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Fukuoka City

Fukuoka Discover GJ Editor

The fifth biggest city in Japan (by population) and the biggest in Kyushu, Fukuoka, is a southern mecca of cultural diversity, adventure, and seasonal delights. It's located at the doorstep of Asia, meaning that it's long been a popular destination for international travellers from the Asia region,… Read More

Beppu City

Oita Discover GJ Editor

Well-known and very well-loved by domestic tourists, Beppu is still a mysterious, steaming onsen secret for many international guests. The coastal town is located in Oita Prefecture, which sits on the eastern side of Kyushu, one of Japan's most fascinating and volcanic rich islands. For those w… Read More

Arita Town

Saga Discover GJ Editor

Located in the laid-back prefecture of Saga is Arita, a town that, while small in terms of population, has a very long history. This town is the home of Arita Ware, one of Japan's most influential ceramic and craft movements. It's a wonderful place to explore with beautiful natural scenery, plenty … Read More

Nagasaki City

Nagasaki Discover GJ Editor

A scenic port city with a history that's as fascinating and moving as it is diverse, Nagasaki city is a Japanese city like no other. From hidden Christian cultural relics, devastating museums to densely populated mining islands, European style architecture, modern charms, and one of the most gorgeo… Read More

Kumamoto City

Kumamoto Discover GJ Editor

Kumamoto is one of Japan's most stunning and underrated cities, it’s home to fascinating architecture, excellent gastronomic options, and friendly locals, a spirit that's nothing short of inspiring, this is a city worth adding to your Japan itinerary. Here's a guide to just a handful of highlights.… Read More

Eat the Feast of Nagoya!

Sydney Event GJ Editor

Do you love Japanese food? Then try out the unique local dishes from Nagoya, Japan, known as Nagoya Meshi, at the ‘Eat the Feast of Nagoya’ food fair. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the sister-city relationship between Nagoya and Sydney, a well-renowned restaurant, ‘YAYOI’, will be runnin… 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

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

Top Kyoto Cafes for Matcha Lovers

Kyoto Food and Drink Ying-Ying Lee

It is funny how the more you cannot have something, the more you want it. Has anyone been craving matcha since the start of COVID-19? This superfood has taken the world by a storm. Not only is the green powder recognized for its health benefits, but also its ability to be incorporated in a wide var… Read More

Discovering the local Cuisine of Shikoku

Kochi Food and Drink Ari Gorney

Hidden away below Okayama prefecture lies the island of Shikoku, and the 4 prefectures that consist of it. Ehime, Kanagawa, Tokushima and Kochi Prefecture. Shikoku is the smallest of the 4 major islands of Japan, and due to the limited transportation options, and lack of Shinkansen line running thr… Read More

Enjoy seasonal fruit picking at Okayama!

Okayama Discover Vivianne Tran

Okayama is pleasantly gifted with a mild climate with a higher chance of sunny days outrunning rainy days, in comparison to other parts of Japan. Okayama Prefecture is located south of Chugoku Region and Honshu Island. This makes it the perfect place for growing all kinds of sweet, high quality fru… Read More

7 Amazing Vegan Restaurants in Japan

Tokyo Food and Drink Paulina Rozbicki

When people talk about vegan food they might not associate Japan with having a lot of options. But today we’re here to show you that Japan does have vegan food and it’s both healthy and delicious. We’ve compiled a list of 7 amazing vegan restaurants in Japan so you won’t have to spend a lot of time… Read More