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Hokkaido Welcome Campaign

Autumn, one of the best seasons to visit, has arrived in Hokkaido. A new campaign welcoming tourists to visit Hokkaido, We are GENKI Hokkaido/ Welcome! HOKKAIDO, JAPAN Campaign started on September 28, 2018. During this campaign period, many organizations and facilities…...

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Unusual Islands in Japan

By Differentville With Japan containing an amazing 6852 islands, how can you decide which to add to your ‘must-see’ list? Well, hopefully our guide to two unique suggestions – Okunoshima (aka Rabbit Island) and Naoshima (aka Art Island) – might…...

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Bunny Shrine of Mima City

Partners Information: Bunny Shrine of Mima City, Tokushima Prefecture Shirahito Shrine is located in Anabuki of Mima City. The shrine features a stone lantern (called “goshinto” in Japanese) with a bunny statue on top of it, considered rare in Japan. This area…...

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Warning alert on Typhoon Trami (Typhoon No. 24)

Typhoon Trami (Typhoon Number 24) is projected to approach Okinawa and Amami Islands on September 29th and continue northeastward along Japan through October 1st. Travellers visiting Japan are advised to check the latest local weather reports, follow directions from local…...

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Welcome! Kansai, Japan Campaign

Celebrating the restart of normal operations at Kansai International Airport, a new campaign welcoming tourists to visit the Kansai area, “Welcome! KANSAI, JAPAN Campaign” started on 21 September 2018. During this campaign period, many organisations and facilities will be providing special…...

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Izushi Autumn Events 2018

Partners Information: Make your visit to Japan a memorable one with a visit to Izushi-cho (Izumi Town in Hyogo Prefecture) this autumn. Autumn Festival Date October 14th (Sun) Location Izushi-cho The Autumn Festival is also known as the Danjiri Festival. Danjiri…...

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Glamping in Shiga

Partners Information: Here are four accommodation facilities on Lake Biwa and the surrounding area where you can go glamping! Glamping in Shiga L’ Hôtel Du Lac Experience glamping while looking out over Lake Biwa and Chikubushima island. More information Okubiwako Makino…...

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Shikoku Cycling: Challenge 1,000km Project

Partners Information: A Once in a Lifetime Cycling Journey! Overseas entries to the 1,000km long Shikoku Circuit Route are now open! The spiritual island of Shikoku holds 1,200 years of history of pilgrimage culture. Shikoku is surrounded by the ocean on…...

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Japanese Film Festival Australia 2018

© 2018 “Color Me True” Film Partners   2018 marks the 22nd annual Japanese Film Festival (JFF). With films playing to an audience of over 27,000 across Australia last year alone, we’re excited to announce this year’s incredible line-up. The…...

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JR-KYUSHU Rail Pass Fukuoka Wide

Partners Information: Kyushu Railway Company (JR-KYUSHU) has commenced sales of a new rail pass aimed at overseas visitors, the JR-KYUSHU Rail Pass (Fukuoka Wide). Use the pass to travel easily to main tourist spots within Fukuoka Prefecture as well as the…...

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Kansai Airport Terminal 1 Resumes Operation

Kansai Airport has resumed partial operation of Terminal 1 and runway A from Friday 14 September. Service start From 12am Friday, 14 September Area Terminal 1 (southern part) *We aim to have the northern part back up and running on Friday,…...

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Japanese Film Festival 2018: Top 5 Picks

It’s that time again, Australia. Your favourite film festival (JFF, of course!) is in town and will be gracing a screen near you from 17th October – 2nd December! For all you Cinephiles and Japanophiles out there, check out our…...

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50 Awesome Things to Do in Tokyo

In this wild, wacky world of ours, Tokyo is surely the wackiest place of them all. I had my first taste of this delicious city in 2015; Scott had finally convinced me to join him and a group of our…...

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Transportation and tourist information after Typhoon Jebi (No. 21)

Typhoon Jebi (No. 21) passed through Japan from September 4th to 5th. Kansai International Airport has been closed due to the typhoon damage, but domestic flights are scheduled to resume on 7th Friday, and international flights are expected to resume…...

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2018.9.6 Earthquake in Hokkaido

On September 6th, 2018 at approximately 3:00 am JST (6:00 pm GMT), a strong earthquake (Magnitude 6.7) occurred in Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido. For the latest updates and information, visit this site....

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