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Applications open for Kobe Marathon 2019

April 16, 2019 Events Latest News

Partners Information: The 9th Kobe Marathon will be held on Saturday, 17 November 2019. The theme of this year’s run is “Thanks and Friendship”. Run a beautiful course against a backdrop of the Seto Inland Sea and the Rokko mountain…...

Six Amazing Things to do in Western Japan

April 15, 2019 Latest News Travellers Blog

By Helen Foster Despite the fact that I’ve travelled to Japan many times, my trips have always been concentrated around Tokyo or a few hours either side of it, on my last trip though I branched out; flying into Fukuoka,…...

Special Exhibition of Takayama Festival Floats on 1 May 2019

April 12, 2019 Events Latest News

Partners Information: The ornate floats of the Spring and Autumn Takayama Festivals will be specially displayed on 1st May 2019 to celebrate the Japanese new era of Reiwa. Date Wednesday May 1, 2019 Event schedule Yatai Float Display 9:00 –…...


April 12, 2019 Latest News

Partners Information: More the charms of the Kansai region with this newly released promotional video from Kansai Tourism Bureau. The Kansai region includes Osaka prefecture, the venue of the upcoming G20 Summit. Read more about Kansai

Experience SUP at Lake Chuzenji in Oku Nikko

April 12, 2019 Adventures Latest News

Partners Information: Experience SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding) at Lake Chuzenji in Oku Nikko (Tochigi Prefecture). The lake is relatively calm so beginners or even children can have a go. SUP is also great for those who like yoga. At SUP!SUP!…...

JR Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass expanded

April 8, 2019 Latest News Transportation Travel Passes

Partners Information: The JR Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass is a pass that allows you to travel from Osaka/Nagoya to visit the World Heritage sites of Shirakawago and Gokayama as part of a grand tour of Kanazawa, Toyama and Gifu areas. The…...

Greater Tokyo Pass “SAKURA” Campaign

April 8, 2019 Latest News Travel Passes

Partners Information: From Saturday, 16 March to Tuesday, 30 April 2019, pick up a Greater Tokyo Pass and the usage period will be extended from the normal 3 days to 5 days at no additional cost. Explore the Kanto area…...

Watch Kagura in Hiroshima Prefecture

April 4, 2019 Arts Culture Latest News Special Offers

Partners Information: Watch Kagura in Hiroshima Prefecture with regular performances held every Wednesday between 3 April to 25 December 2019. There are two sessions, 7pm or 8pm and doors open at 6pm. Kagura is a traditional Japanese performing art. In ancient times, it…...

Bicchu Matsuyama Castle and the Cat Lord Sanjuro

April 3, 2019 Latest News

Partners Information: Bicchu Matsuyama Castle in Okayama Prefecture is known as “the mountain castle in the sky”. Surrounded by a sea of clouds, the castle sits at an altitude of 430m, which makes it the highest location of all remaining…...

Tanabata at Tokyo Disney Resort

April 3, 2019 Events Family Latest News

Partners Information: Tokyo Disney Resort will hold the program Disney Tanabata Days from June 6 to July 7, 2019. This program gives the touch of Disney to Tanabata, the traditional Japanese event known as the Star Festival. Guests can also enjoy…...

Online applications for Cruise Train “Seven Stars in Kyushu” open

March 28, 2019 Latest News Transportation

Partners Information: Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu) will open applications for the Cruise Train “Seven Stars in Kyushu” (Oct 2019 to Feb 2020) from the 1st of April 2019. Applications for the Seven Stars in Kyushu are usually only open…...

Oedo Fukagawa Sakura Matsuri 2019

March 15, 2019 Cherry Blossoms Festivals Latest News

The Oedo Fukagawa Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival) will be held again this year in the Fukagawa area of Tokyo, near Monzen-nakacho Station. One unique feature available at this festival is the boat rides! You can enjoy gazing at the…...

Sandanbeki Cave

March 15, 2019 Adventures Latest News

About five minutes by car from Wakayama’s famous Shirahama Beach are the Sandanbeki cliffs, a two kilometre stretch of coastline that towers 50 metres above the sea. Hidden at the bottom of one of these three cliffs is Sandanbeki Doukutsu, a…...

JR West Online Train Reservations Start

March 8, 2019 Latest News Transportation

Partners Information: In January, we shared the news of the JR West Online Train Reservation System launching. We are pleased to share further details of the service as follows: 1. Service launch Standard tickets (reserved/non-reserved seating): Tuesday, 26 March 2019…...

Tanto Tulip Festival 2019

March 8, 2019 Festivals Latest News

Partners Information: Tanto Tulip Festival 2019 will be held from the middle of April to the end of April. Come and see around 1,000,000 planted tulips that come in about 300 different varieties. 100,000 of these tulips will be used to make flower…...

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