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Category "Festivals"

Takayama Festival

Sydney September 20, 2017 - Partners Information: Takayama Festival is known as one of the three most beautiful festivals in Japan. It became a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2016. The festival is held twice a year; on April 14-15 (Spring Festival) and October 9-10 (Autumn Festival).…...

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Fukagawa Hachiman Main Festival

Sydney August 10, 2017 - Partners Information: The Fukagawa Hachiman Festival will hold its main festival (hon-matsuri) this year. The main festival is celebrated only once every three years. One of the Three Great Festivals of Edo (Tokyo), Fukagawa Hachiman Festival takes place at Tomioka Hachiman…...

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Shiga Fireworks Festivals

Sydney June 27, 2017 - Fireworks Festivals are one of the highlights of summer in Japan. Here’s a list of upcoming Fireworks Festivals to enjoy in Shiga Prefecture in 2017: Biwako Great Fireworks Festival Date: 2017.08.08  7:30pm~8:30pm (In the event of bad weather, the event will…...

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Yunishigawa Onsen Kamakura Festival

Sydney January 6, 2017 - Yunishigawa Onsen is hosting their annual Kamakura (Igloo) Festival from 28 January to 5th March 2017. There are several events organised along the Yunishigawa River for the duration of the festival. During the day, play on the snow slides and…...

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World Heritage Gokayama Winter Light Up Tour

Sydney September 6, 2016 - Club Tourism has launched a special winter light-up tour visiting the UNESCO World Heritage listed village of Gokayama in the snow. The tour features: A light up with over 1,000 candles Traditional performing arts show on an outdoor stage Zenzai (sweet red-bean…...

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1-Day Mt Fuji Shibazakura Tour

Sydney April 14, 2016 - From April to May, 800,000 shibazakura (pink moss) plants bloom at the base of Mt Fuji, carpeting the 2.4 hectare area in pink, white and violet. Willer Express is offering a 1-Day round trip bus tour from Ikebukuro in Tokyo to Mt…...

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Rose Festival at Huis Ten Bosch

Sydney March 14, 2016 - Huis Ten Bosch will host their annual Rose Festival from 5th May to 13th June 2016. This year’s festival will feature 1.2 million roses of 2,000 varieties in a giant medieval European period garden. Visitors can admire the roses by day…...

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Traditional & cultural experiences in Japan by season

Sydney February 3, 2016 - Here at JNTO Sydney office, we’re lucky enough to get to meet and hear from many Australian and New Zealander travellers through our work. That means we’re also well aware that Aussie and Kiwi travellers aren’t necessarily the same :).…...

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