected to Kagura Ski Resort next door by the 5,481-metre Dragondola, overwhelmingly Japan's longest. Standout amenities include the 1,224-room Naeba Prince… Read More

Kagura Ski Resort

Niigata Tours & Activities GJ Editor GJ Editor

TOP SHELF Consisting of the Kagura, Tashiro and Mitsumata areas, Kagura Ski Resort is known for its high-quality powder, snow parks, exciting backcountry courses and lengthy tree runs from its 1,845-metre summit. This 23-course ski field is open from late November to late May, and its Powder… Read More

Powder bliss in Nagano ; NOZAWA ONSEN

Nagano Basics GJ Editor GJ Editor

> Deep powder resort with a vast slope area > Grand samurai-era bathhouses and inns > Traditional hot spring healing destination Nozawa Onsen has depth as a snow holiday destination in more ways than one. The first things that come to mind for skiers and snowboarders are its avera… Read More

Nozawa Onsen Snow Resort

Nagano Tours & Activities GJ Editor GJ Editor

QUALITY AND QUANTITY Nozawa Onsen Snow Resort redefines the meaning of 'powder dump'. Fine, dry powder cascades down on the resort during a long season from December to May, and the snow pack reaches depths of over five metres around its 1,650-metre summit, Mt Kenashi. There are ungroomed burns … Read More

Madarao Mountain Resort

Nagano Tours & Activities GJ Editor GJ Editor

UTOPIAN POWDER RESORT Madarao Mountain Resort is loved by many, thanks to its amazing variety of 'Madapow'-laden slopes. A 1,382-metre mountain accessible in under 2.5 hours from Tokyo via bullet train to Iiyama Station and shuttle bus, it features 30 separate courses. Some 60% of these are … Read More

Tangram Madarao Tokyu Resort

Nagano Tours & Activities GJ Editor GJ Editor

ONE-STOP POWDER SHOP Tangram Madarao Tokyu Resort has refined every element required for a great holiday for guests of all ages, and with two hotels right next to the ski fields, it’s the ultimate one-stop powder shop. Tangram Ski Circus, the north-facing ski field at the resort, is covered … Read More

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