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Welcome to Nikko and Kinugawa Onsen Campaign

Sydney December 11, 2017 - Partners Information: Nikko City Tourism Association is holding the Welcome to Nikko and Kinugawa Onsen Campaign from February 9-28, 2018.  During the campaign, international visitors can enjoy: Onsen – soak for free in a traditional hot spring at participating hotels…...

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Japan Shopping Festival 2017-2018 Winter

Sydney December 8, 2017 - Partners information: The Japan Shopping Festival 2017-2018 Winter is on now until February 28, 2018. Japan Shopping Festival is the largest shopping campaign aimed at international tourists. It’s held twice a year. Department stores, shopping malls, electronics retailers and outlet stores…...

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7th Hida Takayama Ultramarathon

Sydney December 8, 2017 - Partners information: The 7th Hida Takayama Ultramarathon will be held on Sunday, 10 June 2018. Take part in an unforgettable run through Takayama city in Gifu prefecture, which boasts some of the best Japanese countryside views and preserved streets. Event…...

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Walking the Nakasendo Road from Magome to Tsumago

Sydney November 20, 2017 - The clang of brass bells is the Kiso Road’s soundtrack. On this trail, hikers are encouraged to rent a bell to scare off bears. The Kiso Road, or Kisoji, runs alongside Japan’s Central Alps. It’s been chronicled since 701AD, but…...

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Christmas and New Year Events at Hello Kitty Land

Sydney November 16, 2017 - Partners information: Hello Kitty Land Tokyo will hold two special winter events this year. Experience the unique “Puro Christmas” event, followed by the New Year event, “Tribute to Wonderful”. It’s the only time of the year to see your favourite…...

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Become a Ninja in Shiga Prefecture

Sydney November 16, 2017 - Partners Information: Become a Ninja in Shiga Prefecture! Ninja served their lords by collecting information and using their unique ninjutsu fighting style, operating behind the scenes during the long struggle to unify feudal Japan. In Shiga Prefecture, the Koka Ninja…...

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New luggage storage service at Hiroshima station

Sydney November 16, 2017 - Partners Information: Chugoku JR Bus Company started a new luggage storage service next to Hiroshima Station Tourist Information, on 2F Hiroshima Shinkansen Meitengai. In conjunction with the renovation of Hiroshima Station, the new service aims to make travel to Hiroshima city…...

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Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen Reservation App

Sydney November 14, 2017 - Partners Information: JR Central released a new smartphone app, the Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen Reservation App. This free app allows users to buy tickets for the Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen (bullet train) line, which connects Japan’s Golden Route (Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Nagoya, Kyoto,…...

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Rotable Popup Event in Owase, Mie

Sydney November 1, 2017 - Rotable in Owase: Popup Restaurant Series Launches to Celebrate Local Cuisine and Culture, Revitalise Rural Japan Rotable kicks off its first in a series of events on aimed at celebrating and revitalising Japan’s rural communities, with an open-air popup restaurant…...

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Kyoto Study Program Winter 2018

Sydney October 23, 2017 - From Anime to Zen Partners Information: Are you interested in learning about Kyoto with friends from around the world? Study in Kyoto is now accepting winter applications for a two-week study tour. The program is organised by the City of Kyoto…...

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Airport Limousine Bus Multi Voucher

Sydney October 23, 2017 - Partners Information: Airport Limousine Bus started sales of a discounted Airport Limousine Bus Multi Voucher for tourists this October. The Multi Voucher includes 4 single tickets on the Airport Limousine Bus, for travel between Narita Airport and Central Tokyo. Use it…...

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Japan Expressway Pass now on sale

Sydney October 19, 2017 - Partners Information: The new Japan Expressway Pass allows unlimited use of Japan expressways through the Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) system at a flat rate with any car hire for either 7 or 14 consecutive days.   Benefits Fixed price for…...

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Japanese Film Festival 2017, Starring Regional Japan

Sydney October 10, 2017 - The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) is one of the largest celebrations of Japanese cinema in the world, and it’s coming to Australia from October 6 to December 3 across all states. Audiences will be treated to a full gamut of…...

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Japanese Film Festival Australia

Sydney September 29, 2017 - Yokoso! Welcome to the 21st Japanese Film Festival! The JFF, brought to you by the Japan Foundation, brings the best Japanese cinema of 2017 to audiences around Australia. This year’s program shares a spectrum of emotions and human experiences, and…...

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Japanese farmstay in Autumn

Sydney September 26, 2017 - Partners Information: This autumn, head to Aomori Prefecture in the Tohoku region to see some spectacular autumn colours. Oirase Gorge, Lake Towada and Miroku Falls are of the more famous spots for autumn colours in Aomori. Did you know, Aomori…...

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