• May 10, 2018

    Harunire Terrace

    Located in Naka-Karuizawa, approximately 4km to the west of the town centre, Harunire Terrace is a small and stylish dining and shopping area surrounded by picturesque forest. Restaurants and bou...
  • May 1, 2019

    Nakamichi Street

    Located between JR Matsumoto Station and Matsumoto Castle, the Nakamachi Street was the traditional heart of the city’s merchant trading and now a thriving shopping precinct. Situated along the old ‘...
  • May 1, 2019

    Nawate-Dori (Frog Street)

    Matsumoto’s Nawate-dori shopping street is located between Yohashira Shrine and Metoba River, at the midpoint between JR Matsumoto Station and the castle. While it’s a relatively short precinct at on...
  • May 1, 2019

    Private Walking Tour in Matsumoto

    As Nagano Prefecture’s second largest city, Matsumoto offers visitors lots to explore and enjoy all year round. From its iconic castle to its historic streets full of great craft stores, eateries and...
  • April 30, 2019

    Explore Obuse

    Once an important Edo Period (1603-1868) trading town, Obuse is a small historic town accessible using the Nagano Dentetsu (Nagaden) train line. Now known for its chestnut confectionaries, sake and mi...
  • February 26, 2018

    Takayama Morning Markets

    The Takayama Morning Markets – ‘asa-ichi’ – take place at two locations in the town, every morning of the year. The smaller of the two is held in front of the Takayama Jinya and mostly sells local pr...
  • May 5, 2017


    Any first-time to Osaka who doesn’t make it to Dotonbori at some point during their visit really isn’t following the tourist rulebook. Bright, crash, loud and great fun, Dotonbori might be an Osaka c...
  • May 4, 2017


    Shinsaibashi-suji is one of Osaka’s best-known shopping streets, a 600-metre long arcade running from Shinsaibashi Station to the equally famous Dotonbori canal. The seemingly endless shopping arcade...
  • May 3, 2017


    Also known as ‘Amemura’, ‘Amerika-mura’ or ‘America Village’ is Osaka’s most famous centre of youth culture. Taking its name from the influence of American culture - most readily identifiable in the ...