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Tobu Nikko Station’s Tourist Information Center renovated

Sydney May 18, 2017 - Tobu Nikko Station’s Tourist Information Center has been renovated to better cater to non-Japanese visitors. New facilities include a home delivery service counter and multilingual ticket vending machines. The home delivery counter can store your bags all day or can deliver them…...

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Serenity Now! Five places to escape the crowds in Japan

Sydney May 18, 2017 - While Japan’s fast-paced cities are a veritable playground for travellers keen on bar-hopping, fine dining and vintage shopping, the quieter corners of Japan offer a peaceful getaway from Japan’s well-trodden urban centres and tourist hot spots. Here are some top…...

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One-day Cherry Picking Bus Tour in Minami Shinshu

Sydney May 17, 2017 - Spend the day picking fresh cherries in Minami Shinshu on a bus tour with English-speaking staff. Free Wi-Fi and power-points are available on the bus. Price 8,500 yen adults / 7,500 yen children (aged 2-5) Infants (0-1 year olds cannot…...

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MasterChef Australia in Japan

Sydney May 15, 2017 - MasterChef Australia judges Gary Mehigan, Matt Preston and George Calombaris, and the top 9 contestants journeyed to Japan for the first time in MasterChef Australia history! Sponsored by Japan National Tourism Organization - cash1970.info (JNTO), Japan Week 2017 featured episodes filmed at…...

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Capsule toy vending machines at Kansai Airport

Sydney May 12, 2017 - Kansai Airport has installed capsule toy vending machines (known as “gacha” machines) in Terminal 2. Capsule toy vending machines are popular with Japanese but area also becoming increasingly popular with visitors from abroad. Installing these gacha machines at the International…...

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Summer at Tokyo Disney Resort

Sydney May 12, 2017 - Tokyo Disney Resort will offer special events and programs at Tokyo Disneyland® Park, Tokyo DisneySea® Park, the Disney Hotels and other locations this summer, 11 July to 31 August 2017. Tokyo DisneySea Tokyo DisneySea will hold “Disney Pirates Summer” for the…...

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BeerFest Daisen 10-11 June 2017

Sydney May 11, 2017 - Gaze out at the majestic Daisen and enjoy wonderful craft beers from all over Japan, including Daisen G beer. In addition to the beer, visitors can enjoy delicious dishes and stage entertainment. Price All day drinking ticket: 5,000 yen (advance…...

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1000 yen bus from Osaka to Tottori

Sydney May 11, 2017 - From 1 June 2017, visitors can travel to Tottori from Osaka Namba OCAT for 1,000 yen by highway bus. These discounted tickets are available exclusively to tourists holding passports from countries outside of Japan. Purchase your tickets from Kansai Airport,…...

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Where to experience Hanami in Japan?

Sydney May 8, 2017 - Anytime is always a good time to visit Japan, but there’s just something so magical in witnessing the blooming of the sakura at the beginning of spring, it completely blew me away when I visited last April. I’ve seen cherry…...

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Here’s six things you didn’t know about Japan

Sydney May 4, 2017 - So you’ve heard all about it, and maybe even read a few guides, but do you really know what to expect from a trip to Japan? Here’s a few things below about an experience in Japan that might actually surprise…...

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Lake Chuzenji Cruise in Nikko

Sydney May 4, 2017 - Fully enjoy cruising on Lake Chuzenji in Nikko! Lake Chuzenji, with a circumference of 25km, depth of 163m and 1,269m above sea level is “the lake in the highest place in Japan” (*among the lakes bigger than 4km2 / excluding…...

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1-Day Bus Tour to Takayama and Shirakawago from Nagoya

Sydney May 4, 2017 - Join a one day bus tour to Takayama and Shirakawago from Nagoya with English-speaking staff. Buses are equipped with free Wi-Fi and a power-point! Takayama, Gifu Prefecture Since Tayakama used to be a capital of Hida-no-kuni province, it is often…...

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Six top tips for a first-time visit to Japan

Sydney May 2, 2017 - Get a Japan Rail (JR) Pass If you’re planning to do some travelling around by shinkansen (bullet-train) while you’re in Japan, you’d be a few steps ahead by purchasing a JR Pass before you travel. Granted, at $362 per adult…...

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Japanese sweet making class in Shiga

Sydney May 2, 2017 - Kanou Shoujuan Sunai no Sato is a longstanding Japanese style confectioner, now synonymous with Shiga. Along with delicious delicacies, they also offer a chance to make your own wagashi, Japanese sweets. Using ingredients carefully selected by the highly skilled Kanou…...

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Kumano and Koyasan Access Bus

Sydney May 2, 2017 - Koyasan and Kumano are two notable sacred sites in the Kansai region (Wakayama Prefecture), and are getting more and more popular among international tourists. Koyasan is the eternal sacred site of Shingon sect of esoteric Buddhism with more than 1,200 years…...

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