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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

The charms of Yamagata’s hot spring inns

Yamagata Discover G'Day Japan!

Lounging around in a comfy yukata kimono, eating delicious gourmet cuisine, ready to slide into a hot spring at a moment’s notice – there’s nothing quite like the luxury of a hot spring inn, or 'onsen ryokan'. Yamagata Prefecture is rich in historic hot spring inn communities, some hidden away in r… Read More

ECHIGO-YUZAWA

Niigata Food and Drink G'Day Japan!

Romantic hot spring town on the doorstep of the snow country Echigo-Yuzawa inspired the Nobel Prize-winning novel 'Snow Country', and has created a dream-like legacy of romance in the white winters of the north-eastern Japanese countryside. Snow Country was born from the pen of Yasunari Kawabat… Read More

YOMASE ONSEN

Nagano Discover G'Day Japan!

Meditate on the Zenkōji Plain from an amazing hot spring Yomase Onsen is a small hot spring oasis with incredible views from Kita Shiga Kogen's 1,352-metre Mt Kosha. With snowflakes melting on them as they fall, skiers and snowboarders soak in its famous Tōmi-no-yu outdoor baths (rotenburo) du… Read More

TOGURA-KAMIYAMADA ONSEN

Nagano Discover G'Day Japan!

Welcoming hot spring town with retro charm Togura-Kamiyamada Onsen carved itself a place on Japan's hot spring destination map just over 120 years ago in 1893. Times were tough, and to revive the local economy, the head of the town implemented a plan to dig for hot springs. Since the waters beg… Read More

FURANO

Hokkaido Food and Drink G'Day Japan!

The beautiful heart of frontier Japan Quintessentially still a country town, Furano has Eden-like qualities that have long attracted nature-lovers, artists, photographers and film crews. Its seasons are similar to Northern Europe, with heavy snows blanketing the landscape in winter, and mil… Read More

OTARU

Hokkaido Food and Drink G'Day Japan!

Fall in love with Hokkaido's historic port A fishing port close to Sapporo, Hokkaido's capital, Otaru grew with the development of the island's rail network to inland coal fields during the nineteenth century. Beautifully maintained European heritage buildings constructed during this era still… Read More

SIDETRACKED IN ISHIKAWA

Ishikawa Culture G'Day Japan!

The bullet train journey from Tokyo through the Japan Alps to Ishikawa Prefecture is like being fast-forwarded through a Japanese winter hall of fame; a snow resort from the Nagano Winter Olympics here, a hot spring retreat that inspired a Nobel Prize-winning novel there. The pot of gold at the end… Read More

TOKYO STYLE

Tokyo Discover G'Day Japan!

Edomae sushi In the days before refrigeration, soy sauce, salt, vinegar and wasabi weren't just optional extras with sushi; they were essential ingredients used to preserve the texture of fish, and keep bacteria from rapidly invading. The creative use of these ingredients established a numbe… Read More

Bright and innovative by night…

Osaka Discover G'Day Japan!

Loud and proud nightlife hub Dotonbori Dotonbori prides itself as the most popular entertainment district in Osaka; Encompassing both sides of the Dotonbori canal, the area is home to many of Osaka’s signature nightlife destinations. The best way to begin your adventure there is with a walk… Read More

RESORT HOTEL STYLE IN APPI

Iwate Basics G'Day Japan!

HOTEL APPI GRAND With ski-in, ski-out access to the slopes, fine-dining restaurants and hot spring baths, Hotel APPI Grand provides its guests with luxury and convenience. The hotel is a creation of pioneering Japanese designer Yusaku Kamekura, and with an eye-catching lemon-coloured exterior, is… Read More