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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

Shop like a local: Ameya Yokocho

Tokyo Shopping Ayla Yuile Ayla Yuile

A common problem when departing Japan is luggage allowance - it is just way too much fun to shop in Japan and it's no surprise that many of us get overexcited and over-buy during our stay. Unfortunately if you're looking for a way not to over-shop, this article isn't for you but if you want to know… Read More

Tokyo’s whackiest hotels!

Tokyo Basics Ayla Yuile Ayla Yuile

Japan has this special power of going the extra mile in anything they set out to do. This includes their commitment and love for the more whacky and kooky side of Japanese culture. From theme parks to themed restaurants and food, to Hello Kitty trains and Anime themed planes, the whacky and kooky m… Read More

Hello Kitty Palooza in Japan!

Osaka Manga and Anime Ayla Yuile Ayla Yuile

Hello Kitty and the whole of Sanrio Universe are the corner stone of the Japanese kawaii culture. Whether you are obsessed with Hello Kitty already or have a soft spot for anything cute and pastel coloured, you want to keep on reading. Hello Kitty is everywhere in Japan - it's at the supermarket… Read More

TOKYO TOWER VS TOKYO SKYTREE

Tokyo Basics Ayla Yuile Ayla Yuile

Tokyo city is full of towering buildings, but did you know there are two rivalling towers there? Image via Klook Both Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Skytree are free standing broadcasting towers. They are both quite tall and visitors can take a long elevator ride up to look over Tokyo city, but that's as … Read More

UNIQUELY TOKYO

Tokyo Culture GJ Editor GJ Editor

Speaking to visitors on the ground about six of Tokyo's must-visit spots From shopping and fashion to delicious food and traditional culture‭, ‬the bustling capital of Japan has so much to offer‭, ‬while also being close to attractions like Mount Fuji‭, ‬Hakone and Nikko‭. ‬We asked visitors at si… Read More

Tokyo on two wheels

Tokyo Tours & Activities GJ Editor GJ Editor

Melanie booked her trip to Japan wanting to immerse herself in a culture she was unaware of, yet interested in. She had no idea where to go or what to expect, and in her search for tours and experiences, she came across Freewheeling Japan, a cycling tour of Tokyo city. The tour guide was an America… Read More

A date with Tokyo city

Tokyo Discover GJ Editor GJ Editor

Going on a date in Tokyo is essentially a date with the city itself. You get to know each other just by being there, and wherever you look, something fascinating is looking right back at you. My ideal date with Tokyo city begins in Omotesandō, exploring the streets to find a cute cafe to brunch … Read More

The frenetic, fashionable Shibuya

Tokyo Discover GJ Editor GJ Editor

Nursing a warm latte, the famous Shibuya scramble crossing sprawls beneath me. My eyes wander over brightly coloured billboards, trucks that blare out J-pop tunes, and young pretty things immaculately dressed, sharing the streets with salarymen and the eccentric. I’m in Shibuya, one of Tokyo’s most… Read More

Sumo wrestling in Ryogoku

Tokyo Discover GJ Editor GJ Editor

There are many sumo stables in Tokyo’s Ryogoku district, but only a small handful offer access to tourists. Even then, their requirements are so strict that you really must be part of a guided tour - a traditional Japan bucket list essential. Kasugano Beya, near Ryogoku Station, is perhaps the … 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

DAY ONE: NATURAL IMMERSION

Kanagawa Discover GJ Editor GJ Editor

Owakudani geothermal area, Mount Fuji, Lake Ashi and Tonosawa hot springs     At 1,050 metres above sea level, the Owakudani geothermal area offers one of Hakone's best views of Mount Fuji. This valley steams and hisses with vapour coming straight through the earth's crust, and… Read More

TWO DAYS IN HOT SPRING HEAVEN, HAKONE

Kanagawa Hot Springs GJ Editor GJ Editor

With spectacular views of Mount Fuji and abundant natural hot springs, Hakone is a rewarding short trip close to Tokyo     Hakone has long been a favourite getaway spot for Tokyoites. An historic hot spring town located some 80 kilometres away from the city in Kanagawa Prefect… Read More

DAY TWO: HISTORY, CULTURE AND ART

Kanagawa Historic Sites GJ Editor GJ Editor

Hakone Sekisho checkpoint, Hakone Shrine, and the Hakone Open-Air Museum     As the tenth post town on the old Tōkaidō highway from Tokyo, Hakone was strategically important to the samurai government of Japan's Edo era (1603-1867). Its Hakone Sekisho building served as a checkp… Read More

Travel Support GPA

Chiba Car Rental & Delivery Services G'Day Japan!

Experience hands-free travel! Lugging around big suitcases and ski equipments to your hotel from the airport can be a real nightmare. So, why not drop your bags off at the airport and begin your holiday hands-free? GPA's baggage delivery service has been recognised by the Japanese governmen… Read More

Travel Support GPA

Chiba Car Rental & Delivery Services G'Day Japan!

Culturally rich, regionally diverse and technologically advanced, Japan offers an experience that is truly unique. To make your trip truly convenient as well! You can rely on the team Green Port Agency to organise your luggage delivery to your destination, right as you step off the plane at Narita… Read More

15 AWESOME THINGS TO DO IN TOKYO

Tokyo Discover G'Day Japan!

Welcome to Tokyo, the only place in the world that you can eat Michelin-starred food for under $10, sleep in a capsule, or watch live baseball at 4am in the morning. It is without a doubt one of the busiest, craziest, more bizarre cities on the planet! The list of things you can do here is lite… Read More

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