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Travel Expo 2017

Sydney February 2, 2017 - See you at Travel Expo 2017! Come and pick up some free maps and guides on travel to Japan, meet with the Japan travel experts and book some great deals! Entry is free. Sydney Date: Sat 4th & Sun 5th February Time:…...

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Ginza – Japan’s Premier Shopping and Dining District

Sydney February 2, 2017 - In Ginza, the air seems almost scentless, like freshly minted coins. Every day, shopkeepers clean their storefront sidewalks. Immaculately scrubbed and groomed Japanese promenade in fine clothes. There’s no traipsing to the convenience store in a tracksuit here. Bvlgari store…...

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Top 5 Places To Visit In Tohoku

Sydney January 31, 2017 - Written by Jayne Gorman @jayneytravels Tohoku is a region of stunning natural beauty found just to the north of Tokyo. Made up of 6 prefectures (Akita, Aomori, Fukushima, Iwate, Miyagi and Yamagata), Tohoku is bursting with hot springs, snowy mountains,…...

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Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo “Premier Grand” Club Floors

Sydney January 30, 2017 - Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo, one of Japan’s most prestigious international hotels located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, opened its “Premier Grand” Club Floors, including 111 fully renovated suite and premium club rooms, on December 15, 2016. Two categories of guest room, the…...

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Oku Japan Introduces A New Spiritual Journey to Shikoku

Sydney January 27, 2017 - Watch the video here: Fascinating aspects of this deeply spiritual route include how little is known of its origins, and its mysterious connection with Kobo Daishi, founder of Shingon Buddhism. Pilgrims have walked the trail for 1200 years and even…...

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Japan – Setouchi region

Sydney January 25, 2017 - Written by Vinh Pham @fluffpiece Having visited Japan for the first time in May 2016 spending my days there exploring Tokyo without any plans, I was incredibly blessed to be invited by JNTO (Japan National Tourism Organisation) to come back and…...

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Three Must-See Reasons to Visit Japan (Setouchi Region)

Sydney January 20, 2017 - Written by Levi Caleb Allan @levicaleballan Having only been out of Australia once before, you can imagine the culture shock I experienced when Visit Japan Au invited me along to explore the southern regions of Japan over a week, late…...

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Land of the rising sun.. 5 nights in Japan’s Tohoku region

Sydney January 18, 2017 - Written by Sera J wright @photography_byron_bay Japan has been on my list of countries to visit for a long time. I lived and worked in the snow for 7 snow seasons, one in NZ and the rest in Australia, so…...

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Explore the Wonderland of Eastern Hokkaido by Sightseeing Bus

Sydney January 12, 2017 - Winter schedule started 23 December 2016 Visit the Route to Asian National Treasures official website and explore the wonderland of Eastern Hokkaido by sightseeing bus. The following new southern bus route has been added: Sapporo / New Chitose Airport <->…...

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Yunishigawa Onsen Kamakura Festival

Sydney January 6, 2017 - Yunishigawa Onsen is hosting their annual Kamakura (Igloo) Festival from 28 January to 5th March 2017. There are several events organised along the Yunishigawa River for the duration of the festival. During the day, play on the snow slides and…...

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Guesthouse WASABI Osaka

Sydney January 6, 2017 - Guesthouse WASABI Osaka Bed and Library opened on 11 December 2016. The guesthouse offers facilities for a comfortable stay including FREE Wi-Fi, private showers, a powder room and a lounge space equipped with about 10,000 books. Library Bed Sleeping area Address…...

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Hokkaido Winter Tours

Sydney January 6, 2017 - Club Tourism is offering a selection of winter tours to make the most out of your trip to Hokkaido. Tours depart from Hokkaido, Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka. Seafood Ice-breaking Cruises Sapporo Snow Festival   Hokkaido winters can be harsh, but there…...

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Kinosaki Onsen One Day Pass

Sydney December 22, 2016 - If you’re planning to visit Kinosaki Onsen in Hyogo prefecture, consider the ZENTAN BUS ONE DAY PASS, a convenient and economical way to travel around the hot-springs town. Recommended attractions include the Homeland for the Oriental White Stork, Izushi Castle…...

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Mt Fuji Shibazakura 2017 Day Tour

Sydney December 21, 2016 - Visit Mt Fuji in time for the Shibazakura Festival on this one-day tour from Tokyo operated by H.I.S. The festival is held at Lake Motosu in Yamanashi prefecture. Over 800,000 different types of shibazakura (pink moss) grow in white, pink…...

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Japan Shopping Festival 2016-2017 Winter Season

Sydney December 21, 2016 - Japan Shopping Festival (JSF) 2016-2017 Winter , an event organised by the Japan Shopping Tourism Organization (JSTO) is on now until Tuesday, 28 February 2017. Winter is an exciting time for shoppers in Japan with sales for Christmas and New Year’s.…...

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