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Japan Expressway Pass now on sale

Sydney October 19, 2017 - 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 peace of…...

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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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Strawberry picking in Yamanashi

Sydney September 25, 2017 - Partners Information: Omagaricho in south Kofu city is the biggest region for strawberry production in Yamanashi Prefecture. Taste juicy, sweet strawberries grown in a place that experiences some of the longest hours of sunlight. Strawberry Picking in Yamanashi When Strawberry…...

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Autumn Leaves at Lake Chuzenji

Sydney September 25, 2017 - Partners Information: Lake Chuzenji (Chuzenjiko) in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, is the highest natural lake at 1,269 metres above sea level. Trees such as momiji (Japanese maple), urushi, buna (Siebold’s beech), mizunara (oak trees) and katsura grow in the area and…...

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Halloween Party at Hello Kitty Land

Sydney September 25, 2017 - Partners Information: Sanrio Puroland, also known as Hello Kitty Land Tokyo, is holding a special autumn event, Puro Halloween Party. The event is on now until 31st October. The theme of the event is “Cosplay during the day! Scream at night!”,…...

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The Japan Official Travel App

Sydney September 25, 2017 - Japan Official Travel App We’ve launched our first travel app, the “Japan Official Travel App”! The app aims to better assist international travellers in Japan. Features Tourist information articles Restaurant listings Public transport route guidance Information on hospitals which provide foreign…...

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Keikyu Kannonzaki Glamping

Sydney September 21, 2017 - Partners Information: Snow Peak Glamping Keikyu Kannonzaki has opened a multilingual website for their glamping facility. The site is available in English, Chinese (traditional and simplified) and Korean. Book online in advance and pay by credit card! The glamping facility is operated by Kannonzaki…...

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Takayama Kimono Walk

Sydney September 20, 2017 - Partners Information: This autumn, dress up in a kimono and walk through the old streets of Takayama. Package includes a free photo and discounted entry to over 20 tourist attractions. Dates Available on the following dates in 2017. September: 23,…...

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Takayama Festival

Sydney September 20, 2017 - Partners Information: Takayama Festival is known as one of the three most beautiful festivals in Japan. It became a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2016. The festival is held twice a year; on April 14-15 (Spring Festival) and October 9-10 (Autumn Festival).…...

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Buffet Breakfast at Hotel Granvia Osaka

Sydney September 15, 2017 - Partners Information: The buffet breakfast at Hotel Granvia Osaka is almost like a food theme park, offering 100 different all-you-can-eat dishes. Eat as much as you want of this unique western- and Japanese-style buffet, featuring fresh local ingredients from Osaka, local dishes,…...

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Rose Gardens of Shiga

Sydney September 15, 2017 - Partners information: Visit the rose gardens of Shiga Prefecture on your trip to Japan this autumn! Biwako Otsukan Biwako Otsukan is the venue of the “Autumn Rose Festa,” an event which showcases 100 varieties and 2000 bulbs of autumn roses…...

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Diving with Ama in Ise-shima, Mie

Sydney September 15, 2017 - Partners Information: Want to experience a dive with a real Ama? Try this unique activity in Ise-shima, Mie Prefecture. Ama are free-diving women who gather shellfish and seaweed by hand. They dive without any mechanical diving equipment and have a history of over…...

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Tokyo Metro – The Underground Mysteries 2017

Sydney September 15, 2017 - Partners Information: Tokyo Metro will hold their “Tokyo Metro – The Underground Mysteries” event between Sunday, 1 October 2017 and Wednesday, 31 January 2018. Tokyo Metro – The Underground Mysteries is a puzzle-solving and city exploration game. Walk around Tokyo and ride…...

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