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Kyoto Study Program Winter 2018

Sydney October 23, 2017 - From Anime to Zen Partners Information: Are you interested in learning about Kyoto with friends from around the world? Study in Kyoto is now accepting winter applications for a two-week study tour. The program is organised by the City of Kyoto…...

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Japanese restaurant booking site J-Dining

Sydney August 7, 2017 - Partners information: JTB Publishing has opened the new Japanese restaurant booking site: J-Dining. The site has information on over 100 restaurants in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka and also has plans to expand in the future. J-Dining is available in English or Chinese. Japanese food…...

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Sanyo San’in Northern Kyushu Pass

Sydney July 28, 2017 - Partners Information: JR West and JR Kyushu have launched the new Sanyo San’in Northern Kyushu Pass. This new pass allows overseas visitors to explore the area stretching from Kansai (including places like Kyoto and Osaka) all the way to Northern Kyushu…...

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Shiga Fireworks Festivals

Sydney June 27, 2017 - Fireworks Festivals are one of the highlights of summer in Japan. Here’s a list of upcoming Fireworks Festivals to enjoy in Shiga Prefecture in 2017: Biwako Great Fireworks Festival Date: 2017.08.08  7:30pm~8:30pm (In the event of bad weather, the event will…...

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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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The six most instagrammable places in Japan

Sydney April 28, 2017 - Whether you’re a seasoned photographer or you just like to get a bit snap happy on your smartphone, you won’t have to look far (or try too hard) to get some impressive, envy-inducing travel shots in Japan. The list of…...

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Short Trips from Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka

Sydney March 28, 2017 - JNTO Head Office has launched a new website highlighting short trips from Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. The site provides model routes for one- and two-day trips. Foreigners living in Japan have selected their favourite places to visit and written up their…...

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Tourist friendly taxi in Kyoto

Sydney March 17, 2017 - Kyoto started a new tourist friendly taxi service, Foreign Friendly TAXI. It is the first of its kind in Japan and features: Drivers that have completed a foreign language seminar and customer service training Taxis that readily accept credit cards and IC cards…...

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Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto now open!

Sydney November 28, 2016 - The long-awaited Four Seasons Hotel in Kyoto is now open! More the style and vibe of today’s Japan at a brand-new hotel with an 800-year-old ikeniwa (pond garden) at its heart. Intimate and contemporary, Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto is set…...

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Adventures with Baby in Japan

Sydney November 15, 2016 - Adventures with Baby in Japan If you are planning a holiday with your baby in a safe, clean and friendly country with lots of cultural experiences, then consider Japan! Three generations – grandparents (that’s us), my daughter and her husband…...

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Yokoso! Eigakan! “One Piece Film Gold” screenings

Sydney June 29, 2016 - Calling all fans of ONE PIECE! After 3.5 years since their last film, ONE PIECE is back in Japanese cinemas with a new movie this July and August. Don’t know Japanese? No worries, the film will show with English and Chinese…...

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Direct bus from Narita Airport to popular tourist destinations

Sydney May 31, 2016 - This spring, Narita Airport launched new direct bus services from Narita Airport to Japan’s most popular tourist destinations, Nikko, Niigata, Toyama and Kanazawa. The Kyoto service has also been improved to make it more convenient and accessible for overseas tourists.…...

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The Mystifying world of the Elusive Geisha

Sydney July 23, 2014 - Walking quietly passed wooden and bamboo houses through the hauntingly empty streets of Gion. Lanterns float and bicycles lean against the wooden walls. My feet slap on the wet stones as I take in these picture perfect surroundings with thoughts…...

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