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Jonathan Kellerman / Golf in Japan

Tours & Activities GJ Editor GJ Editor

You might not have encountered anyone who actually has played golf in Japan. So how is Japan perceived as a ‘golfing destination’ from those experienced? We were lucky enough to have a chat with Jonathan- a South African golfer residing in Japan who has had numerous opportunities to hit the tee in … Read More

10 Best Foods in Fukuoka You Cannot Miss

Fukuoka Food and Drink GJ Editor GJ Editor

Whenever people mention Fukuoka Prefecture, most people think about the delicious food they can eat. With local dishes ranging from mouthwatering ramen to perfectly grilled yakitori, Fukuoka is truly a food heaven that will never let you down. In this Fukuoka food guide, we share the 10 best foods … Read More

8 Kawaii sweets you can find in Tokyo

Tokyo Food and Drink GJ Editor GJ Editor

Hello Kitty, Rilakkuma and Gudetama.... Japan is well known for its Kawaii culture. It is easy to find Kawaii everywhere in Japan from fashion to goods to sweets. Here is a guide for where you can find extra Kawaii treats in Tokyo! 1. Eiswelt Gelato Photo credit  If you are looking for … Read More

Beppu, Japan’s Hot Spring Heaven

Oita Hot Springs GJ Editor GJ Editor

Onsen, or Japanese hot spring, are public baths with geothermally-heated, mineral-rich spring water. They are synonymous with Japanese culture, but maybe a culture shock to non-Japanese. After all, soaking in the same bath with friends, family or strangers is not something non-Japanese may be used … Read More

The Wonder of Solo Activities in Japan

Sydney Discover GJ Editor GJ Editor

Harmony is heavily valued in Japanese society, with the tendency to emphasise groups over individuals. This is said to have emerged from Japanese geography, history and culture. Being isolated from other countries, Japan has yet to experience major racial or cultural invasion, making the country ho… Read More

Purikura-The Core of Kawaii Culture

Sydney Culture GJ Editor GJ Editor

Photos are a great way to preserve memorable moments. While the term 'selfie' only really became prevalent along with the advent of smartphones in recent years, Japan was perhaps the pioneer to develop something somewhat similar to this with the ‘Purikura' machine, a booth which produces stamp-size… Read More

6 Best Japanese Chain Restaurants

Sydney Food and Drink GJ Editor GJ Editor

Having authentic Japanese meals when in Japan is a must. Sushi, sashimi, tempura, onigiri, yakitori, the list goes on... This is what tourists typically crave for when they travel to Japan. However, there are also a whole lot of popular chain restaurants and fast-food stalls among the local Jap… Read More

The Recent Trend in Japanese Dating

Sydney Culture GJ Editor GJ Editor

Japan is currently struggling with an aging and shrinking population. The average age for first marriage shows that both men and women are getting married later than their previous generations. Numerous factors exist behind this trend such as the lack of confidence in their job security nor financi… Read More

The Incredible Train Rides of Japan

Yamanashi Transport GJ Editor GJ Editor

We all know that Japan is very capable of going beyond our expectations of converting something into more unique and extraordinary. The Robot Restaurant, vending machines, digital art museums and Pachinko... and train rides! While Japan is famously known for its efficient and extensive railway netw… Read More

Unique Table Manners in Japan

Sydney Culture GJ Editor GJ Editor

Every culture has its own table manner to follow and Japan is no exception. While Japanese will be generous and won’t be offended if you’re unable to conduct the correct table manners, it is always nice to understand and follow the common etiquettes to demonstrate your good manner and respect for t… Read More

Essential Japanese phrases for Japan Journey

Sydney Language GJ Editor GJ Editor

Tired of pointing and nodding? Here are some phrases to assist your trip to Japan! While the language barrier is still an issue in some areas, rest assured that you will be able to survive most of your journey (hopefully) and make your experience even better with the following. Please note, that yo… Read More

6 essential Nintendo Switch games

Sydney Entertainment GJ Editor GJ Editor

The rise of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused many at home in need of new activity and of course, new games. What better way than to enjoy fantasy and adventure with everyone’s favourite console, the Nintendo Switch. We have nitpicked essential Nintendo Switch games anyone can enjoy, check them out!… Read More

Entertaining Japanese Videos to Watch at Home

Sydney Discover GJ Editor GJ Editor

The current COVID-19 outbreak has caused unnecessary stress to many of us especially because of the uncertainty of it all. For now, let’s all play our part and heed the government’s advice to stay home unless necessary.  We’re just as bummed as you are to hear that so many events, … Read More

Upcoming Theme Parks and Events from 2020 to 2022

Tokyo Event GJ Editor GJ Editor

Where are you now? Majority of the answers now would be 'home.' Since social distancing started, home is literally the only place we know. Your day passes in the same rooms; and it doesn’t matter whether you are eating, studying, working or hanging out with your family members or friends online, it… Read More

Travel YouTube Channels about JAPAN

Sydney Entertainment GJ Editor GJ Editor

Feeling bored from being home all the time due to the current pandemic? Yes -- I understand we are all feeling frustrated from the travel ban. Until it's lifted, we can start planning and booking our next trip to JAPAN (especially for those who have travelling as their hobbies... ugh). Well, it's n… Read More