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Yakushima Island, a compact, roughly circular island south of Kyushu, is an intensive, immersive nature experience. It is one of the first two UNESCO World Natural Heritage Sites in Japan inscribed in 1993, and for good reason. The island is populated with…

What to Expect at a Japanese Wedding

No matter what country you are living in, if there is one tradition that is celebrated by all cultures it is the commemoration of the bond between two people: a wedding. For a European, that usually means a white dress, bouquet tossing…

Island paradise: Amami Oshima

Summer is the season for sun, sea, and sand. While Japan may not be the first destination to come to mind for a beach holiday, the southern reaches of the Japanese archipelago actually boast some amazing seaside spots. For your next holiday,…

Niseko Art and Craft: Where one can experience heritage and history through artistic expression

Niseko is well known for its stunning natural vistas and perfect powder snow but that is not all it has to offer. In our previous articles we let you in on some insider info on the best snowboarding and skiing, introduced you…

Kagoshima Prefecture : a land of myths and mountains and more

Kagoshima Prefecture, on the southern tip of Kyushu region, has something for everyone. It boasts mountain ranges, numerous beach islands, pristine forests, the second highest number of onsen hot springs in Japan, two UNESCO World Heritage Sites (and another candidate site on…

Autumn Lighting Up Events at Rokugo Manzan: 12 Nov - 3 Dec 2016

A must-see event in Oita, Kyushu. Autumn Lighting Up events at Rokugo Manzan will be held from 12 Nov – 3 Dec 2016 in Kunisaki, Oita. – Schedule – Rezen-ji temple 霊仙寺・Jissoin 実相院・Rokusho-jinja shrine 六所神社 *all located next to each other 12NOV(Sat) Takachiho Kagura…

Insider knowledge on negating the accommodation in Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan!

Niseko as a destination can be a little confusing for first-time visitors looking to make unforgettable memories in the undeniably awesome powder snow that the area is so famous for. My hope with this article is to give readers a little bit…

Wining and Dining in Niseko: A gastronomic experience not to be missed!

With everything Niseko has to offer, from majestic mountain scenes, hiking and biking trails to rival even the best in the world, and powder snow to die for Niseko really in a one-stop shop. Though it’s not just the mountains and skiing…

The best time to visit Japan: Travel Tips for Every Season!

Konnichiwa! My name is Sheila, and I am an American living in Kyushu. It’s a pleasure to meet you here and I hope I can answer some of your questions regarding the best time to visit Japan. Today, I’ll review each season,…

Tokyo Facts: 8 Ways to Get the Most from Your First Visit!

Home to fast approaching 40 million people, Tokyo is the world’s most densely populated city, and one that never stops evolving. A city of stark contrasts, Tokyo embodies everything that makes Japan what it is today in facts, where history and the…

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