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Fallin’ for Hiroshima

Autumn is fast approaching Japan, so we can anticipate the season of koyo 紅葉 (autumn foliage), aki matsuri 秋祭り (autumn festivals) and mouthwatering seasonal produce such...

What’s in Kyushu? Vol. 6 Miyazaki Prefecture

Yet another lesser known prefecture in Japan, Miyazaki has an abundance of natural sights and mouthwatering local flavours to savour! Opt for an unconventional...

Japan Travel & Beyond Vol. 5 – Perfect Seasonal Moments

Get to know the hidden gems of Japan! Jet off on one of JTB's specially arranged tour packages and go on a trip to create...

Japan Travel & Beyond Vol. 4 – Perfect Seasonal Moments

Want to explore Japan at a leisurely pace without any worries? Try one of JTB's extensive tour packages and discover your very own perfect seasonal...

What’s in Chugoku? Vol 3. Okayama Prefecture (Part 1 of 2)

Welcome to Volume 3 (Part 1 of 2) of What's in Chugoku! Okayama has so many charming places to visit that you will want...

No Beef with Kobe: Eat, See, Enjoy!

I took a day trip with K-san (unnamed for privacy) to Kobe during my week-long Japan vacation. We took the direct JR line (around...

Discover the town of Onsens, Shuzenji

Located about 100km southwest of Tokyo, is Izu City, Shiszuoka Prefecture. Found at the Izu Hantō (peninsula), it is well known for its natural...

What’s in Kyushu? Vol. 2 Saga Prefecture

Although Saga Prefecture (佐賀県) is the smallest in Kyushu, it played an important role in Japan's history as a hub for trade and transmission...

Jindaiji temple – The hidden gem of Tokyo

I recently took the Keio-line from Shinjuku and headed for the Chofu(調布)station. Chofu looks just like your average Tokyo suburb on first sight, but if...

5 Great ‘Power’-ful Accessory Combinations – Kazu Japan Power Stones

We all could use a little ‘help’ in life; be it either literal, or even in a more spiritual sense. However, “dress for success” is...