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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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Yufuin: Onsen Town – A Great Weekend Away in Kyushu Region

  Yufuin is located in Oita Prefecture, 10 Kilometres from Beppu, this charming Onsen town is spread across the foot of Mt.Yufu, and the view of this very extinct volcano just takes your breath away. It’s also an amazing place for anyone to visit as there are no tall buildings here, only boutiques, café, and mother nature. To enjoy your trip further, do catch the Yufuin […]

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JR Pass Kyushu Itinerary: 5 Cities to Visit with Your JR Kyushu Pass

  The JR Kyushu Passes are a great way to make your way around some of the must-see spots on Japan’s southernmost island, Kyushu! There are seven prefectures located in Kyushu: Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Miyazaki, Nagasaki, Oita, and Saga.                                                        […]

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JR East Tohoku Pass: The 10 Best Places to Visit in Tohoku

  Weary of the crowds and looking for somewhere off the beaten track to explore? Why not escape from the packed streets of the main cities and discover a region overflowing with stunning natural landscapes, samurai history, festivals, delicious food, and warm-hearted locals! Spreading out just above Tokyo, the Tohoku region features six prefectures all with their own experiences to explore! I fell in love with […]

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Enoshima – Most Underrated Tokyo Day Trip?

Have a day to spare? Sick of the shoulder-to-shoulder crowds of Tokyo? Want to make the most of your Japan Rail Pass? Let me tell you why Enoshima is one of the most underrated day trips from Tokyo and some of the best places to visit to make the most of your adventure. Enoshima Shrines   Enoshima is a small offshore island around an hour from […]

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Travelling Gluten Free in Japan – It Is Possible!

Travel preparations can be stressful and difficult at the best of times but this is exacerbated even further for people traveling to Japan with gluten intolerance or Coeliac Disease. Food is an integral part of a country’s cultural identity and a necessity to experience if you want to fully submerse yourself in local life. Someone with gluten intolerance must contend with unfamiliar ingredients and a language […]

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