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Authentic Places to Visit from Osaka to Hiroshima – The Unforgettable Setouchi 8 Day Trip

  Osaka and Hiroshima are in most first-time travellers to Japan bucket-list. If you have a bit more time, there are plenty of great sights between the two cities to make your trip to Japan a more special memory. Here is my selection of 8 great sights to visit on your way down the Seto inland sea coast.     Kobe   Is famous worldwide for […]

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Tokyo Retro Game Store Guide – Where to Buy for Beginners

  It is widely considered amongst the gaming community worldwide that Japan is the mecca of video games. Japan has a long history of being at the forefront of the industry with companies like Nintendo, Sony and Square Enix dominating the competition. Many collectors all over the world travel to Japan now to buy the old school games from their childhoods or to complete their extensive […]

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10 Taiwan Travel Tips You Should Know Before You Go – Travel Info

  In a nutshell, these are the top 10 tips that you need when travelling to Taiwan. I hope you find them helpful and that you enjoy your stay in Taiwan, be it having delicious street food, shopping or even exploring around different cities. We can help you plan your Taiwan holiday, please contact us for more information.    1.       Do not worry about […]

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Okinawa Travel – 16 Must-Visit Spots on Okinawa’s Main Island

  Okinawa is a beloved holiday destination among Japanese people. Okinawa is positioned like Hawaii in Japan because it has a tropical climate, white sandy beaches, coral sea, friendly people and a rich cultural background which has a different origin from traditional Japan. Okinawa is one of the most amazing destinations to visit when you are in Japan. When you visit Okinawa, surely you will want […]

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Tokyo Hiking -5 Great Trails to Escape from Busy Crowds

  After spending a few days exploring one of the busiest cities in the world, you may feel in need for some more natural landscapes. Thanks to extensive public transportation networks, beautiful hikes are only one ride away from busy Tokyo. These are the 5 that I like most, all done in one day. Pack your hiking shoes and read on!     Mt Mitake    Mt […]

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Top 4 Ski Resorts Near Tokyo for Families – Easy to Take Kids Around

  When it comes to choosing where to go skiing, it is not so easy with your family. Especially if you are family travellers with kids, it is difficult to find a family-friendly ski resort that is right for you. For family skiers with kids, the distance from the airport can be a pain… But, did you know that you won’t need to go too far […]

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8 Things You Must Do In Hokkaido – Fun Winter Activities

  Hokkaido has breathtaking winter landscapes for one to enjoy. It has been famous for their powder snow and thanks to that person from all around the world would flock to Hokkaido just to ski or snowboard. What a lot of people don’t know is that there are actually a lot of outdoor activities that one can participate in, apart from skiing or snowboarding. These include […]

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Get Your Tohoku Basics Covered – The Deep North of Japan

  Take a dive into the deep north of Tohoku; a region that’s rich in culture, natural beauty, sacred mountains and warm-hearted locals! An authentic and traditional experience awaits in the north, far away from the touristy cities!    Accessing Tohoku  Tohoku is a region in Japan that includes six prefectures in the north of the mainland Honshu. It is well connected by rail and air […]

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An Introduction to Japan’s Game Centres!

  Despite the decline of amusement arcades in the Western world, Japan’s Game Centres have increased in popularity from the 1960s to present and have become a part of the culture. Experience it for yourself on your next trip to Japan!     What are Game Centres?    A Game Centre, or (amusement) arcade, holds a variety of different game machines and experiences designed to entertain. In […]

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Things to Do in Tohoku Japan in Winter – Winter Activity Selections

  Tohoku, the region north of Tokyo has many top-class ski resorts and most are easily accessible by train, making it a great area to head to for winter fun. There are also many other winter activities you can experience in the Tohoku region and many of them, I would argue, is way better than skiing or snowboarding.   Whether it is relaxing sore muscles in […]

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Four Great Ski Resorts in Tohoku Japan – Introducing Hidden Gems of Ski Resorts

  I sometimes wish it would snow and although I know I can travel to one of the ski resorts in country Victoria, it just doesn’t quite compare to the amazing range of ski fields in Japan. After a day on the slopes, relaxing in a hot spring or drinking hot sake at a bar with friends are some of the wonderful benefits of skiing in […]

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Why I love Japan in Winter – foods and culture to warm you up

  Cherry blossom and Autumn leaves are very sought-after times to plan a trip to Japan, but Winter has a few perks that are worth considering. Here is to why I love Japan during the cold months.   Seasonal produce   From left to right: fresh oysters, snow crab, traditional imagawayaki hot cake, fugu sashimi Japan is the place to explore new foods. On the street, […]

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Top 5 Under the Radar Japan Ski Resorts

  If you’re a keen skier or snowboarder, chances are you’ve either been to Japan to check out the amazing deep powder, or it’s on your bucket list. Now, Japan certainly is not short of ski resorts, there are over 500 of them throughout the country, and you’re probably well aware of the popular International ski resorts Niseko and Hakuba. While Niseko and Hakuba are amazing […]

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8 best ski resorts in Japan for families: beginner to advanced

  Japan boasts a great snow reputation, and a trip over the winter (December to March) is a perfect occasion to experience white landscapes and trying out snow sports. Winter in Japan also offers unique cultural experiences, and is there a better time to soak in hot springs after a big day out? Skiing, snowboarding, cross-country, snow-shoeing and sledding and amongst the many offerings in most […]

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The 4 Best Places to Buy Souvenirs in Tokyo – A Tokyoite’s Recommendations

  A lot of people think that it is easy to find places to buy souvenirs in Tokyo because there are millions of shops there. Fair enough… but it used to be very difficult for me to find the right places to buy souvenirs for my Aussie friends.   Then, one of my friends from Tokyo suggested where to go for great souvenir shopping. Her advice is perfect!  So, let me […]

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