This is Japan.

This is Japan.
As you may have gathered from earlier posts, the Blackbirds love visiting Japan. And we know we are not the only ones that this mystical place has touched. To get a real sense of the 'wonderment' that you experience there, check out this awesome short film by Mattias Evangelista. It...

Japan is everything you expect... Part 3.

Japan is everything you expect... Part 3.
Accommodation. There are many, many options here and to be honest, only you know what will suit you best for what you want/need/can afford. You can choose from your standard 'Hotel' style of room (which isn't very 'Japanese' really), to a more authentic experience by staying in a 'Pension' with...

Japan is everything you expect... Part 2.

Japan is everything you expect... Part 2.
Following on from Part 1 of our Japanese Odyssey - Hakuba offers up a terrific choice of eateries. While it is becoming more accommodating to western palates over time, there are still places where you can go and have very traditional Japanese food. It is excellent value too. We were able...

Japan is everything you expect... and more.

Japan is everything you expect... and more.
When you hop off the plane you know you're somewhere special. When you explore the new and old cities you get treated to a sensory feast that bombards you from every angle. When you get rural and meet the locals, you enter a world of tradition and hospitality. Then there's...