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Umi Sushi and Bar, Haymarket, Sydney

Nestled in amongst the hustle and bustle of Haymarket and located just a 5-minute walk from Central Station, Umi Sushi and Bar captures the eyes of many curious passers-by. The 8-metre long fish tank grabs...

Finding the sublime in Tokushima

On first glance, Tokushima City, located on Japan’s Shikoku island seems a typical Japanese city: clean streets, a mix of high rise modern buildings and quaint traditional houses further at the edges, leading up...

The case for ryokans

The word ryokan - meaning ‘traditional Japanese inn’ - is a word that pops up quite frequently when talking about Japanese travel, often associated with 'traditional' cities like Kyoto. While you can probably find...

Kid Kyoto

Japan has always been a place of wonder and excitement for me. A few years back in Osaka, I got lost while wandering around in some back streets and ended up having a long...

Gojima One Year Anniversary, Pyrmont

Most of us are familiar with sushi and burgers but it took the imagination of entrepreneur and restaurateur Chase Kojima to combine the two and introduce a brand new food concept to Sydney –...

Hidden Gems of Okayama, Japan

Located between Hiroshima and Osaka, the Okayama Prefecture is a peaceful, mountainous region in Japan that I hadn't really paid attention to in the past, but wound up surprising me in the best way.  Don't...

Why you should visit Onomichi, Hiroshima

The typical ideal travel itinerary in Japan seems to occupy one of two types of experiences: the bustling modern concrete jungle of Tokyo or Osaka, or a temple-filled 'traditional' experience full of tea ceremony...

The Happiest Place on Earth for Sake Lovers: Saijo & Takehara

Saijo Sake Festival The happiest place on earth is loud, crowded and just a little bit gross, but it's something worth experiencing for sure.  Picture this: all the sake available from all over Japan, meaning over...

Yebisu Izakaya

Tucked conveniently at the back of Town Hall’s Regent’s Place in the heart of Sydney and filled with literally every Japanese food under the sun, Yebisu Izakaya is a place that allows you to grab anything...

Kirin’s Tiny Tokyo at the Ivy Pool Club

  Fancy a trip to the food and bar scene of Tokyo but without the hassle of travelling there? You'll want to hear about Kirin and ivy's latest brainchild. Tiny Tokyo is everything that you...

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