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Tokyo Metro – The Underground Mysteries 2017

Sydney September 15, 2017 - Partners Information: Tokyo Metro will hold their “Tokyo Metro – The Underground Mysteries” event between Sunday, 1 October 2017 and Wednesday, 31 January 2018. Tokyo Metro – The Underground Mysteries is a puzzle-solving and city exploration game. Walk around Tokyo and ride…...

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Fukagawa Hachiman Main Festival

Sydney August 10, 2017 - Partners Information: The Fukagawa Hachiman Festival will hold its main festival (hon-matsuri) this year. The main festival is celebrated only once every three years. One of the Three Great Festivals of Edo (Tokyo), Fukagawa Hachiman Festival takes place at Tomioka Hachiman…...

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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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Mt Takao – Day Trip from Tokyo

Sydney July 26, 2017 - Partners Information: Mt Takao is located only about one hour by train from Shinjuku in central Tokyo. The mountain attracts 2.6 million climbers annually and is easy to climb at only 599m in height. It’s a well-known spot to see the…...

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Bic Camera Akiba store opens

Sydney July 4, 2017 - Partners Information: Bic Camera Akiba on Chuo-dori in Tokyo’s “electric town” Akihabara opened on 22nd June 2017. All six locations of Bic Camera Akiba and Sofmap Akiba  have come together as “Akiba Bic Map”. Akiba Bic Map is the place to go for…...

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Arita and Imari Porcelain Exhibition at Keio Plaza Hotel

Sydney July 4, 2017 - Partners Information: Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo is hosting their 37th Annual Exhibition of Arita and Imari Porcelain, titled Antique Porcelain in Contemporary Life, from July 1st to August 2nd 2017. Arita and Imari porcelain were the first ceramics made in…...

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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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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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Keio Plaza Hotel Ikebana Exhibition

Sydney March 31, 2017 - The Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo will host a special “Ikebana” (flower arrangement) exhibition by renowned artist Hiroki Maeno from 1-16 April 2017. A large 2.7 x 5 m flower arrangement adorned by some 200 “sakura” (cherry blossom) branches will be…...

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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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Hinamatsuri Exhibition at Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo

Sydney February 10, 2017 - Keio Plaza Hotel in Shinjuku, Tokyo is hosting a special exhibition to celebrate Hinamatsuri (Girls’ Dolls Festival) from 1 February to 27 March 2017. The event is held annually and is much-loved by guests. This year’s event will feature some…...

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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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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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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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