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Hokkaido Food and Drink GJ Editor GJ Editor

Niseko is very well known for their magnificent ski slopes and resorts, for their serene, atmospheric hot springs and Japanese baths, and for their mouth-watering restaurants and divine bars. Niseko is the perfect getaway where tourists have access to a range of sight-seeing activities and expe… Read More

AN Dining Cafe & Bar

Hokkaido Food and Drink GJ Editor GJ Editor

An Dining offers a special monthly menu carefully curated by head chef and owner Shinichi Maeda and his array of locally sourced and seasonally selected produce. Along with multiple fine dining, café and bar options, An Dining accommodates a wide range of dietary requirements including veget… 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!

Event Ayla Yuile Ayla Yuile

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

IZAKAYA

Sydney Food and Drink GJ Editor GJ Editor

The art of izakaya hospitality and dining The drinking order of a sake connoisseur The right sake temperature for the right dish Leaving the carbs to last The spirit of Japanese hospitality is known as ‘omotenashi’, and is all around you at an izayaka bar. It means entertaining guest… Read More

JAPANESE FOOD

Sydney Food and Drink GJ Editor GJ Editor

See it, buy it, try it: Japanese home cooking   Every day, thousands of Australians stop in to a Japanese restaurant or lunch bar for a delicious, healthy meal. Words like ‘sushi’ ‘matcha’ and ‘ramen’ are a part of our vocabulary, and we are becoming well acquainted with different face… Read More

SUSHI TRAIN

Sydney Food and Drink GJ Editor GJ Editor

Easy, tasty Japanese snack time In and out: sushi is the perfect snack in a hurry Explore the amazing side menu and desserts Take home a party platter and enjoy sushi at home   Sushi Train has been an integral part of making sushi happen in Australia, and they are celebrating… Read More

RAMEN

Sydney Food and Drink GJ Editor GJ Editor

Ramen dining 2.0 Slurping: the key to appreciating ramen Enjoying the ‘men’ of ramen Upgrading your ramen dining experience   The hearty goodness that is ramen is loved by many Australians, among other diners around the world today. The Ippudo restaurant chain is one of the t… Read More

SUSHI

Sydney Food and Drink GJ Editor GJ Editor

How to eat sushi like a sushi chef Fish first into the soy sauce - sushi etiquette you mustn’t forget Eat sushi the connoisseur’s way Side menus that improve your sushi dining experience Sushi is a big part of the everyday Australian food culture now, so it’s time to start perfecting t… Read More

Food you MUST try in Japan

Food and Drink GJ Editor GJ Editor

©Y.Shimizu/©JNTO Japan is the land of delicious food. With fresh produce and amazing flavours, it offers plenty of options for all of the foodies out there. Here are four must-trys:   Okonomiyaki A distant cousin of the pancake, okonomiyaki is simple, but oh-so-sa… Read More

Snowed under in Hokkaido ; OTARU

Hokkaido Food and Drink GJ Editor GJ Editor

A seafood lover's paradise near Sapporo, steeped in historic charm   A VISIT to Otaru is a trip back in time to nineteenth-century Japan. Beautifully maintained European heritage buildings constructed during this era still line its picturesque canal district, and on the inside, yield m… Read More

Powder bliss in Nagano-Niigata ; OMACHI

Nagano Discover GJ Editor GJ Editor

Enjoy the finer things in a hot spring town on Hakuba’s doorstep   Just 40 minutes from Hakuba, Omachi is local to the ski resorts of Kashimayari Sports Village and Jiigatake. Its hot spring area of Omachi Onsenkyō is set in deep forest, and skiers and snowboarders overnight here from … Read More

Hakuba 47 Mountain Sports Park

Nagano Food and Drink GJ Editor GJ Editor

AMAZING TERRAIN AND PARKS A distinctively Gen Y resort in comparison to the many baby boomers in the Hakuba Valley, Hakuba 47 was born in 1990, and has since risen to prominence as one of the valley’s premier all-season resorts. Its winter scenery is nothing short of magical, with a skyline … Read More

Snowed under in Hokkaido ; FURANO

Hokkaido Discover GJ Editor GJ Editor

> Full-service outdoor playground > Lower humidity means even drier powder snow > Authentic local culture and hospitality   Winter guests visit the city of Furano for skiing and snowboarding both locally, and nearby at backcountry spots and other resorts around the Hok… Read More

HOTEL GRAND PHENIX OKUSHIGA

Nagano Basics G'Day Japan!

HOTEL GRAND PHENIX OKUSHIGA Situated amongst the 1500 metre high Okushiga Kogen, Hotel Grand Phenix was made to please skiers and sport enthusiasts. The hotel has a warm atmosphere with touches of Europeanstyle decors. Each of the room is prepared to provide guests with the utmost comfort dur… Read More

NAGANO CITY Powder bliss in Nagano-Niigata

Nagano Culture G'Day Japan!

NAGANO CITY -> Convenient winter holiday base 79 minutes from Tokyo -> Close to the Hakuba Valley, Nozawa Onsen and the snow monkeys -> Local attractions include Zenkō-ji temple, a National Treasure of Japan Nagano City is more than a famous gateway for pilgrims to Zenkō-ji, its icon… Read More

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