If you’re planning to visit Kinosaki Onsen in Hyogo prefecture, consider the ZENTAN BUS ONE DAY PASS, a convenient and economical way to travel around the hot-springs town. Recommended attractions include the Homeland for the Oriental White Stork, Izushi Castle…...
Mt Fuji Shibazakura 2017 Day Tour
December 21, 2016 Day Tours
Visit Mt Fuji in time for the Shibazakura Festival on this one-day tour from Tokyo operated by H.I.S. The festival is held at Lake Motosu in Yamanashi prefecture. Over 800,000 different types of shibazakura (pink moss) grow in white, pink…...
Japan Shopping Festival 2016-2017 Winter Season
December 21, 2016 Shopping
Japan Shopping Festival (JSF) 2016-2017 Winter , an event organised by the Japan Shopping Tourism Organization (JSTO) is on now until Tuesday, 28 February 2017. Winter is an exciting time for shoppers in Japan with sales for Christmas and New Year’s.…...
6th Hida Takayama Ultramarathon
December 20, 2016 Events
The 6th Takayama Ultramarathon will be held on Sunday, 11 June 2017 at Hida Takayama Big Arena. There are two divisions; the 100km and 71km. Entries are now being accepted and close on 31st March 2017. Download the flyer here.…...
Super Nintendo World coming to Universal Studios Japan
December 20, 2016 Family
Super Nintendo World is coming to Universal Studios Japan, featuring universally recognised and well-loved characters and worlds from the Nintendo game franchise. The exciting new area is set to open in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Universal Studios Japan will be the…...
Akita Fair in Sydney
December 19, 2016 Events
Located on the northern part of the main island of Japan, Akita prefecture is a land of exciting discoveries with its colourful festivals, serene hot springs and grand ski resorts. The Akita Prefectural Government is excited to hold the ‘Akita…...
Why Visit Onsens in Japan?
December 12, 2016 Travellers Blog
…no makeup, relaxed and feeling good… “Did you do that Japanese bath thing?” is the question often asked while discussing holidays in Japan. YES! After visiting four spa towns in Japan, each a different experience, I love it! Out of…...
2016-2017 Furano Resort Guide
December 6, 2016 Skiing
Furano city is a well-known ski resort area in Hokkaido, Japan. At Furano Ski resort, kids under 12 ski free! To claim this offer, head to the ticket centre and show your passport. Reservations are not required. The ski resort…...
New Year J-Culture Event at Tokyo International Forum
December 6, 2016 Events
To celebrate its 20th Anniversary, Tokyo International Forum will hold J-Culture Fest: Nippon, Wagokoro, Hatsumoude, a event celebrating traditional Japanese culture on 1-3 January 2017. The event consists of two attractions; the “New Year’s Theme Park” which allows guests to experience, discover…...
Finding Nemo Attraction to open at Tokyo DisneySea
A new direct bus to Hakuba from Haneda Airport starts this winter, from 17 Dec 2016 – 5 Mar 2017. Hakuba, one of the top favourite destinations for ski and snowboard fanatics from all over the world, is now within…...
Five reasons why Japan is a country of contrasts
From skyscrapers to national parks and high-end dining to casual eats, Japan promises to surprise and delight.
The perfect combo: Ski and Onsen
Owain Price introduces his top tips on the best onsen and ski/snowboarding resorts.
The art of yoshoku: Six popular western dishes reinvented in Japan
Western food (yoshoku) in Japan doesn’t exactly mean hamburgers, spaghetti, and fish and chips – at least, not as we know it.
An essential guide to Japanese dining etiquette
Eating out in Japan? Here’s some things you should know.
More a whole lot more in Hokkaido
From the cities to smaller, less known ski resorts, to the wilderness, to the indigenous Ainu culture, there is plenty on offer in Hokkaido outside your favourite snow resorts.
Japan Ski & Snow Guide
Explore trips for families, couples, and solo-skiing in our 24-page travel brochure covering the ski terrains of Hokkaido, Tohoku, Nagano, and Niigata.