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Kimono experience at Shukkeien Garden Hiroshima

Partners Information: Put on a yukata and immerse yourself in Japanese culture in Shukkeien Garden, the best-known traditional Japanese landscape garden in Hiroshima. Dressed in yukata, you…...
July 9, 2019 | Culture | Latest News

Watch Kagura in Hiroshima Prefecture

Partners Information: Watch Kagura in Hiroshima Prefecture with regular performances held every Wednesday between 3 April to 25 December 2019. There are two sessions, 7pm or 8pm…...
April 4, 2019 | Arts | Culture | Latest News | Special Offers

Takayama Showa Museum

Partners Information: The retro streets of the 1950s have been reconstructed at Takayama Showa Museum (Takayama Showakan). The Showa Period (1926-89) was a time of great…...
February 4, 2019 | Culture | Latest News

Visit the Seven Gods of Fortune during the New Year

Partners Information: One Japanese tradition is the practice of “Shichifukujin-meguri”, or “visiting the Seven Gods of Fortune”, during the New Year to pray for good luck…...
December 20, 2018 | Culture | Latest News

Planning the perfect family holiday in Japan

Planning a family holiday is never easy. With so many competing demands, it can be a challenge to find a destination that will satisfy everyone,…...
November 21, 2018 | Culture

New promotional videos from Aichi Prefecture

Partners information: New PR Videos from Aichi! Aichi Prefecture is located in the centre of the Japanese archipelago. Aichi has recently released three PR videos,…...
November 15, 2018 | Culture | Latest News

Make the pilgrimage to Japan

When many people imagine a trip to Japan, the mind turns to high-paced, modern city life. However, just an hour or two away from some…...
October 22, 2018 | Culture

Takayama Spring Kimono Walk

Partners Information: Takayama Spring Kimono Walk The Takayama Spring Kimono Walk event will take place from April 21st. Dress up in Kimono and enjoy walking along…...
April 9, 2018 | Culture | Latest News | Special Offers

Sumo Championships Held in Ohama, Sakai

Ohama Sumo Stadium in Ohama, Sakai City, is the birthplace of Japan’s student sumo wrestling. This popular sports facility just south of Osaka City plays…...
March 9, 2018 | Culture

Takayama Kimono Walk

Partners Information: This autumn, dress up in a kimono and walk through the old streets of Takayama. Package includes a free photo and discounted entry…...
September 20, 2017 | Culture | Latest News

Ishikawa Tourism new promotional video

Ishikawa Tourism new promotional video Partners information: Have you been to Ishikawa? The Ishikawa Tourism new promotional video introduces the highlights of Ishikawa Prefecture, from its…...
August 4, 2017 | Culture

Tokyo Yukata Experience

Experience summer in Japan with a Yukata Package Available to travellers only in July and August, Keio Department store’s Yukata Package includes a Yukata set,…...
June 27, 2017 | Culture

Experience Zen Buddhism at Enryakuji Temple

Discover the teachings of Zen, the origin of Japanese culture. Learn about the spirit of Zen Buddhism, practice Zen meditation, transcribe sutras and try your…...
May 22, 2017 | Culture

Mt Fuji World Heritage Center now open

The Mt Fuji World Heritage Center is now open in Yamanashi prefecture, providing information on the World Heritage listed site. The center explains the value…...
July 21, 2016 | Culture