The open air bath at Ryounkaku looks over spectacular views throughout the year and it’s no surprise. This onsen (hot spring) and accommodation are located higher than any others in Hokkaido.
Ryounkaku is not only a comfortable hotel but it welcomes day-trippers who come to enjoy their delicious… Read More
Founded in 1985, Sapporo Ramen Daishin celebrated their 30th anniversary in 2016, and has since opened in Kutchan! This restaurant has a lovely rustic interior like a cosy mountain cabin. Since its founding, the business has been passed on through the generations, recipes taught, adapted and beauti… Read More
Owing to its enviously diverse slopes of icing sugar “Madapow”, Madarao Mountain Resort is a true treasure. Madarao is within 2.5 hours’ reach from Tokyo, with a comfortable bullet train ride to Iiyama Station followed by a short shuttle bus. It’s here skiers and boarders find 31 unique courses wit… Read More
Chalet Burlap Furanui is a friendly and charming hotel and a great choice for travelers looking for a ski holiday or a journey through nature on summer holidays!
The hotel is located at Kitanomine, the north base of Mt. Furano-Nishi. It’s just 5-minute walk away from the nearest Kitanomine ski z… Read More
Grand Park Otaru is the only international luxury hotel in Otaru, offering magnificent view of Ishikari Bay from spacious guest rooms and restaurants.
The 18-storey hotel is adjacent to Wing Bay Otaru, one of Hokkaido’s largest shopping malls, which is connected to the JR Otaru Chikko station.… Read More
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Left: Rugby World / Right: ABCWe had the rare privilege of talking all things Rugby World Cup with legendary former Wallabies captain, Nick Farr-Jones. In anticipation of the world cup in Japan this year, he had much to say about the significance of Japan being host to the… Read More
We sat down with legendary Rugby League and Rugby Union player Craig Wing, who was a star player for team Japan in the 2015 Rugby World Cup- England.
He spoke fondly of his time in Japan, and gave us an insight to the upcoming Rugby World Cup, as well as the best ways of enjoying Japan.
On hi… Read More
The Australian summer is coming to an end with cooler nights and a growing apatite for something delicious and soupy. If we were in Japan, it'll be around the time when we pull out the table top stove to get 'Nabe season' started. Sydney's number 1 Japanese supermarket, Tokyo Mart shared with us th… Read More
Japan and its transport systems are famous for its efficiency and convenience. But just when you think travelling in Japan can't get any better, it does!
Many Australians travel to East Japan each year, whether it's for the snow, for culture or to just explore Japan beyond its major cities, area… Read More
We interviewed a Sake specialist in Sydney!
We recently visited Tokyo Mart in Sydney's north, where you can satisfy all of your Japanese food and lifestyle needs!
This time we got to speak to Mr. Iwamoto, an expert on Sake who spoke to us with much passion and knowledge.
On the types… Read More
A peek into the craftsmanship found in the city of Asahikawa, Hokkaido.
Hokkaido is well known for its abundance in nature, and in the context of tourism, it is most famous for its snow destinations and its delicious produce.
But there is another layer to Hokkaido that Australians are yet to … Read More
Follow @puroland_global on Instagram for all things kawaii and Hello Kitty now, and get a kawaii present from the Sanrio booth at Matsuri Japan Festival this year (Dec 8)!
On top of that, they are also giving away 10 passes to Sanrio Puroland to FIVE people that visit the booth. So you are going t… Read More
It's almost here! The annual Matsuri Japan Festival is back again this year on the 8th of December, at Tumbalong Park in Darling Harbour.This festival has become a summer staple for Sydney residents, 12 years since its in augural event, held in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Japan and Aus… Read More
Hop on the Samurai Train to Nikko and travel back to the age of the Samurai.
The Samurai Train Project has launched an exciting tour that will have pariticpants immersing themselves in the world of the Samurais.
The tour begins on the Samurai Train that is chartered exclusively for the tour. Ab… Read More
Yomiuriland is one of Tokyo’s most popular amusement parks. This family friendly park has 44 different attractions that is full of fun for people of all ages. Throughout the year, they host exciting events: from fun in the sun at their outdoor pool during summer to their annual illumination event, … Read More
Tokyo Mart is one of Sydney’s very few purely Japanese supermarkets, located in the lovely suburb of Northbridge. The store offers everything from the basics and the essentials of Japanese cooking, to a fantastic selection of Sakes, Japanese sweets and snacks, as well as cute and useful day-to-day … Read More
Although it’s slightly hidden in a back alley, away from the main street of Kanda-ogawa, Liberty is one store that’s hard to miss. The two bright lightening strikes that decorate the building announces its presence to every passer by.
It’s not just the decoration that’s interesting about Liberty… Read More
Snowboarders couldn’t possibly go past F.Janck – a mega store that specialises in all things snowboard – it’s a one stop shop that stocks everything from equipments big and small to snowboarding apparel and accessories.
It’s no surprise that the store needs four floors, the F.Janck prides itself… Read More
One Make is a fairly recent addition to the Kanda-ogawa machi shopping district. Opened just three years ago on the main street of Yasukuni-dori, One Make specialises in snowboarding equipment.
The spacious store is filled the best and latest in snowboarding goods all displayed beautifully, espe… Read More
There are countless ski and snowboard specialty stores in Kanda-ogawa but not many can compete with Fuso Ski & Snowboard’s floorspace. With such a massive store, you can expect to find a wide range of ski and snowboarding equipments as well as snow apparel and accessories. Fuso Ski & Snowbo… Read More