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Nikko 100km Ultra Marathon

Sydney March 21, 2017 - The first Nikko 100km Ultra Marathon will be held on Sun, 2nd July 2017. The course runs through shrines and temples, inside theme parks such as Tobu World Square and Nikko Edomura, Nikko Cedar Road, Irohazaka Route and other famous places…...

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10 must try eats & drinks in Japan!

Sydney March 21, 2017 - Quirky, colourful and downright strange – here are my top 10 eats & drinks! Full to the brim with all things weird, wonderful and delicious, Japan is a culinary delight with everything from sugary delights to hearty soups and noodle…...

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Tourist friendly taxi in Kyoto

Sydney March 17, 2017 - Kyoto started a new tourist friendly taxi service, Foreign Friendly TAXI. It is the first of its kind in Japan and features: Drivers that have completed a foreign language seminar and customer service training Taxis that readily accept credit cards and IC cards…...

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Book your room on the Seven Stars Kyushu

Sydney March 17, 2017 - Book your room on Japan’s first luxury sleeper train, the Seven Stars in Kyushu for autumn and winter. Applications open from April 1-15. View PDF Available dates 4 days, 3 nights journey: Oct 24, Nov 21, Nov 28, Dec 12, Dec…...

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Traveling Japan through Art, Design & Architecture

Sydney March 9, 2017 - Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) head office has published a new website and pocket guide highlighting creatively designed spaces across the length and breadth of Japan. Get off the beaten path and onto a more creative trajectory by planning your…...

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Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival 2017

Sydney February 27, 2017 - 2017 marks the 100th year of Hirosaki’s famous Cherry Blossom Festival. The area around Hirosaki Castle is well known as one of the best cherry blossom flower sites in Japan. Visitors to the site in late April can marvel at over…...

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Nakasendo Trail – Villages of old Japan

Sydney February 22, 2017 - The Nakasendo trail linked Kyoto to Tokyo during Japan’s feudal period. It was the ‘road through the mountains’ (as opposed to the Tokaido route which travelled the Pacific coast) travelled by feudal lords and their retainers, samurai, merchants, and travellers.…...

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1-day Bus Tour: Strawberry Picking and Mini-cruise

Sydney February 20, 2017 - This special one day bus tour from Nagoya includes strawberry picking, a buffet lunch and a mini-cruise around Shimizu Port. Download the tour flyer Tour dates Every Saturday and Sunday between Apr 1st to Apr 23rd, 2017. Price 8,980 yen/adult…...

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Taste of Japan Yummy Fun Truck

Sydney February 15, 2017 - Yummy Fun Truck Hitting the Streets of Melbourne! What do you do when Qantas launches a new flight from Melbourne to Tokyo? Celebrate of course! The Taste of Japan Yummy Fun Truck will roam Melbourne streets dishing out Japanese themed…...

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Hinamatsuri Exhibition at Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo

Sydney February 10, 2017 - Keio Plaza Hotel in Shinjuku, Tokyo is hosting a special exhibition to celebrate Hinamatsuri (Girls’ Dolls Festival) from 1 February to 27 March 2017. The event is held annually and is much-loved by guests. This year’s event will feature some…...

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