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Tokyo Pirates Festival 2018

Partners Information: If you’re a fan of the hit anime and manga series ONE PIECE then you won’t want to miss the TOKYO PIRATES FESTIVAL 2018, the summer festival for all pirates! The event will be held from July 14 to…...

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Free Wi-Fi service begins on Shinkansen bullet trains

Partners Information: Free Wi-Fi service begins on Shinkansen bullet trains! The service will be gradually rolled out on the Tokaido, Sanyo and Kyushu Shinkansen (bullet trains) from 25 July 2018.  Shinkansen Free Wi-Fi stickers will be displayed in cars where the…...

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Tokyo DisneySea with Kids: What to See, Eat and Do

There’s no escaping the fact that Tokyo boasts not one, but two Disney themeparks: Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. Leaving it off your itinerary if travelling with kids in Japan is sacrilege to some. Having visited Disneyland in Anaheim, we…...

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Top 10 Unique Flavours to Explore in Japan

1. Miso What is it? Miso is a thick, textured paste made by fermenting soybeans with salt and koji (a fermentation culture) as well as rice, barley and other ingredients. How do you use it? Packed full of umami, miso…...

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Skyscanner Australia launches Japan month

Skyscanner Australia, the all-in-one travel app has revealed Japan as the fastest growing destination for Australian tourists in 2018. These findings have prompted the launch of Experience Japan, Skyscanner’s all-inclusive microsite with a plethora of city guides showcasing all there is…...

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13 Cool Things To Do In Tokyo in the Morning

Tokyo is a not a friend to the early riser – or the jetlagged. On my recent trip, I woke up every morning around 5 am and, after a couple of hours enjoying lounging about, I was raring to explore…...

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2018.7.6 Warning for Heavy Rains

Updated: 20 July 2018 Please refer to this site for information and updates about the recent heavy rain in Japan: https://www.japan.travel/en/news/2018-7-6-warning-for-heavy-rains/ For more information on the status of affected prefectures, please visit this site: https://www.japan.travel/en/news/2018-7-20-recovery-updates-in-western-japan/  ...

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Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2018

Partners Information: Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair (KYOMAF) is an annual event held in September in the ancient capital of Kyoto. This year it will be held in Miyako Messe and Kyoto International Manga Museum over 2 days, on September…...

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Goshikigahara Forest Nature Tour

Partners Information: Mt Norikura Goshikigahara Forest is a vast 3,000 hectare forested area located at the south end of Chubu-Sangaku National Park. It is truly a treasure box of nature with clear rivers, waterfalls, wetlands, lakes, ponds, plants, flowers, native…...

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Japan Shopping Festival Summer 2018

Partners Information: This summer, grab a bargain at Japan Shopping Festival, one of Japan’s largest shopping campaigns for overseas visitors. Japan Shopping Festival is held twice a year. Department stores, shopping malls, electronic appliance retailers, and outlet stores participate and offer…...

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Nippon Rent-A-Car 2018 Summer Promotion

Partners Information: Nippon Rent-A-Car is offering My account Members 15% off as a Summer Promotion. Enjoy summer driving in Japan at a discount with Nippon Rent-A-Car! Promotion period July 1 – September 30, 2018 (excluding August 10-15) Method Log in to…...

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Sawara Festival Participation Tour

Partners Information: The only thing better than attending an authentic Japanese village festival is actively joining in the dancing, songs and celebrations with the residents, and that’s what our lucky tour participants will do! Each tour participant will become a Matsuri-festival performer…...

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Hiking Mt Kurohime – Nagano Prefecture

Partners Information: This summer, hike up Mt Kurohime, a national park in Nagano Prefecture. Enjoy many kinds of flowers, a variety of forests, moss and high-rise wetlands along the mountain trail. See the Northern Alps and Mt Fuji from the summit of…...

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Favourite Things to do for Families in Tokyo

A holiday to Tokyo is a fabulous choice for families – this friendly, buzzing city is perfect for adults and kids and will have you on your feet exploring for as long as you can, each and every day of…...

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Ikigai: Find Your Passion and Purpose the Japanese Way

What is ikigai (生き甲斐)? Pronounced ick-ee-guy, ikigai roughly translates to ‘reason for being’, and is essentially your true passion and calling in life—what gets you up every morning. This age-old ideology offers the answer to the one question that has…...

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