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Why the JR East Pass is a MUST have

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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

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

Golden Week 2018!

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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

Kansai Tourism Seminar Report

Osaka Event Ayla Yuile Ayla Yuile

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 want to go to Tokushima!!

Tokushima Event Ayla Yuile Ayla Yuile

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

Yamagata Snow Festival

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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

Zao Onsen Ski Resort

Yamagata Event G'Day Japan!

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 Hakka in Sydney!

Ishikawa Event Ayla Yuile Ayla Yuile

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


Niigata Event G'Day Japan!

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


Hokkaido Event G'Day Japan!

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