Shangri-La Hotel Tokyo's "My Tokyo" Photo Contest, Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura, New Ticket Reservation Office at Kansai Airport Station, KOBE Free Wi-Fi Service, Japanese-style Wedding Photo-shoot in Kyoto, Japan Travel Agent Seminars, World Heritage Listed Tomioka Silk Mill, The Mystical World of the Elusive Geisha
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If you haven't already heard, Japan National Tourism Organization - (JNTO) is holding travel agent seminars in Sydney and Brisbane next month. The seminars are a great opportunity to get a product update and to network with fellow agents and suppliers from Japan. See below for the full details. We hope to see you there!

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News from Japan
Upcoming events in Australia Special feature Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo holds "My Tokyo" Photo Contest
Tokyo Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo is offering international and domestic visitors the chance to win great prizes through their "My Tokyo" Photo Contest. Prizes include: A 5-nights stay in the hotel's Presidential Suite with round-trip business class flights on Cathay Pacific, a Takashimaya gift voucher worth 100,000 yen and more. Read more

Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura - Edo period culture park
Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura Experience a taste of ancient Japan with a trip to Edo Wonderland, an entertainment culture park providing visitors information on the history, traditions and culture of the Edo period. Enjoy performances of ninja shows, oiran (geisha) parades and shopping. Dress up as a princess, samurai while walking down the faithfully recreated streets of Edo. Read more

New Ticket Reservation Office at Kansai Airport Station
Kansai Airport In order to make Kansai Airport, gateway to western Japan more convenient and easily accessible, West Japan Railway Company has opened a new Ticket Reservation Office ('Midori-no-madoguchi') at Kansai Airport Station with multi-lingual staff. Read more

Kobe City Offers "KOBE Free Wi-Fi Service for Tourists"
KOBE Free Wi-Fi The rise in the usage of mobile devices while travelling has lead to the increasing need for better Wi-Fi access. In response to this, the port city of Kobe has launched "KOBE Free Wi-Fi", allowing non-Japanese access to over 3,000 hotspots throughout the city for 7 consecutive days. Read more

Japanese-style Wedding Admissions Group accepting applications for photo-shoots
Japanese-style Wedding The Japanese-style Wedding Admissions Group is now accepting applications for photo-shoot wedding plans at famous temples and shrines in Kyoto in traditional Japanese wedding attire. Read more 

"Japan. Endless Morey" Travel Agent Seminars
Japan. Endless Morey Seminars Japan National Tourism Organization - (JNTO) will hold educational travel seminars for agents, trade media and airline representatives. The seminars feature presentations from representatives of popular tourist destinations and networking opportunities.

Brisbane Seminar: Wednesday, 3rd September at Customs House Brisbane, 17:15-20:40 [ view PDF invitation

Sydney Seminar: Thursday, 4th September at Customs House Sydney, 17:15-20:40 [ view PDF invitation ]

As places are limited, registration is essential. Register before 27th August.

Tomioka Silk Mill - Japan's newest UNESCO World Heritage Listed Site
Tomioka Silk Mill Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Sites was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage in June 2014. Located in Gunma Prefecture, Tomioka Silk Mill played a key role in the start of international trade and is considered the starting point of Japan's modernisation. Read more

Blog: The Mystifying World of the Elusive Geisha
Elusive Geisha Intrepid explorer and travel writer Lisa Pagotto shares her amazing encounter with a maiko (apprentice geisha) in Kyoto. Read more

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