This photo is of the Itsukushima Shrine 'floating' torii gate during the Miyajima Water Firework Festival in Hiroshima Prefecture. Around 5000 fireworks are launched for this festival held on the waterfront of Miyajima Island, and will be held on Saturday 26th August this year.
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Summer is the time of festivals in Japan, with fireworks, parades, street stalls and outdoor adventures to keep you distracted from the heat. With features varying from traditional food to new-age food, healthy food to snack food, there is plenty happening during summer to entice you to Japan.
Have you noticed what the theme of this edition is yet? With so much variety in Japanese cuisine, we take this opportunity to show you all the wonderful culinary aspects of Japan, and help you plan what some consider the most important part of any holiday: the food.
Eat Japan: An essential guide to this culinary hot spot
Always wondered about the best places to eat and the must-try dishes? Download our culinary guide to Japan and learn about all of the mouthwatering things awaiting you in Japan! See more
Restaurant Kamakura Village in Iiyama Nagano
Ever considered having a delicious meal in a kamakura (snow hut)? Now you can! Plan it for your next trip to Japan during winter. See more
J-Dining - Japanese restaurant booking site
JTB Publishing has opened a new Japanese restaurant booking site with information on over 100 restaurants in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka with plans to expand further. See more
A chef’s guide to Tokyo and beyond
See where Matt Crabbe, previously a sous chef in Tetsuya's Restaurant and now residing in Tokyo with several popular restaurants, recommends for Tokyo and more. See more
Seven must-try food experiences in Japan
If you're planning a trip and a bit overwhelmed by the sheer variety of food you can try, here is a simple list to help you decide. See more
Eat like a locavore: An insider’s guide to Japan’s food scene
Australian food writer Jessie Thomson gives us her inside tips to eating in Japan like a local. See more
Deals and Campaigns
Waterfall dining in Yurihama, Tottori
Fancy a traditional Japanese meal next to a waterfall? Well now you can at Imadaki Waterfall in Yurihama, Tottori Prefecture. See more
Mt Takao Day trip from Tokyo
Mt Takao is only around 1 hour from Shinjuku by train and is a great location to see Mt Fuji or the amazing autumn foliage.See more
Nagano Transport App: Nagano Navi This app, available on both iOS and Android, allows you to plot your course between any two locations or even your current position. See more
Hokkaido Driving App: Drive Hokkaido This new app by NAVITIME is designed to help tourists who plan to see Hokkaido through the use of a rental car. See more
Mt Fuji travel booking site open Tourism Shizuoka Japan (TSJ) has launched a new website to help travellers book local experiential programs such as cycling or hiking in Shizuoka Prefecture. See more
Sanyo San'in Northern Kyushu Pass JR West and JR Kyushu have joined to launch the new Sanyo San'in Northern Kyushu Pass which allows visitors to explore the area from Kansai to Northern Kyushu. See more
Festivals and Events
5 JUL - 23 OCT 2017:
SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now Visit Mori Art Museum or The National Art Center in Tokyo to see a collection of prominent Southeast Asian Artists.
18-27 AUG 2017:
Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival Come to Auburn Botanic Gardens to experience Japanese culture, food and cherry blossoms. JNTO will be exhibiting on 26-27 AUG so drop by our booth and pick up some brochures!