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Travel Japan like a pro!

Basics 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, here are some essentials and tips that will enable you to travel smart, stay connected, dine and shop, and stay comfortable as you travel Ja… Read More

Welcome to Osaka

Osaka Basics G'Day Japan!

Osaka is Japan’s western capital, and the underdog of Japanese travel destinations. Pioneers and built Osaka on innovative ideas; they were the ones who brought us instant noodles, and sushi train. An air of nostalgia complement the city’s modern, trail-blazing energy, which is just what makes… Read More

SOAKING UP THE ALPINE SPLENDOUR OF HACHIMANTAI

Iwate Basics G'Day Japan!

The hotels of the Hachimantai resort area lie at the foot of the rugged Mt Iwate (2,038 m), and are a haven for nature lovers throughout the seasons. This complex volcano is one of Japan's 100 famous mountains, and one of the many in Towada-Hachimantai National Park, which encompasses a vast area o… Read More

ENJOYING APPI FROM HISTORIC MORIOKA

Iwate Basics G'Day Japan!

Morioka Grand Hotel Annex offers convenient access to and from Appi, as well as the heart of Morioka, an historic castle town. The hotel's sharp Western-style single, twin and double rooms all come with Wi-Fi and LAN connections; their selection of four types of pillows for guests shows that this i… 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

HOTEL MONT BLANC HAKUBA GROUP HOTELS

Nagano Basics G'Day Japan!

HOTEL MONT BLANC HAKUBA GROUP HOTELS Hotel Mont Blanc Hakuba and Hotel Sejour Mint are two different hotels, but they both belong to the same group. So if you can't find reservation at one, you'll be able easily secure a spot at the other. Online Reservation www.hakubacherry.com/   … Read More

Toilets in Japan

Basics Alison Muir Alison Muir

Few things in Japan leave a bigger impression on the first-time visitor than Japanese toilets. In Australia, toilets tend not to be more complex than the distinction between a ‘toilet’, and a ‘dunny’ – admittedly an important distinction, when one is far more likely to contain spiders. But in Japan… Read More

A Japanese dream come true

Sydney Basics G'Day Japan!

Experience authentic Japanese hospitality right here in Sydney The Japanese are known for their acute attention to detail and generous hospitality. The crème de la crème of the Japanese hospitality industry are the ryokans. A ryokan is a traditional Japanese style inn often with an attached ho… Read More

Kumanoyu Ski Area

Nagano Basics G'Day Japan!

“A truly natural ski resort, open for all” Surrounded by a vast panoramic view, the Kumanoyu Ski Area is located in the Joshin’etsu Kogen National Park. The national park has been designated as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, ensuring the protection by the local environment. From the 2015-20… Read More

EXTENDING YOUR STAY IN OMACHI

Nagano Basics G'Day Japan!

An extended stay in Omachi often happens naturally when day visitors fall in love with its charming hot spring inns, restaurants and izakaya bars...   HOT SPRING INNS & HOTELS With its long history, traditional architecture is one of Omachi's trademarks, and inn rooms with slidi… Read More

KOKUYA’S SPECIAL CHANCE LUCKY DIP!

Nagano Basics G'Day Japan!

location.href = '/kokuyas-special-chance-lucky-dip/'; Shibu Onsen is a small, hot-spring district town in Nagano Prefecture that opens up behind a curtain of stream, revealing traditions and architecture of years passed still standing tall and proud. This town was discovered 1,300 years ago by a … Read More

Travel Japan like a pro!

Basics G'Day Japan!

Japan has astonishing depth as a travel destination, showcasing everything from futuristic cities to secluded temples, famously fine and dry powder snow, and brilliant coral reefs. To help you truly experience everything Japan has to offer, here is a guide to some basic tips that will ensure that y… Read More

SHIBU ONSEN

Nagano Basics G'Day Japan!

SHIBU ONSEN The neighbouring town to snow monkey park, full of charm and traditions Shibu Onsen is a small, hot-spring district town in Nagano Prefecture that opens up behind a curtain of steam, revealing traditions and architecture of years passed, still standing tall and proud. This town was… Read More