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The Kyoto checklist: 15 things you absolutely must do in Kyoto

Kyoto is easily one of the most FOMO-inducing cities in the world. Packed with so much to see/do/taste/try/fall in love with, you might … Read More

The Master and Apprentice: An Autumn Adventure

  We recently sent Canon Master, Richard I’Anson, and The Master’s Apprentice winner, Kayle Gordon, to Hokkaido to explore and capture the … Read More

Tokyo Shopping: 5 Spots You Probably Don’t Know

When you think of shopping in Tokyo, chances are, the usual suspects spring to mind. You know, Shibuya, Shinjuku and Harajuku. And so … Read More

Kyushu: The Japan less travelled

We invited photographer and experience chaser, Pat Kay, to adventure to the pristine prefectures … Read More

Live Like a Local in Japan

We all want one thing when we travel. Whatever our interests—food, shopping, people—we are all after genuine, authentic experiences. Right? Experiences that you can’t find … Read More

Unusual Islands in Japan

By Differentville With Japan containing an amazing 6852 islands, how can you decide which to add to your ‘must-see’ list? Well, hopefully our … Read More

Okinawa: Home to the Secret to Long Life

Nowhere else in the world will you find more centenarians per capita—people who live beyond … Read More

Japanese Film Festival Australia 2018

© 2018 “Color Me True” Film Partners   2018 marks the 22nd annual Japanese Film Festival … Read More

Park Yourself in Nature: ‘Forest Bathing’ in Japan

There’s a handful of Japanese concepts such as ikigai and wabi sabi that have gained global popularity and widespread acceptance. The latest Japanese practice to … Read More

Japanese Film Festival 2018: Top 5 Picks

It’s that time again, Australia. Your favourite film festival (JFF, of course!) is in town and will be gracing a screen near you from 17th … Read More

Top 10 Unique Flavours to Explore in Japan

1. Miso What is it? Miso is a thick, textured paste made by fermenting soybeans with salt and koji (a fermentation … Read More

Ikigai: Find Your Passion and Purpose the Japanese Way

What is ikigai (生き甲斐)? Pronounced ick-ee-guy, ikigai roughly translates to ‘reason for being’, and is essentially your true passion … Read More

Top 10 Regional Japan Experiences

A short trip from any major city, in any direction, is a Japan often overlooked. With plenty to see, do and eat, regional Japan is … Read More

Instagrammable Food Guide To Tokyo

Eddy’s Ice Cream By Tara Milk Tea Everyone is always asking about Tokyo food, and I figured if I’m going to do … Read More

What’s new in Niigata?

Niigata and Nagano are at the historic heart of Japanese skiing, ever since it was introduced by Austrian officer Theodore von Lerch back in 1911. Read More