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Tokyo, home to fast approaching 40 million people, 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…

Everything you need to know to get skiing in Niseko Japan and own the slopes!

It is now August and in the minds of people all over the world, thoughts of floating through some of the world’s lightest powder snow are coming to the forefront. This article has been compiled to make it easier for you to…

What is Onsen? Onsen Tips and manners.

An onsen is a hot natural spring where you can relax both body and mind. As Japan is situated in a volcanic area, thousands of onsens are scattered across the country in both urban and rural settings. Onsen hot spring water, depending…

What is a Ryokan?

A ‘ryokan’ is a traditional Japanese style inn and more than 50,000 can be found in Japan. It is common for ryokan to have ‘tatami’ flooring, a traditional rice straw matting. Guests sleep on ’futon’ bedding that will be set out by…

Extraordinary Tokyo in 24 hours by Anne Mortensen

Tokyo has an incredible amount to offer a visitor. A whole week can easily zoom by if you want to delve deep into the contrasting districts. But, if you have only 24 hours you can still squeeze in some of the city’s…

Niseko’s snow is off the scale and out of this world!

If you are thinking winter holiday and loads of natural snow is an essential item on your wish list, then Niseko is your ideal destination. My name is Paul Haggart, and I am a Tourism Strategy Manager at the Niseko Town Council,…

Niseko Japan: An inside scoop

Amidst Hokkaido’s largely unspoilt nature, Niseko Japan appealed to me as a place to live & work because of the ideal balance it manages to find between rural tranquility and global vibrancy. Niseko has evolved into an internationally friendly tourist destination while…

10 Things I’m REALLY Going to Miss About Japan by Sara Burgess

10 Things I’m REALLY Going to Miss About Japan 10. Trains Trains that travel at over 200 mph, are silent, smooth, clean, comfortable to travel in and run on time to the second. 9. Green tea That EVERYTHING seems to have green…

Why Japan? by Nigel Watts

I first became interested in Japan when I started work on a client’s garden in Battersea, London. Until then my aesthetic revolved around the classic Italian tradition of straight lines, box hedging and symmetry. As I started to explore Japanese gardens a…

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