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Japan, Winter Illuminations Guide 2020-2021

Tokyo Event Vivianne Tran Vivianne Tran

If you're wondering what else is there to do in Japan's winter besides skiing or hot springs, then we just might have the perfect idea for you. What does Japan do best? Their awesome illuminations! Japan will tap into your wildest imagination with their divine winter illuminations that light up the… Read More

8 Kawaii sweets you can find in Tokyo

Tokyo Food and Drink GJ Editor GJ Editor

Hello Kitty, Rilakkuma and Gudetama.... Japan is well known for its Kawaii culture. It is easy to find Kawaii everywhere in Japan from fashion to goods to sweets. Here is a guide for where you can find extra Kawaii treats in Tokyo! 1. Eiswelt Gelato Photo credit  If you are looking for … Read More

Summer Festivals in Japan

Tokyo Culture Alyssa Low Alyssa Low

Summertime in Japan is associated with music, dance, and festivities. Almost every area has at least one local festival (matsuri) in late summer/ early autumn, where the celebrations are mostly centred around the paddy harvest. While there are no specific dates for when the festivals occur, they ar… Read More

The Wonder of Solo Activities in Japan

Sydney Discover GJ Editor GJ Editor

Harmony is heavily valued in Japanese society, with the tendency to emphasise groups over individuals. This is said to have emerged from Japanese geography, history and culture. Being isolated from other countries, Japan has yet to experience major racial or cultural invasion, making the country ho… Read More

Upcoming Theme Parks and Events from 2020 to 2022

Tokyo Event GJ Editor GJ Editor

Where are you now? Majority of the answers now would be 'home.' Since social distancing started, home is literally the only place we know. Your day passes in the same rooms; and it doesn’t matter whether you are eating, studying, working or hanging out with your family members or friends online, it… Read More

The 10 Most Interesting Buildings in Omotesando

Tokyo Art Alyssa Low Alyssa Low

Branded stores line the streets of Omotesando, and it is not difficult to see that most of the buildings are significantly different from each other. Most of these big brands engaged famous Japanese architects and internationally acclaimed ones to design their shop facade, making Omotesando unique … Read More

TOKYO

Tokyo Travel Information GJ Editor GJ Editor

The largest city in the world by population, Greater Tokyo sprawls as far as the eye can see from the skyscrapers of Shinjuku, towards the silhouette of Mount Fuji on the horizon. One of the most iconic of these skyscrapers is the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building; designed to resemble a gi… Read More

KANDA-OGAWA

Tokyo Travel Information GJ Editor GJ Editor

Kanda-Ogawa - where skiers can shop till they drop! Kanda-ogawa is located in the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo - just 10 minutes from Japan’s electric city, Akihabara. Kanda-ogawa is known as the number 1 sporting goods shopping district in Tokyo, if not in Japan! The town has been around since Japa… Read More

Liberty

Tokyo Snow Gear GJ Editor GJ Editor

Although it’s slightly hidden in a back alley, away from the main street of Kanda-ogawa, Liberty is one store that’s hard to miss. The two bright lightening strikes that decorate the building announces its presence to every passer by. It’s not just the decoration that’s interesting about Liberty… Read More

F.Janck

Tokyo Snow Gear GJ Editor GJ Editor

Snowboarders couldn’t possibly go past F.Janck – a mega store that specialises in all things snowboard – it’s a one stop shop that stocks everything from equipments big and small to snowboarding apparel and accessories. It’s no surprise that the store needs four floors, the F.Janck prides itself… Read More

One Make

Tokyo Snow Gear GJ Editor GJ Editor

One Make is a fairly recent addition to the Kanda-ogawa machi shopping district. Opened just three years ago on the main street of Yasukuni-dori, One Make specialises in snowboarding equipment. The spacious store is filled the best and latest in snowboarding goods all displayed beautifully, espe… Read More

Fuso Ski & Snowboard

Tokyo Snow Gear GJ Editor GJ Editor

There are countless ski and snowboard specialty stores in Kanda-ogawa but not many can compete with Fuso Ski & Snowboard’s floorspace. With such a massive store, you can expect to find a wide range of ski and snowboarding equipments as well as snow apparel and accessories. Fuso Ski & Snowbo… Read More

Ski Shop Vail

Tokyo Snow Gear GJ Editor GJ Editor

Ski Shop Vail opened in June, 2012, and has already established itself within Kanda-ogawa as a major player. The store belongs to a family of specialty stores that have been in the area for over 50 years: Ski Shop Vail has lived up to their standards with superbly refined customer service. The m… Read More