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26 03, 2018

Celebrating Cherry Blossom

By |2018-03-26T10:00:15+00:00March 26th, 2018|General|Comments Off on Celebrating Cherry Blossom

Japan is known for it's wide variety of festivals, and one of the most famous, is Hanami. Hanami (花見) translates literally to "flower viewing", but is more commonly referred to as cherry blossom viewing. As you may, or may not know, Sakura (known as cherry blossom) is different to the blossom we know in the [...]

20 03, 2018

SIM in Japan from Mobal

By |2018-03-20T15:23:55+00:00March 20th, 2018|General|0 Comments

We have teamed up with partners Mobal to offer a SIM card for your trip to Japan which will save you money on data and calls. It's cheap and easy to use. The benefits: Unlimited data use as much data as you like without fear of unexpected bills Free incoming calls & texts: low cost [...]

21 03, 2017
  • Great powder snow in Niseko

Ski and snowboard in Japan

By |2017-03-21T10:00:20+00:00March 21st, 2017|Winter sports|Comments Off on Ski and snowboard in Japan

Almost two thirds of Japan is covered with mountains and hills. In the month of November, rain turns to snow which settles on mountainous slopes all the way from the northern island of Hokkaido to the "Japan Alps" of mainland Honshu, and during the winter months Japan claims some of the best skiing and snowboarding [...]

14 09, 2016

Traditional pottery: Bizen Ware

By |2016-09-14T09:33:59+00:00September 14th, 2016|General|Comments Off on Traditional pottery: Bizen Ware

Bizen is named after the village of Inbe in Okayama Prefecture, previously known as Bizen province. Most of the ceramics produced in the southeastern part of Okiyama Prefecture are known as Bizen ware. Bizen is one of the "Six Ancient Kilns", which have been producing pottery continuously since the Heian period (6th Century). The clay [...]

25 09, 2015
  • Gassho-zukuri farmhouses at Shirakawago

Visit Hokuriku with the Takayama-Hokuriku Tourist Pass

By |2015-09-25T16:02:05+00:00September 25th, 2015|General|Comments Off on Visit Hokuriku with the Takayama-Hokuriku Tourist Pass

Since March 2015 the bullet train (Shinkansen) service from Tokyo to Nagano has been extended to Kanazawa, dramatically cutting travel times between Tokyo, Toyama and Kanazawa. The extended Shinkansen line makes the beautiful Hokuriku region more accessible, and opens up new possibilities of exploring the country, away from the usual "Tokaido" route between Tokyo and [...]

29 04, 2015

The seven stars train in Kyushu – Japan

By |2015-04-29T11:15:38+00:00April 29th, 2015|General|0 Comments

Planning a vacation can be pretty confusing. Most people don’t know where they have to go. The world is literally filled with different places that you can visit and enjoy. One of the most beautiful and scenic locations that you can visit is Japan. Japan is a fascinating country, with a perfect mixture of modernity [...]

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