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Paul Sheehan / Golf in Japan

Tours & Activities GJ Editor

If you are a keen golfer who has always wanted to visit Japan, the best way to get an incredible cultural and professional experience is with Paul Sheehan. Paul has shared his experiences as a professional golfer to give you an idea of what it’s like to play golf in Japan and the stunning experienc… Read More

MIYACOZOME for an Ideal Fabric Dyeing Solution

Tokyo Art GJ Editor

Fabric Dyeing has always been an enjoyable activity. One of its attractions is not only the beautiful results that you can easily achieve but how simple and quick the process is. The best part of fabric dyeing is that everyone can participate in the process. There is less of a chance that the f… Read More

Joe Gaughwin / Golf in Japan

Discover GJ Editor

Only a few know about the beauty of golf in Japan as the information is not widely open to the world. Now with more and more Japan regions promoting their wonderful courses overseas, Joe Gaughwin is one of the first golfers who had his eye on the potential of golf in Japan in the early 2000s and bo… Read More

Food, Art, and Island Hopping in Kagawa

Kagawa Culture GJ Editor

Don’t be fooled by its size - there’s a lot going on in Kagawa! Despite being the smallest prefecture in Japan, it’s extremely well known for its cutting-edge art scene, traditional lacquerware, stunning gardens, and deep gourmet culture. This tucked-away slice of Japan is not to be overlooked!… Read More

A Body Slam into the world of Sumo

Culture Ari Gorney

Martial Arts and Japan have a rich, deep and beautiful history together, so it is to no surprise that Sumo wrestling is Japan’s national sport. Sumo is one of Japan’s most well-known sports, and a highly authentic Japanese cultural experience in and of itself. The sport from the offset seems quite … Read More

“Cash is King” and the “IC Card is Queen”

Culture Ari Gorney

In Japan, the saying is “Cash is King”, with the society being so reliant of using physical money for purchases such as restaurants, supermarkets, and a multitude of other locations. But if the saying goes “Cash is King” then in recent times certainly it can be said that the “IC Card is Queen” with… Read More

Setsubun: Out with the Old, in with the Ogres

Culture Ari Gorney

An aspect of Japan that I absolutely love is that there are very distinct seasons. Unlike Australia, where you could have winter and summer on the same day, Japan has four well defined seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. It is refreshing to see a change of season almost in an instant, from… Read More

The History and Traditions of New Year’s Cuisine

Culture Ari Gorney

あけましておめでとうございます (Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu)。 今年もよろしくお願いします (Kotoshi mo yoroshiku onegaishimasu)。 Happy New Year! We look forward for you to join us again this year and reading through our content. The year 2021 has arrived, and the New Year in Japan one of th… Read More

A history of the Kanji of the Year

Language Ari Gorney

On December 12 2020, all eyes were on Kiyomizudera Temple in Kyoto where the "Kanji of the Year" was revealed to the public who voted on choosing what best represents that year. Seihan Mori, the head abbot of the temple, took his usual place in front of a blank board on the site’s famous balcony, r… Read More

Celebrate Halloween Parades in Tokyo

Tokyo Entertainment Vivianne Tran

Tokyo is gaining attention for its creative and festive approach to halloween by taking it to a whole new level!  Tokyo's approach is a bit different as it focuses less on the spooky side of this festive season. Instead, it is viewed more of a time to be inventive with dress up costumes. Also, it's… Read More

Top Fireworks in Japan

Entertainment Ying-Ying Lee

No summer in Japan is complete without a good fireworks show. From being a simple entertainment in the Edo period, it has now turned into fine arts. Hence, pyrotechnicians from all over Japan gather together to compete for the top spot each year. Undoubtedly, your mind will be blown away! &n… Read More

Tokyo’s Izakaya night bars guide!

Tokyo Food and Drink Vivianne Tran

Have you guys heard of Japan’s favourite hangout place, Izakaya? If this sounds foreign to you, allow me to explain what it is. Izakaya is a type of casual Japanese-style bar/pub (the midpoint between a bar and a restaurant), serving a range of Japanese alcoholic drinks and top-notch snacks to acc… Read More