Luggage Forwarding: Travel Hands-Free

Luggage Forwarding

Luggage Forwarding? What’s that…Most of us love to travel, but no-one enjoys dragging around your suitcase, or even worse a board bag when their lost in a new city. Luggage Forwarding allows you to send your luggage direct to your accommodation in Japan. Imagine walking out of the airport with nothing but hand luggage, and being free to explore from the moment you land in your newest destination.After having dragged our bags all over the country on our first trip to Japan, we now know all too well the convenience of luggage forwarding. Save yourself the hassle of dragging around […]

What’s the Best Run in Niseko

Skiing in Niseko

What’s the best run in Niseko?What’s the best run in Niseko? As someone who feels hard done by if I don’t get 366 days of skiing a year I get asked pretty frequently “where is your favourite place to ski?” Given that the question is normally posed by middle-aged businessmen it can be pretty confusing. If you’re still struggling to get your skis parallel then what you think is the best fun in the world isn’t going to cut the mustard for the pro-teams that pop into town a few times each season.So why did you come to Niseko and […]

Essential Basic Japanese Greetings and Phrases

The shop front of a local shot

Your introduction to some basic Japanese greetings and phrases to make your trip a little more enjoyable.Learning some basic Japanese before your trip will ensure your well equipped to prevent stress during simple events such as navigating a taxi driver or asking where the bathroom is.Landing in Japan is a surreal experience. If, like me, you had an overnight flight without a wink of shut-eye then you’ll be craving some sleep. Oh, and a shower after being crammed in-between two over-sized men for the past 10 hours. All that aside, I can’t contain my excitement each time I land in Japan. […]

5 tips for First Timers in Japan

Temples and Trees

So, your all booked and off to Japan? You won’t regret it… Before you leave, it’s a good idea to educate yourself on what you can do to make your trip a little more enjoyable. Here are our Top 5 Tips for first timer’s. LANGUAGEYou don’t speak Japanese, but you want to visit Japan? Don’t stress, this is not a problem. Japanese people are extremely friendly and welcoming. Regardless of your language abilities, you’re still going to have a great time. We do recommend you be prepared with a few greetings and important phrases. Not only will any attempt be well […]

When to Visit Niseko

Hirafu's night lights

So you’ve heard the word “Japow” thrown around and you want to get a piece of it. Knowing when to visit can make all the difference to your holiday experience.There is no denying that Niseko is infamous for it’s winter playground and copious amounts of snowfall during the Northern Winters. Generally speaking, you can ski in Niseko, from the end of November until the first week in May. The main season however will run from mid December until the end of March (dependent on snow conditions).The main season is when you can expect the mountain and village to be alive, […]