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Kinosaki Onsen One Day Pass

If you’re planning to visit Kinosaki Onsen in Hyogo prefecture, consider the ZENTAN BUS ONE DAY PASS, a convenient and economical way to travel around the hot-springs town. Recommended attractions include the Homeland for the Oriental White Stork, Izushi Castle…...

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Mt Fuji Shibazakura 2017 Day Tour

Visit Mt Fuji in time for the Shibazakura Festival on this one-day tour from Tokyo operated by H.I.S. The festival is held at Lake Motosu in Yamanashi prefecture. Over 800,000 different types of shibazakura (pink moss) grow in white, pink…...

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Japan Shopping Festival 2016-2017 Winter Season

Japan Shopping Festival (JSF) 2016-2017 Winter , an event organised by the Japan Shopping Tourism Organization (JSTO) is on now until Tuesday, 28 February 2017. Winter is an exciting time for shoppers in Japan with sales for Christmas and New Year’s.…...

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6th Hida Takayama Ultramarathon

The 6th Takayama Ultramarathon will be held on Sunday, 11 June 2017 at Hida Takayama Big Arena. There are two divisions; the 100km and 71km. Entries are now being accepted and close on 31st March 2017. Download the flyer here.…...

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Super Nintendo World coming to Universal Studios Japan

Super Nintendo World is coming to Universal Studios Japan, featuring universally recognised and well-loved characters and worlds from the Nintendo game franchise. The exciting new area is set to open in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Universal Studios Japan will be the…...

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Akita Fair in Sydney

Located on the northern part of the main island of Japan, Akita prefecture is a land of exciting discoveries with its colourful festivals, serene hot springs and grand ski resorts. The Akita Prefectural Government is excited to hold the ‘Akita…...

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Why Visit Onsens in Japan?

…no makeup, relaxed and feeling good… “Did you do that Japanese bath thing?” is the question often asked while discussing holidays in Japan. YES! After visiting four spa towns in Japan, each a different experience, I love it! Out of…...

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2016-2017 Furano Resort Guide

Furano city is a well-known ski resort area in Hokkaido, Japan. At Furano Ski resort, kids under 12 ski free! To claim this offer, head to the ticket centre and show your passport. Reservations are not required. The ski resort…...

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New Year J-Culture Event at Tokyo International Forum

To celebrate its 20th Anniversary, Tokyo International Forum will hold J-Culture Fest: Nippon, Wagokoro, Hatsumoude, a event celebrating traditional Japanese culture on 1-3 January 2017. The event consists of two attractions; the “New Year’s Theme Park” which allows guests to experience, discover…...

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Finding Nemo Attraction to open at Tokyo DisneySea

Tokyo DisneySea themepark will launch their new attraction Nemo & Friends SeaRider on 12 May 2017. Concept image of the attraction’s exterior © Disney/Pixar The indoor attraction at Port Morey is based on the world of Disney/Pixar Finding Nemo and Finding…...

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Haneda Airport to Hakuba Direct Bus

A new direct bus to Hakuba from Haneda Airport starts this winter, from 17 Dec 2016 – 5 Mar 2017. Hakuba, one of the top favourite destinations for ski and snowboard fanatics from all over the world, is now within…...

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