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Welcome! Kansai, Japan Campaign

Celebrating the restart of normal operations at Kansai International Airport, a new campaign welcoming tourists to visit the Kansai area, “Welcome! KANSAI, JAPAN Campaign” started on 21 September 2018. During this campaign period, many organisations and facilities will be providing special…...

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Izushi Autumn Events 2018

Partners Information: Make your visit to Japan a memorable one with a visit to Izushi-cho (Izumi Town in Hyogo Prefecture) this autumn. Autumn Festival Date October 14th (Sun) Location Izushi-cho The Autumn Festival is also known as the Danjiri Festival. Danjiri…...

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Glamping in Shiga

Partners Information: Here are four accommodation facilities on Lake Biwa and the surrounding area where you can go glamping! Glamping in Shiga L’ Hôtel Du Lac Experience glamping while looking out over Lake Biwa and Chikubushima island. More information Okubiwako Makino…...

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Shikoku Cycling: Challenge 1,000km Project

Partners Information: A Once in a Lifetime Cycling Journey! Overseas entries to the 1,000km long Shikoku Circuit Route are now open! The spiritual island of Shikoku holds 1,200 years of history of pilgrimage culture. Shikoku is surrounded by the ocean on…...

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Japanese Film Festival Australia 2018

© 2018 “Color Me True” Film Partners   2018 marks the 23rd annual Japanese Film Festival (JFF). With films playing to an audience of over 27,000 across Australia last year alone, we’re excited to announce this year’s incredible line-up. The…...

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JR-KYUSHU Rail Pass Fukuoka Wide

Partners Information: Kyushu Railway Company (JR-KYUSHU) has commenced sales of a new rail pass aimed at overseas visitors, the JR-KYUSHU Rail Pass (Fukuoka Wide). Use the pass to travel easily to main tourist spots within Fukuoka Prefecture as well as the…...

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Kansai Airport Terminal 1 Resumes Operation

Kansai Airport has resumed partial operation of Terminal 1 and runway A from Friday 14 September. Service start From 12am Friday, 14 September Area Terminal 1 (southern part) *We aim to have the northern part back up and running on Friday,…...

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Japanese Film Festival 2018: Top 5 Picks

It’s that time again, Australia. Your favourite film festival (JFF, of course!) is in town and will be gracing a screen near you from 17th October – 2nd December! For all you Cinephiles and Japanophiles out there, check out our…...

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50 Awesome Things to Do in Tokyo

In this wild, wacky world of ours, Tokyo is surely the wackiest place of them all. I had my first taste of this delicious city in 2015; Scott had finally convinced me to join him and a group of our…...

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Transportation and tourist information after Typhoon Jebi (No. 21)

Typhoon Jebi (No. 21) passed through Japan from September 4th to 5th. Kansai International Airport has been closed due to the typhoon damage, but domestic flights are scheduled to resume on 7th Friday, and international flights are expected to resume…...

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2018.9.6 Earthquake in Hokkaido

On September 6th, 2018 at approximately 3:00 am JST (6:00 pm GMT), a strong earthquake (Magnitude 6.7) occurred in Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido. For the latest updates and information, visit this site....

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Hiking at Mt Gozaisho

Partners Information: Today, we are introducing Mt. Gozaisho, a recommended hiking spot to go to even in the hot summer! Mt. Gozaisho is known as a very cool place with the top of the mountain being 10℃ cooler than the…...

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Utsue Shijuhachi Falls Prefectural Nature Park

Partners Information: In an 800 hectare prefectural nature park, the waterfalls of Utsue Shijuhachi fall to the ground as thunderous waves. The waterfalls never look the same, as the natural surroundings change each season. The waterfalls provide peaceful seclusion. Among…...

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Kansai Airport to Koyasan Non-stop Limousine Bus Service

Partners Information: Direct access from Kansai International Airport (KIX) to Koyasan in 105 minutes! The Limousine Bus provides easy and smooth access to Koyasan, registered as a UNESCO World Heritage. Experience traditional Buddhist culture at over 100 temples. Operation period Daily from Sep.1 to…...

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Apple picking by shinkansen at NTA Farm Nagano

Partners Information: Go for Apple-Picking by Shinkansen! – NTA Farm, Nagano September to November is the season to enjoy apple-picking in Japan! NTA Farm – one of the most tourist-friendly farms located in northern Nagano – is directly accessible from…...

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