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Walking the Nakasendo Road from Magome to Tsumago

Sydney November 20, 2017 - The clang of brass bells is the Kiso Road’s soundtrack. On this trail, hikers are encouraged to rent a bell to scare off bears. The Kiso Road, or Kisoji, runs alongside Japan’s Central Alps. It’s been chronicled since 701AD, but…...

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Highway Bus from Tokyo to Central Honshu

Sydney August 21, 2017 - Partners Information: Did you know that you can travel from Shinjuku in Tokyo to popular tourist destinations in the Central Honshu region by highway bus? These include Matsumoto, the Shinhotaka Ropeway, Hida Takayama and the UNESCO World Heritage site of…...

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Iiyama Cycling

Sydney August 7, 2017 - Partners Information: Do you fancy cycling through the Japanese countryside against a beautiful backdrop of rice paddies and mountains? Look no further than Iiyama cycling. Iiyama Cycling On your next trip to Japan, visit Iiyama city in Nagano Prefecture. It’s less…...

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Nagano Transport App: Nagano Navi

Sydney July 26, 2017 - Partners Information: Many travellers to Japan have expressed frustration that finding information on public transportation is quite difficult. In Nagano, it is sometimes necessary to travel by bus or taxi to one’s destination. While we have bus timetables and other public transportation…...

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Restaurant Kamakura Village in Iiyama Nagano

Sydney June 27, 2017 - This coming winter, tuck into some delicious hot-pot in a toasty warm kamakura (snow hut), a unique experience to Iiyama City! Enjoy a special village light-up, only on weekends. Book early to secure your place. Schedule Jan.26 (Fri.) – Feb.27(Tue.) 2018…...

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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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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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Haneda Airport to Hakuba Direct Bus

Sydney December 2, 2016 - A new direct bus to Hakuba from Haneda Airport starts this winter, from 17 Dec 2016 – 5 Mar 2017. Hakuba, one of the top favourite destinations for ski and snowboard fanatics from all over the world, is now within…...

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Snow Monkey Tour departing Tokyo

Sydney November 30, 2016 - Jigokudani Onsen is the only hot spring in the world where monkeys are allowed to enter. During warm days the monkeys spend their time foraging nearby and in winter, they climb down the mountain and into the hot spring. This winter,…...

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Skiing in Japan with Kids: Nozawa Onsen

Sydney November 11, 2016 - “Planning skiing holidays for families can be fraught – when I find a location that works I am keen to stick to the proven formula. Having experienced a superb ‘skiing in Japan with Kids’ holiday in Hakuba, I could see…...

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Yokoso Landscape Cycling Tour from Iiyama Station

Sydney August 26, 2016 - Welcome to Shinetsu-shizenkyo! Enjoy a cycling tour through the beautiful landscape of Japan’s hometown (FURUSATO) in Iiyama,Nagano. Have you ridden a bicycle instead of driving your car recently? It’s easy to forget how amazing it is to feel the wind,…...

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Launch of JR East Pass (Tohoku and Nagano/Niigata)

Sydney February 18, 2016 - The JR East pass is being relaunched. Sales of the current “JR EAST PASS” will end on March 31, 2016 for passes purchased overseas and June 30, 2016 for passes purchased in Japan. Purchase and usage conditions: Customers are foreign nationals…...

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