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Paul Sheehan / Golf in Japan

Tours & Activities GJ Editor

If you are a keen golfer who has always wanted to visit Japan, the best way to get an incredible cultural and professional experience is with Paul Sheehan. Paul has shared his experiences as a professional golfer to give you an idea of what it’s like to play golf in Japan and the stunning experienc… Read More

Food, Art, and Island Hopping in Kagawa

Kagawa Culture GJ Editor

Don’t be fooled by its size - there’s a lot going on in Kagawa! Despite being the smallest prefecture in Japan, it’s extremely well known for its cutting-edge art scene, traditional lacquerware, stunning gardens, and deep gourmet culture. This tucked-away slice of Japan is not to be overlooked!… Read More

A Body Slam into the world of Sumo

Culture Ari Gorney

Martial Arts and Japan have a rich, deep and beautiful history together, so it is to no surprise that Sumo wrestling is Japan’s national sport. Sumo is one of Japan’s most well-known sports, and a highly authentic Japanese cultural experience in and of itself. The sport from the offset seems quite … Read More

“Cash is King” and the “IC Card is Queen”

Culture Ari Gorney

In Japan, the saying is “Cash is King”, with the society being so reliant of using physical money for purchases such as restaurants, supermarkets, and a multitude of other locations. But if the saying goes “Cash is King” then in recent times certainly it can be said that the “IC Card is Queen” with… Read More

Setsubun: Out with the Old, in with the Ogres

Culture Ari Gorney

An aspect of Japan that I absolutely love is that there are very distinct seasons. Unlike Australia, where you could have winter and summer on the same day, Japan has four well defined seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. It is refreshing to see a change of season almost in an instant, from… Read More

A history of the Kanji of the Year

Language Ari Gorney

On December 12 2020, all eyes were on Kiyomizudera Temple in Kyoto where the "Kanji of the Year" was revealed to the public who voted on choosing what best represents that year. Seihan Mori, the head abbot of the temple, took his usual place in front of a blank board on the site’s famous balcony, r… Read More

TOYOOKA

Hyogo Travel Information GJ Editor

Hot Spring Therapy that Heals Both the Body and Soul & Rejuvenate Your Body and Spirit in the Countryside of Japan Tucked away along Japan’s western coastline and surrounded by the natural beauty of the San’in Kaigan Geopark lies the city of Toyooka. Conveniently located only a few hours fro… Read More

SHIKOKU

Ehime Travel Information GJ Editor

Shikoku is an island of Japan, located to the southwest of Tokyo. Its name means four countries, and as the name suggests, it is made up of four prefectures; Tokushima, Kagawa, Kochi and Ehime. Shikoku came in the second one of the top Asian destination in Lonely Planet’s Best in the Asia Pacifi… Read More

FURANO

Hokkaido Travel Information 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 Hokkaido Powder Belt. Small… Read More

TOKYO

Tokyo Travel Information 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

SHIGA KOGEN

Nagano Travel Information GJ Editor

Shiga Kogen √ Japan's biggest ski resort area √ Hot spring heaven √ Snow Monkeys AND Snow Monsters Shiga Kogen is the collection of one of Japan’s largest ski resorts and hiking spots, conveniently located within the Joshin-etsu Kogen National Park, in Nagano Prefecture. Shiga Kogen area h… Read More

TAISETSU

Hokkaido Travel Information GJ Editor

Asahikawa City Great local resorts, after-ski entertainment and attractions Taisetsu* is a collection of magnificent mountains that form the central highlands of Hokkaido, and here you’ll find the largest national park in the country known as the Daisetsuzan National Park*. With mountains of … Read More

HAKUBA VALLEY

Nagano Travel Information GJ Editor

√ More than ten metres a season of the best powder you've never seen √ Amazing backcountry, hot springs and local dining and drinking √ International resort night life with great English tours and lessons Nine powder-rich resorts. One pass, a tap-and-go ticket gate system. The Hakuba Valley ju… Read More

KANDA-OGAWA

Tokyo Travel Information 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

RUSUTSU

Hokkaido Travel Information GJ Editor

Visit a featured ski resort RUSUTSU which has just joined the Epic Pass  January and February see Rusutsu’s Side Country Park come to life, with all sorts of ungroomed fun to be had within the west mountain’s tree run. In one of the many other tree run areas or on the groomers, the resort’s scho… Read More

NOZAWA ONSEN

Nagano Travel Information GJ Editor

√  Deep powder resort with a vast slope area √  Grand samurai-era bathhouses and inns √  Traditional hot spring healing destination The quaint village of Nozawa Onsen has long been known beyond the shores of Japan as a winter destination. The deep powder, great resort facilities and the fact t… Read More