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  • 48 hours in Kagoshima

    Few first-time Japan visitors make it down to the island of Kyushu, but with a subtropical climate, natural hot spring and beaches to boot, it's well worth a visit. Travel consultant Laura explores the picturesque seaside city of Kagoshima. (more…)

  • Top tips and best food for vegans in Japan

    Travel consultant Julia discovers that eating vegan in Japan is not only possible, it's pretty darn delicious! Here are a few of her top tips for being vegan in Japan, and a few favourite dishes from her recent trip. (more…)

  • Autumn in Kyushu: Mount Aso, Unzen Hells and Yakushima in pictures

    We’ve long been cheerleaders for Kyushu. The island is blessed with natural beauty: there are dense rainforests, steaming hot springs and soft sandy beaches. Then there’s the unique blend of European and Japanese architecture, a hangover from its history as a trading port. Finally, the city’s food scene, so delicious it’ll leave you hankering for Japanese food long after your plane touches down at home. (more…)

  • 5 reasons to go to Sendai, Tohoku

    Despite having picturesque tiny hot spring towns, traditional festivals and sacred mountains, Tohoku (just two hours from Tokyo) is often woefully forgotten by first-time visitors to Japan. Travel consultant Aaron returns to his former home city of Sendai, the largest city in Tohoku, to reveal just how special this corner of Japan is. (more…)


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