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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

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

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

Yomiuriland

Entertainment GJ Editor GJ Editor

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

Celebrating love in Japan

Tokyo Event Ayla Yuile Ayla Yuile

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

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

Theme park hopping in Japan

Kyoto Entertainment GJ Editor GJ Editor

Leah, her two children and partner visited Japan for the very first time over Easter break 2017. During their holiday they visited Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto. And in each city, they visited one theme park: Tokyo DisneySea, Universal Studios Japan and Toei Studio Park ‘Before heading to a travel dest… Read More

The Takarazuka Revue

Hyogo Culture Alison Muir Alison Muir

In the Takarazuka Revue, all the women are beautiful – and so are the men. The motto of the Takarazuka Revue is "kiyoku, tadashiku, utsukushiku" – a reminder to live with purity, integrity, and beauty. These are three qualities that the founder of this all-female musical theatre troupe, Ichizo K… Read More

Just one day at Universal Studios Japan…

Osaka Entertainment Ayla Yuile Ayla Yuile

For most visitors, a day at Universal Studios Japan begins at Osaka station hopping aboard a train on the JR Sakurajima (also known as Yumesaki) line. Even at 10am on a weekday, you can expect the carriages to be packed to the roof with excited families, school kids, groups of young women and men, … Read More

Robot Restaurant

Tokyo Entertainment Ayla Yuile Ayla Yuile

Just a hop and a skip away from Shinjuku station, in the glitzy town of Kabuki-chō - one of Tokyo’s most famous entertainment districts - is Robot Restaurant. The walk over to the restaurant from Shinjuku station, as well as the entrance to Kabuki-chō is filled with bright signage and borderline-il… Read More

ROBOT RESTAURANT

Tokyo Entertainment G'Day Japan!

Battle scenes by fearsome robots and tantalizing dancers burst across the neon lit floor to the pumping music... Imagine what Ridley Scott and Armin van Buuren would come up with if they co-directed a movie, and you have the nightly show at Robot Restaurant. It's one of the greatest and quirkie… Read More