Spring has reached Japan, which means soon the parks will be lined with people enjoying the beauty of blossoming cherry, plum and other colourful flowers. Have you had a chance to experience this for yourself?
The above photo is of a weeping cherry tree at Asuwa shrine located in Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture. When the cherry blossoms begin to bloom, they are lit up in illumination displays at night allowing everyone to enjoy a fantastic atmosphere.
Travelling Japan through Art, Design & Architechture
JNTO has published a new website and pocket guide highlighting creatively designed spaces across Japan, featuring two Australia-based tour operators. See more
Top 5 Places To Visit In Tohoku
Travel blogger Jayne Gorman takes us on her journey through what she recommends as must see destinations in Tohoku. Follow Jayne as she experiences hot springs, castles, temples and so much more.See more
Introduction Ginza – Japan’s Premier Shopping and Dining District
"There’s no traipsing to the convenience store in a tracksuit here." See more
Reasons to visit the Seto Inland Sea Area
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Furano Great Earth 2017 Cycling Event
Cycle through the beautiful Furano countryside, enjoy fresh air, sample local produce and meet local bicycle enthusiasts on the Great Earth Furano Ride. See more
Super Nintendo World coming to Universal Studios Japan
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International Traveller's 2017 Readers Choice Survey
If you love Japan and would like it to be at the top of International Traveller's Readers Choice Survey then this is your chance to speak up! Plus they have a prize... See more
Deals and Campaigns
1-day Bus Tour: Strawberry Picking and Mini-cruise
This special one day bus tour from Nagoya includes strawberry picking, a buffet lunch and a mini-cruise around Shimizu Port.See more
Online JR Hokkaido train reservations
JR Hokkaido train reservations will now be available online via the JR-East Train Reservation website as of 1 February 2017. See more
A Spiritual journey to Shikoku Oku Japan, a tour company specialising in off-the-beaten-track walking in Japan, has a new guided walking tour 'Temples and Trails of Shikoku'. See more
Explore Eastern Hokkaido by Sightseeing Bus Experience an ice bar and hot outdoor baths in Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan and visit the winter light-up event ‘Sairinka’ by bus.See more
Festivals and Events
1 February - 27 March 2017:
Hinanatsuri Exhibition at Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Keio Plaza Hotel in Shinjuku, Tokyo is hosting a special exhibition to celebrate Hinamatsuri (Girls’ Dolls Festival).
22 April - 7 May 2017: Hirosaki Castle Cherry Blossom Festival 2017 Visitors to the site in late April can marvel at over 2,600 cherry blossom trees in full bloom and at night the castle will be illuminated.