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Alpine-Takayama-Matsumoto Area Tourist Pass

Sydney February 22, 2018 - Partners Information: Essential for enjoying the spectacular views of Tateyama Kurobe of the Japanese Alps, the JR Alpine-Takayama-Matsumoto Area Tourist Pass is on sale again this year! Starting from Nagoya, enjoy the Gifu and Nagano areas, the grand Tateyama Kurobe…...

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Biwachi: Cycling around Lake Biwa

Sydney February 20, 2018 - Partners Information: Have you heard of “Biwaichi”? Biwaichi Cycling allows you to cycle around the circumference of Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan and the symbol of Shiga Prefecture, while enjoying nature, history and sightseeing spots along the way.…...

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20% off Okinawa Tours with Japanican.com

Sydney February 20, 2018 - Partners Information: Discover the trendy, relaxing and luxurious side of Okinawa at a discount! Book by 14 March 2018 and travel before 31 March 2018 and save 20% on selected tours, activities, and hotels in Okinawa with Japanican.com. More information Visit the campaign site…...

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HI! Japan Podcast

Sydney January 31, 2018 - Partners Information: Japan Youth Hostels, Inc, an organisation dedicated to providing affordable accommodation in Japan, has released a new podcast that every Japan traveller should listen to. This new podcast launched in January on iTunes and Stitcher and offers must-know…...

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Kawazuzakura Cherry Blossom Tour

Sydney January 31, 2018 - Partners Information: Every year around February, cherry blossoms on the Kawazu River reach full bloom. Enjoy this Kawazuzakura Cherry Blossom Tour with the river bathed in pink! This local tour is conducted in Japanese with English and Chinese language support via…...

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Fuji-Q Highland Advance Ticket Sales

Sydney January 30, 2018 - Partners Information: Fuji-Q Highland has started offering tickets for overseas visitors via the tour activity booking site Viator. In addition to the Full Day Free Pass Ticket, special tickets include the Afternoon Pass and Afternoon Pass with Meal Coupon. Purchasing…...

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Subzero Forest Illumination

Sydney January 29, 2018 - Partners Information: Welcome to “Illumination of Subzero Forest”! About 1 hour ride on car from JR Takayama Station, the Subzero Forest is a special winter attraction which has been presented by the isolated mountain inn, ‘Akigami Onsen Ryokan’ since 1971.…...

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Volcanic Activity at Mt Motoshiranesan

Sydney January 29, 2018 - Update on volcanic activity of Mt Motoshiranesan – Released by Kusatsu Town (January 24) Mt Motoshiranesan, located in Kusatsu-machi in Gunma Prefecture, erupted on January 23. Kusatsu Onsen Town is located 7 kilometres away from the eruption site and no…...

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Japan Travel Online Community

Sydney January 19, 2018 - Applications have now closed Recruiting participants for the time-limited “Japan Travel Online Community (JTOC)”. We would like to invite you to share your ideas and experiences about travelling in inner Japan. From late-January this year, JNTO is launching “Japan Travel…...

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What’s new in Niigata?

Sydney January 16, 2018 - Niigata and Nagano are at the historic heart of Japanese skiing, ever since it was introduced by Austrian officer Theodore von Lerch back in 1911. He would be amazed to see how snow sports have grown, and even more surprised…...

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Guide To Takayama, Shirakawa-Go & Kanazawa

Sydney January 5, 2018 - After doing the Tokyo-Kyoto-Osaka route on my first visit to Japan earlier this year, I wanted to try something a bit more off-the-beaten-path for my second trip to the country. I heard great things here and there about Shirakawa-go, Takayama…...

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NAVITIME Travel App now offers model itineraries

Sydney December 28, 2017 - Partners Information: “NAVITIME Travel”, an app that provides travel support for visitors to Japan, has started offering model sightseeing itineraries. NAVITIME JAPAN Co. Ltd. has started provided model sightseeing itineraries on the “NAVITIME Travel” app which assists visitors to Japan with travel…...

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Takayama Sake Brewery Tour

Sydney December 28, 2017 - Partners Information: As the Japanese proverb “a cold area produces good sake”, Takayama in Gifu Prefecture produces unique and good quality sake thanks to its weather, spring water and rice. Six local sake breweries in Takayama will open their doors to…...

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Keikyu EX Inn Haneda Hotel Opens

Sydney December 22, 2017 - Partners Information: The Keikyu Group, which provides access from Haneda Airport to Tokyo and Yokohama areas, opened the Keikyu EX Inn Haneda Hotel close to Haneda Airport on October 25, 2017 (Wed.). The hotel is only a 3 minute walk…...

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Discover a whole lot more in Hokkaido

Sydney December 19, 2017 - Written by Owain Price Hokkaido is set for an amazing winter after massive November snowfalls. Sapporo reported the most November snow downtown since 1987, while major resorts like Niseko, Rusutsu and Furano are all off to flying starts, to the…...

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