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An emotional roller-coaster at Fuji-Q, Japan…

Record Busting Roller-coasters and High-Octane Houses of Horror… Are you an adrenaline junkie? Want to take on rollercoaster rides that break all world records….? The snappily named Fuji-Q Highland Amusement…
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The Bullet Train

Japan’s bullet trains (or shinkansen) fly across the country like a, um, speeding bullet – running at speeds of up to 198.84mph (320 km/h). The lines cover the whole country…
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Fancy Jasper – Experiencing Japan: Kodawari

  Welcome to the Fancy Jasper: Experiencing Japan. Japanese working culture has received a bad rep globally, known for its long hours and strictness across the board. But within Japan,…
Shibuya Crossing from above at Shibuya Sky in Tokyo, Japan

A World Amongst the Clouds – Shibuya Sky

As your train pulls into the platform, you get off and head towards the exit at Shibuya Station, you’re hit by the hustle and bustle of the famous Shibuya Crossing…
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Films? yes Films.

Throughout the last year we’ve all had to come accustomed to staying at home and after a while there’s not much to do. We’re sure your Netflix watch list has…

Sake – Routed in Craft, Loved by All

Drinking culture runs deep in Japan, and sake is undoubtedly the country’s most well known and deeply loved drink.  It’s said that sake is an acquired taste, but once the…

Utagawa Kuniyoshi – Master of Ukiyo-e

“Pictures of the Floating World”  Ukiyo-e refers to a style of Japanese woodblock print and painting from the Edo period depicting famous theater actors, beautiful courtesans, scenes from history and…

Yakitori – The Art of Skewered Food

We all know Japan for it’s Ramen, Sushi and jiggly cheesecakes….but there’s one food from Japan that’s not so mainstream, although seen as a simple snack it is far from…
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