THE WONDERFUL STREET FOOD OF JAPAN
Whether you’re a foodie or not, Japanese food is a highlight for any trip to Japan! Street food stalls or 'Yatai' in Japanese, are especially notable for providing mouth-watering dishes during summer festivals or street fairs. Immerse yourself within Japanese str… Read More
Every spring, Japan expects an influx of tourists who hope to catch a glimpse of the popular cherry blossom flowers, or sakura, that adorn the country. However, there is much more to Japanese spring than sakura. So, why not attend some of these other festivals that occur during the Japanese Springt… 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
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
This week over Golden Week it was also pride week in Tokyo as well. Hosted by the Tokyo Rainbow Pride and a slew of sponsors including politicians and corporate companies such as Playstation and Lush Cosmetics. Many events such as seminars, meet ups, yoga in the park as well as movie screenings hel… Read More
Here in Australia we've just had Easter long weekend and then ANZAC Day, now it's Japan's turn to have a nice long block of public holidays!
The first week of May (between the 29th of April and 5th of May) is known as Golden Week in Japan. During this week there are four national holidays, makin… Read More
Do you know what’s in the centre of Japan?
The Kansai region known as western Japan is located in the middle of Honshu (the main island of Japan). Not only that, the Kansai region was at the centre of Japanese politics and culture until the 19th century. The region consists of 10 prefectures and m… Read More
We were invited to join the Discover Tokushima Tourism Seminar in early February and there we got to learn what a wonderful and mystical place Tokushima is. By the time we left the seminar we were ready to pack our hiking boots and be on our way to enjoy all that Tokushima has to offer.
In recent … Read More
Located just 2.5 hours north of Tokyo is Yamagata Prefecture - the powder rich and culturally rich ‘hot spring kingdom’ of the Tohoku area.
Yamagata is known to be one of Japan’s heaviest snowfall areas, which attracts many during snow season every year, but it is also known well for the strong pr… Read More
An invitation to get to know Japan in Sydney
Japan and its unique culture continue to fascinate thousands of Australians, and whether it be food, fashion, beauty or traditional arts, more and more are seeking it out at home.
The Ultimate Japanese Staycation Guide takes a tour of the Japanese … Read More
www.zao-spa.or.jp/english/index.html | Zao Onsen, Yamagata-shi | 2+81-23-694-9328 | Open 8:15-21:00 | Travelling Times to Zao Onsen Ski Resort Tokyo: 3 hrs (train), Osaka: 5 hrs (train)
SNOW MONSTER COUNTRY
Zao Onsen Ski Resort is one of Japan's vintage snow resorts, fam… Read More
Kanazawa City has recently become easily accessible thanks to the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen (bullet train) ride. This has brought many visitors to the city where you can still enjoy a beautiful, traditional Japanese townscape and culture.
The CEOs and general managers of eight metropoli… Read More
Choosing the resort area that's right for you
The 12 ski resorts around Echigo-Yuzawa are spread across three different areas: Yuzawa-Kandatsu, Naeba-Kagura and Tsuchitaru. They're filled with fun, exciting runs and amazing scenery, attracting everyone from kids putting on a set of skis for the … Read More
Home of Hokkaido's larger-than-life snow festival
The Sapporo Snow Festival (Sapporo Yuki Matsuri) is one of the biggest highlights of the winter season in Japan. For a week in February every year, hundreds of ice sculptures and statues take over Sapporo's Odori Park, and Tsudome and Susukino … Read More