Now that Golden Week is over in Japan, the crowds have passed and travelling in Japan will be much easier. It's time for the sun to come out and to enjoy the great outdoors Japan has to offer.
The above photo is of the Motonosumi Inari Shrine, located in Yamaguchi Prefecture’s Nagato City. The backdrop of vast, blue sea together with the surrounding green vegetation contrasts beautifully with the striking red colour of the 123 “torii” shrine gates.
Eating through Japan:
Budget and Blow-out
Take your pick of Japan's wide range of restaurants starting from super cost effective to "I can only afford to eat here once in my life." See more
Five reasons why Japan is a country of contrasts
Take a look to see why Japan continues to inspire and excite travellers from all walks of life. See more
The most instagrammable places in Japan
If you're looking for locations that scream "THIS IS JAPAN" here is a list of locations for you to boost your Instagram likes. See more
6 top tips for a first-time visit to Japan
Visiting a different country can be difficult, especially if you don't speak or read the language... See more
Lesser known Japanese dishes and how to eat them like a local
Japan is full of amazing delicacies, which can sometimes prove to be complicated to eat. Follow these tips to experience food in a manner which showcases each dish. See more
6 things you didn't know about Japan
It's time to break down those stereotypes so you can boast to everyone how much you know about Japan. See more
The perfect combination: skiing followed by a dip in an onsen
It may be summer in Japan but winter is coming in Australia, so perhaps you're thinking of your next snow trip. In Japan you can relax your body in a milky onsen after a full day on the powder snow. See more
Deals and Campaigns
1-day Bus Tour: Takayama/Shirakawago
This special one day bus tour departs from Nagoya during May and June.See more
Kinosaki Onsen One Day Pass
Consider this economical way to travel around the onsen town if you're planning on visiting Kinosaki Onsen in Hyogo Prefecture.See more
Guesthouse WASABI Osaka Guesthouse WASABI includes free Wi-Fi, private showers and a lounge space with 10,000 books. See more
Kumano and Koyasan Access Bus This new access bus connects the sacred pilgrimage locations of Wakayama Prefecture from April to November.See more
Festivals and Events
21 May 2017:
Japan Festival Organised by the Japan Club of Victoria, Japan Festival aims to promote cultural exchange between Australia and Japan. This event will be held at Box Hill Town Hall.
21 May (SYD)/ 28 May (MEL) 2017:
Snow Travel Expo Come say hi to the JNTO team at this year's Snow Travel Expos. We've got a booth set up so drop by if you would like to pick up some brochures or just to chat!