Journey To The East Blog

News and articles about small group touring in Japan

Autumn in Japan

Autumn in Japan – When To Go and Things to Do

  Autumn in Japan is when history, culture and nature colaborate best to show off the sheer beauty you will never forget. Autumn starts in northern Japan and rolls south as the year progresses. This presents so many more opportunities to experience this natural beauty and to select what pleases you best. Because each region…

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Yuki’s Japanese home cooking recipes – Fish

Fish is Japanese people’s favourite protein and we have so many ways of cooking fish. It is spring in Australia and I am so happy to see fresh mackerel and Spanish mackerel at my local fish market. I will share with you three of my favourite ways of cooking mackerel. Saikyo-yaki (miso marinated grilled fish)…

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Autumn in the park

2020 Autumn Tour Launch

Journey to the East launch a wide range of tours for the 2020 Autumn (Fall) Colours Season…

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2020 Food Tour of Hokkaido Launch

Journey to the East are proud to announce the latest in our popular series of food tours, the 2020 Food Tour of Hokkaido. Culinary delights include everything from street food and Sapporo’s famous ramen, right through to Michelin starred restaurants and traditional kaiseki multi-course cuisine…

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Mt Fuji with cherry blossoms

Cherry Blossom Season 2020 Forecast

It has been a hectic time for The Journey to the East team over the past few months! It is now May and the iconic cherry blossom season across Japan is drawing to a close for 2019. We take a look back at 2019 with our clients and look forward to the 2020 Cherry Blossom Season…

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Cherry Blossom in Kyoto

Spring in Japan – When To Go and Things to Do

  Mention Spring in Japan and most people immediately think of the cherry blossom (sakura in Japanese). Often however their thoughts don’t go much further. Today I was going to talk about the cherry blossom because it is so beautiful. However, the cherry blossom season doesn’t last for the whole of Spring (Haru) and there…

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When is the best time to see cherry blossom in Japan?

I know you are looking for a quick easy answer to ”When is the best time to see cherry blossom in Japan?’ Well, it isn’t quite that easy, and that is probably why you are are asking it.   The answer revolves around four key factors that drive the cherry blossom:- The latitude – generally,…

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Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine

When is the best time to visit Japan?

Best time to See Japan That is a great question:- Update Nov 2019 We are often asked ‘when is the best time to visit Japan’ (or most popular time to visit Japan). Most visitors have a holiday in Japan in Cherry Blossom time (late March – April) and Autumn time (November – December). Winter (January…

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