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KATASHINA VILLAGE

Gunma Travel Information GJ Editor GJ Editor

Ski holidays in Japan has become a staple menu item of Australian travellers, but there are still many undiscovered places around Japan. One of these hidden gems go by the name of Katashina Village. This place is tucked away in Gunma Prefecture, just under two hours from Tokyo city. Katashina V… Read More

NISEKO

Hokkaido Travel Information GJ Editor GJ Editor

√  Vast quantities of Japan's best powder √  World-class facilities √  Loads of after-ski entertainment What is it that makes the snow holiday experience at Niseko so addictive? Is it the free and easy off-piste policy? The nightlife? The parks, schools and variety of snow activities to choose… Read More

OMACHI

Nagano Travel Information GJ Editor GJ Editor

Enjoy the finer things in a hot spring town on Hakuba's doorstep Just 40 minutes from Hakuba, Omachi is local to the ski resorts of Kashimayari Sports Village and Jiigatake. Its hot spring area of Omachi Onsenkyo is set in deep forest, and skiers and snowboarders overnight here from Hakuba to en… Read More

MADARAO KOGEN

Nagano Travel Information GJ Editor GJ Editor

√ Two interconnected resorts famous for deep 'Madapow' √ Amazing tree runs, natural bowls, jumps and half-pipe √ Ski-in, ski-out accommodation with delicious local dining Madarao Kogen is an all-season alpine resort in the far north of Nagano Prefecture, with magnificent views to the Sea of Ja… Read More

ZAO ONSEN

Yamagata Travel Information GJ Editor GJ Editor

This traditional ski resort reigns supreme in Japan The historic hot spring town of Zao Onsen lies within the Zao Mountain Range, an impressive cluster of stratovolcanoes 40 minutes from Yamagata City. Legend has it that a wounded warrior stumbled upon the first spring-head in the area after a b… Read More

TOKACHIDAKE

Hokkaido Travel Information GJ Editor GJ Editor

For hungry riders on a raw powder diet Tokachidake is nature in the Hokkaido Powder Belt 'as is'. There are no lifts, no groomed runs, and no crowds; just pure powder to be enjoyed. The area consists of Tokachidake, a 2,077-metre volcano, and Tokachidake Onsen, a hot spring village dotted with w… Read More

SHIBU ONSEN

Nagano Travel Information GJ Editor GJ Editor

The neighbouring town to the snow monkey park, full of charm and tradition Shibu Onsen is a quaint hot spring town in Nagano Prefecture that opens up behind a curtain of steam, revealing traditions and architecture of years passed, still standing tall and proud. The town's original spring-head w… Read More

OTARU

Hokkaido Travel Information GJ Editor GJ Editor

Snowed under in Hokkaido A seafood lover's paradise near Sapporo, steeped in historic charm A VISIT to Otaru is a trip back in time to nineteenth-century Japan. Beautifully maintained European heritage buildings constructed during this era still line its picturesque canal district, and on the i… Read More

OSAKA

Osaka Travel Information GJ Editor GJ Editor

Osaka: The Vibrant City of Old and New The world famous Osaka is the capital of west Japan; a trade and cultural hub that offers a completely different experience to that of Tokyo city. Located in the Kansai region of Japan, Osaka is the second largest metropolitan area in Japan. You could sa… Read More

KOBE

Hyogo Travel Information GJ Editor GJ Editor

Gateway to Japan and rugby. Tokyo and very slightly to the west of Osaka is the city of Kobe. One of the most well known port city in Japan, and it is located in the Kansai region. Kobe looks up to the gorgeous mountains that surround the city and its many varied and unique sceneries attract vis… Read More

FUJI-KAWAGUCHIKO

Yamanashi Travel Information GJ Editor GJ Editor

The prime spot to view Mount Fuji The town of Fuji-Kawaguchiko is the gorgeous area beneath Mount Fuji that boasts abundance in nature with its four lakes, mountains and forests. Japan’s biggest icon, Mount Fuji is a stones throw away from Fuji-Kawaguchiko, giving the town the ‘best seat in the … Read More

MARUMORI

Miyagi Travel Information GJ Editor GJ Editor

Marumori town A wholesome country town watched over by Nekogami (Cat God) Abundant in nature and vibrant with creative people who have a love for traditional values and innovating a lifestyle of wellness for everyone. It is a truly unique town where approximately 80 stone monuments of cats d… Read More

ENOSHIMA/KAMAKURA

Kanagawa Travel Information GJ Editor GJ Editor

Follow the sea breeze to Enoshima and Kamakura The Kanto region in which Tokyo is located has all sorts of landscapes and cityscapes to be enjoyed, as well as variances in local culture from place to place. And if you travel southwest of Tokyo, taking a 65 minute train ride on the Odakyu Limited… Read More

HAKONE

Kanagawa Travel Information GJ Editor GJ Editor

A breath of fresh air, 75 minutes from Shinjuku Hakone has provided a found retreat for the Japanese people for over four centuries. Known for its hot springs, hospitality, and the gorgeous natural sceneries, you can find expect to peace and relaxation in Hakone. What is extra exciting about … Read More

NAGANO CITY

Nagano Travel Information GJ Editor GJ Editor

Overview Nagano City has been a storied gateway for pilgrims en route to the iconic 1,400-year-old Buddhist temple, Zenko-ji for in excess of a millennium. However, the rest of the city offers so much more to the modern visitor. In the years following the successful 1998 Winter Olympics, host… Read More

Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU

Hokkaido Travel Information GJ Editor GJ Editor

Stay a while and explore Hokkaido from Hoshino Resorts Tomamu G'Day Japan! exclusive deal, saving up to 80%! Limited time only! A great snow holiday area in its own right, Tomamu is a convenient base for visiting Furano, Sahoro and Kamui, and enjoying the best of the Central Hokkaido region. … Read More