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Insider Tip #12: Hanami (cherry blossom-viewing)
By now the allure of Japan's famed sakura (cherry blossoms) is world renowned, and most people know that along with the sakura comes hanami - cherry blossom-viewing parties. Full articles have been dedicated to this on travel blogs all over, so for today's insider tip I'll just give you the basics:

Hanami can take place in daytime or at night, in any park with sakura trees. Many people take a tarp to stake out a preferred spot in a park in the early morning; tampering with someone else's tarp, even unattended, is frowned upon. Stock up on your food and drinks (which can include beer, wine, and "chu-hi") and hunker down to admire the beauty and chat the day (or evening) away.
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JNTO E-Learning Launched!
JNTO Sydney website relaunched You can now become a certified Japan Travel Specialist by completing our brand-new e-learning programme!

News from Japan

Tokyo DisneySea’s 15th Anniversary Celebrations
Tokyo DisneySea 15th Anniversary Tokyo Disney Resort® will hold celebrations to mark the 15th year anniversary of the grand opening of Tokyo DisneySea® Park, from 15th April 2016 to 17th March 2017, entitled “Tokyo DisneySea 15th Anniversary: The Year of Wishes”. Learn more

Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival
Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival

It's not too late to book travel for cherry blossoms! Although Tokyo and Kyoto are seeing early blooms, Hirosaki, up in Aomori prefecture in northern Honshuu, blooms much later. Hirosaki will hold its annual Cherry Blossom festival 23rd April - 5th May. Learn more

Rose Festival at Huis Ten Bosch
Huis Ten Bosch Rose Festival Huis Ten Bosch will host their annual Rose Festival from 5th May to 13th June 2016. Learn more

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