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A Japanese winter unlike the others

We sent Aussie photographer and influencer Melissa Findley to experience the lesser known Prefectures of Japan (Fukushima, Gunma and Ishikawa). She has returned with amazing experiences to…...
February 12, 2020 | Accommodation | Culture | Travel Advisory | Travellers Blog

Discover a place for every pace

Hidden in plain sight amongst the 47 prefectures is another side of Japan that’s waiting to be explored. Here are just five of the lesser-known…...
February 3, 2020 | Adventures | Culture

Hida Regional Guides

Partners Information: Get more out of your visit to the Hida area (northern Gifu Prefecture) with a certified Hida regional guide. The Hida area contains…...
December 13, 2019 | Culture | Latest News

How is a traditional samurai sword made?

Of all the iconic national symbols, none is more representative of Japan’s time-forged traditions than the samurai sword. Said to possess a warrior’s very soul,…...
November 26, 2019 | Arts | Culture

7 Japanese Art Museums You Might Not Know

World-class art museums are dotted all over Japan. Most of them are in the major cities. However, if you’re an art lover looking to explore…...
August 22, 2019 | Arts | Culture | Family | Latest News

Kimono Rental in Aikawa, Sado Island

Partners Information: Get dressed in a beautiful kimono or summer yukata and walk around the historical streets of Sado Island while taking photos! Choose your favourite…...
August 1, 2019 | Culture | Latest News | Special Offers

Kimono experience at Shukkeien Garden Hiroshima

Partners Information: Put on a yukata and immerse yourself in Japanese culture in Shukkeien Garden, the best-known traditional Japanese landscape garden in Hiroshima. Dressed in yukata, you…...
July 9, 2019 | Culture | Latest News

Watch Kagura in Hiroshima Prefecture

Partners Information: Watch Kagura in Hiroshima Prefecture with regular performances held every Wednesday between 3 April to 25 December 2019. There are two sessions, 7pm or 8pm…...
April 4, 2019 | Arts | Culture | Latest News | Special Offers

Takayama Showa Museum

Partners Information: The retro streets of the 1950s have been reconstructed at Takayama Showa Museum (Takayama Showakan). The Showa Period (1926-89) was a time of great…...
February 4, 2019 | Culture | Latest News

Visit the Seven Gods of Fortune during the New Year

Partners Information: One Japanese tradition is the practice of “Shichifukujin-meguri”, or “visiting the Seven Gods of Fortune”, during the New Year to pray for good luck…...
December 20, 2018 | Culture | Latest News

Planning the perfect family holiday in Japan

Planning a family holiday is never easy. With so many competing demands, it can be a challenge to find a destination that will satisfy everyone,…...
November 21, 2018 | Culture

New promotional videos from Aichi Prefecture

Partners information: New PR Videos from Aichi! Aichi Prefecture is located in the centre of the Japanese archipelago. Aichi has recently released three PR videos,…...
November 15, 2018 | Culture | Latest News

Make the pilgrimage to Japan

When many people imagine a trip to Japan, the mind turns to high-paced, modern city life. However, just an hour or two away from some…...
October 22, 2018 | Culture

Takayama Spring Kimono Walk

Partners Information: Takayama Spring Kimono Walk The Takayama Spring Kimono Walk event will take place from April 21st. Dress up in Kimono and enjoy walking along…...
April 9, 2018 | Culture | Latest News | Special Offers

Sumo Championships Held in Ohama, Sakai

Ohama Sumo Stadium in Ohama, Sakai City, is the birthplace of Japan’s student sumo wrestling. This popular sports facility just south of Osaka City plays…...
March 9, 2018 | Culture