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3 Days in Yakushima

This October, I was lucky enough to spend 3 days on Yakushima, a small, circular island 135km south of Kagoshima city. Before going, I’d heard about some of the island’s more famous attractions, like the Shiratani Unsuikyo Gorge (made famous…...

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Rice planting at Hida Folk Village

Partners Information: Rice planting in beautiful rounded rice field! Rice planting season is coming. In Japan, only two rounded rice fields remain and one can be found in Takayama. These special rice fields were historically significant to the Shinto religion.…...

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1-day Flower Tour of Eastern Hokkaido

Partners Information: From late May to early June, Eastern Hokkaido is blanketed in pink with beautiful shibazakura (pink moss). Take a day tour from Sapporo to see the shibazakura, blooming alongside tulips! Cost 11,980 yen for adults, 10,980 yen for children…...

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Cycling in Shinanomachi Nagano

Partners Information: Enjoy a leisurely cycle through the Japanese countryside and admire the beauty of national parkland. Shinanomachi, a rural town of northern Nagano prefecture, offers rental bicycles and lots of summer activities such as camping, hiking, and water sports. The varied cycling or…...

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Mt Fuji Climbing Tour

Partners Information: Willer Express’s 2-day Mt. Fuji Climbing Tour is so popular that over 3,500 customers have completed it. The tour organisers have figured out how to make it as easy as possible for novice climbers to see the sun at the summit, and…...

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Kobe Marathon entries open

Partners Information: Entries are now open to overseas visitors for the 8th Kobe Marathon, held on Sunday, 18 November 2018. The theme of the event is “Thanks and Friendship”. Run this beautiful course against the backdrop of the Seto Inland Sea…...

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Access to Mt Aso crater resumed

Partners Information: Access to Kumamoto Prefecture’s Mt Aso has restarted with the new Mt Aso Loop Shuttle Bus operated by Kyushu Sanko Tourism Co., ltd. This bus provides alternative transport to the Mt Aso Ropeway, which is still currently out of…...

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Cycling Shimanami Event Applications Open

Partners Information: Setouchi Shimanami Kaido International Cycling Event Cycling Shimanami 2018 Cycle across highway bridges with views of the beautiful islands of the Seto Inland Sea! Every course includes the unique chance to cycle directly on the highway bridges that connect…...

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Tateyama Kurobe Option Ticket on sale now

Partners Information: JR East and JR West have joined forces once again to sell the convenient Tateyama Kurobe Option Ticket (one-way) for tourists visiting Japan from overseas. This ticket allows tourists to economically visit the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route from Nagano/Toyama…...

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Greater Tokyo Pass on sale now

Partners Information: The Greater Tokyo Pass on sale now The Greater Tokyo Pass is a special 3-day ticket allowing the user unlimited rides on railway and streetcars operated by 12 companies, and ordinary fixed-route buses operated by 52 companies in…...

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Hotel Wing International Premium Kanazawa Ekimae opens

Partners Information: ‘Hotel Wing International Premium Kanazawa Ekimae’ opened Sunday, 1 April 2018. Hotel Wing International Premium Kanazawa Ekimae was designed by architect Ryuzo Shirae. This architect also designed Kanazawa Station’s iconic Tsuzumi gate, often selected as one of the world’s most…...

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Wisteria Festival at Ashikaga Flower Park

Partners Information: Wisteria Festival at Ashikaga Flower Park Enjoy wisteria flowers in full bloom with more than 350 wisteria trees, including a 150 year old large wisteria tree with its 600 tatami mat size wisteria trellis, and an 80 metre long…...

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Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route 2018

Partners information: The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route will open in full on Sunday, 15th April 2018. Get excited! Visitors will be able to walk between snow walls that are nearly 20 meters high. We recommend seeing the snow walls between May and…...

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Takayama Spring Kimono Walk

Partners Information: Takayama Spring Kimono Walk The Takayama Spring Kimono Walk event will take place from April 21st. Dress up in Kimono and enjoy walking along the ancient streets in Takayama! It would be a great memory of your trip for…...

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1-day Mt Fuji Shibazakura Tour

Partners Information: About 800,000 shibazakura (moss phlox) plants bloom at the base of Mt.Fuji. Pink, white and violet flower carpets spread across a 2.4 hectare site. Join this 1-Day Round Trip from Tokyo to visit Mt. Fuji Shibazakura Festival, Arakura…...

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