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Walking the Nakasendo Road from Magome to Tsumago

Sydney November 20, 2017 - The clang of brass bells is the Kiso Road’s soundtrack. On this trail, hikers are encouraged to rent a bell to scare off bears. The Kiso Road, or Kisoji, runs alongside Japan’s Central Alps. It’s been chronicled since 701AD, but…...

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Christmas and New Year Events at Hello Kitty Land

Sydney November 16, 2017 - Partners information: Hello Kitty Land Tokyo will hold two special winter events this year. Experience the unique “Puro Christmas” event, followed by the New Year event, “Tribute to Wonderful”. It’s the only time of the year to see your favourite…...

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Become a Ninja in Shiga Prefecture

Sydney November 16, 2017 - Partners Information: Become a Ninja in Shiga Prefecture! Ninja served their lords by collecting information and using their unique ninjutsu fighting style, operating behind the scenes during the long struggle to unify feudal Japan. In Shiga Prefecture, the Koka Ninja…...

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New luggage storage service at Hiroshima station

Sydney November 16, 2017 - Partners Information: Chugoku JR Bus Company started a new luggage storage service next to Hiroshima Station Tourist Information, on 2F Hiroshima Shinkansen Meitengai. In conjunction with the renovation of Hiroshima Station, the new service aims to make travel to Hiroshima city…...

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Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen Reservation App

Sydney November 14, 2017 - Partners Information: JR Central released a new smartphone app, the Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen Reservation App. This free app allows users to buy tickets for the Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen (bullet train) line, which connects Japan’s Golden Route (Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Nagoya, Kyoto,…...

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Kyoto Study Program Winter 2018

Sydney October 23, 2017 - From Anime to Zen Partners Information: Are you interested in learning about Kyoto with friends from around the world? Study in Kyoto is now accepting winter applications for a two-week study tour. The program is organised by the City of Kyoto…...

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Airport Limousine Bus Multi Voucher

Sydney October 23, 2017 - Partners Information: Airport Limousine Bus started sales of a discounted Airport Limousine Bus Multi Voucher for tourists this October. The Multi Voucher includes 4 single tickets on the Airport Limousine Bus, for travel between Narita Airport and Central Tokyo. Use it…...

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Japan Expressway Pass now on sale

Sydney October 19, 2017 - Partners Information: The new Japan Expressway Pass allows unlimited use of Japan expressways through the Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) system at a flat rate with any car hire for either 7 or 14 consecutive days.   Benefits Fixed price for…...

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Japanese Film Festival 2017, Starring Regional Japan

Sydney October 10, 2017 - The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) is one of the largest celebrations of Japanese cinema in the world, and it’s coming to Australia from October 6 to December 3 across all states. Audiences will be treated to a full gamut of…...

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Japanese Film Festival Australia

Sydney September 29, 2017 - Yokoso! Welcome to the 21st Japanese Film Festival! The JFF, brought to you by the Japan Foundation, brings the best Japanese cinema of 2017 to audiences around Australia. This year’s program shares a spectrum of emotions and human experiences, and…...

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Strawberry picking in Yamanashi

Sydney September 25, 2017 - Partners Information: Omagaricho in south Kofu city is the biggest region for strawberry production in Yamanashi Prefecture. Taste juicy, sweet strawberries grown in a place that experiences some of the longest hours of sunlight. Strawberry Picking in Yamanashi When Strawberry…...

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Autumn Leaves at Lake Chuzenji

Sydney September 25, 2017 - Partners Information: Lake Chuzenji (Chuzenjiko) in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, is the highest natural lake at 1,269 metres above sea level. Trees such as momiji (Japanese maple), urushi, buna (Siebold’s beech), mizunara (oak trees) and katsura grow in the area and…...

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Halloween Party at Hello Kitty Land

Sydney September 25, 2017 - Partners Information: Sanrio Puroland, also known as Hello Kitty Land Tokyo, is holding a special autumn event, Puro Halloween Party. The event is on now until 31st October. The theme of the event is “Cosplay during the day! Scream at night!”,…...

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The Japan Official Travel App

Sydney September 25, 2017 - Japan Official Travel App We’ve launched our first travel app, the “Japan Official Travel App”! The app aims to better assist international travellers in Japan. Features Tourist information articles Restaurant listings Public transport route guidance Information on hospitals which provide foreign…...

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Keikyu Kannonzaki Glamping

Sydney September 21, 2017 - Partners Information: Snow Peak Glamping Keikyu Kannonzaki has opened a multilingual website for their glamping facility. The site is available in English, Chinese (traditional and simplified) and Korean. Book online in advance and pay by credit card! The glamping facility is operated by Kannonzaki…...

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