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Hotel Mont Blanc Hakuba Group

Nagano Basics GJ Editor GJ Editor

The Hotel Mont Blanc Hakuba Group is made up of four different accommodations in Hakuba. Each has their offer something unique so between the four, there’s definitely something for everyone. There are three hotels, Mont Blanc, Sejour Mint and Hakuba Familia, as well as a cottage known as Hakuba Vac… Read More

Nagano Snow Shuttle

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The Nagano Snow Shuttle is the largest snow bus transfer operator in the central Japan region, with 6 return runs per day from both of Tokyo’s International Airports (4 to Narita, and 2 to Haneda), and includes all the major ski resorts in the Nagano Area (Hakuba Valley, Nozawa Onsen, Shiga Kog… Read More

Shinjuku Washington Hotel

Tokyo Basics GJ Editor GJ Editor

Shinjuku is one of the busiest places in Japan and in the world, which is what makes it probably the most convenient place to stay in Tokyo. Shinjuku Washington Hotel and its new tower, Shinjuku Washington Hotel Annex, are both located just 8 minutes from Shinjuku station’s south exit. If th… Read More

Alpico Group

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The Alpico Group provides multiple transport options to connect you to Nagano and the Shinshu region of Japan all year around. From buses that connect you directly from the airport to popular holiday destinations in the region, to charter vehicles that accommodate groups as little as four peopl… Read More

Niseko Mt.Resort Grand HIRAFU

Hokkaido Tours & Activities GJ Editor GJ Editor

Niseko Mt.Resort Grand HIRAFU is the largest resort in Niseko and enjoys the greater volume of the 1,308-metre Mount Niseko Annupri. The resort affords skiers the choice of thirty unique courses, nine of which stretch beyond a kilometre and one lengthy 5.6-kilometre cruise. Along these courses,… Read More

Oze Iwakura Resort

Gunma Tours & Activities GJ Editor GJ Editor

Just two and a half hours from the centre of the world’s largest metropolis of Tokyo, winter sports loving visitors to Oze Iwakura Resort will be thrilled to find Kanto’s largest ski resort. The resort is also accessible from JR Nagano Station by bullet train over the same amount of travel time… Read More

Marunuma Kogen Ski Resort

Gunma Tours & Activities GJ Editor GJ Editor

The glittering, panoramic mountaintop views, standing at over 2000 metres high is just one of the many reasons why your next holiday should be at the Marunuma Kogen Ski Resort. For family-fun rendezvous, or for more of a thrilling and extreme adventure, this is an unmissable destination where t… Read More

Okushiga Kogen Ski Resort

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Okushiga Kogen Ski Resort is located within the Jōshin'etsu-kōgen National Park. There are nine courses with a good spread of terrain for all kinds of skiers and snowboarders, a Free Line Park and a kids park - as well as acres upon acres of backcountry skiing. The best time to visit would b… Read More

Higashi Tateyama Ski Resort

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Higashi Tateyama Ski Resort has a reputation that not many others can claim. The resort was a part of the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, providing a large course for the slalom races. The resort is centred around this, known as the Olympic course, the advanced skiers get to experience a specia… Read More

Meteor & Brownie

Nagano Basics GJ Editor GJ Editor

Hakuba continues to be one of the most popular snow holiday destinations in Japan and even the world. With that comes massive crowds in need of accommodation, but Meteor is prepared of every and any kind of guest. Meteor & Brownie is run by a friendly local family and staff, and they look af… 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

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

Sumo: Japan’s biggest national sport!

Tours & Activities Ayla Yuile Ayla Yuile

Sumo is a national sport of Japan; a form of wrestling that has over a thousand years of history! Image via Robb Report Even after all of these years, it’s much loved by the Japanese people, and it’s a mainstream sport that can be watched freely on television. Viewing sumo at a tournament is on… Read More

Where unreal is the new real. . .

Osaka Entertainment GJ Editor GJ Editor

Universal Studios Japan® in Osaka has gone beyond over the top for its fifteenth anniversary. Unveiling not only new Wand Magic area sand a stunning night show at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter™,it has also created the world's largest Minion Park.Visitors to Wand Magic at the Wizarding Wor… Read More

RYOKAN

Sydney Basics GJ Editor GJ Editor

Ryokan Gojyuan: a little bit of Japan in Balmain Experience an authentic ryokan, complete with a Japanese garden Soak for hours in the aromatic hinoki bath to music of your choice Savour a classic ichijū-sansai breakfast overlooking the koi pond   In Sydney's inner west subur… Read More

Powder bliss in Nagano ; MYOKO

Niigata Tours & Activities GJ Editor GJ Editor

> 14 metres of amazing powder a season > Five different types of hot spring water > Fresh seafood from the Sea of Japan   Myoko is a vintage Japanese alpine retreat, comprised of nine different slopes and seven hot spring villages. The area is situated in the heavy snowfal… Read More

Naeba Ski Resort

Niigata Tours & Activities GJ Editor GJ Editor

CLOSER THAN YOU THINK From its 1,789-metre summit over 889 metres of vertical, Naeba Ski Resort has a total of 22 courses. It is also connected to Kagura Ski Resort next door by the 5,481-metre Dragondola, overwhelmingly Japan's longest. Standout amenities include the 1,224-room Naeba Prince… Read More

Kagura Ski Resort

Niigata Tours & Activities GJ Editor GJ Editor

TOP SHELF Consisting of the Kagura, Tashiro and Mitsumata areas, Kagura Ski Resort is known for its high-quality powder, snow parks, exciting backcountry courses and lengthy tree runs from its 1,845-metre summit. This 23-course ski field is open from late November to late May, and its Powder… Read More

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