Category Archives: TRAVEL

Tokyo Events This Week: Art, Film and Halloween

Source: Tokyo Cheapo

Tokyo events for Monday, October 21 to Sunday, October 27, 2019
This week in Tokyo packs a lot of fun events, kicking off the Tokyo International Film Festival, along with some major art exhibitions. There’s also Diwali celebrations, the traditional Nihonbashi-Kyobashi Matsuri and the Koenji community festival. Not to mention food festivals, the Tokyo Motor Show and the beginnings of Halloween happenings in the city.
Autumn Rose Festival
Flower lovers have one more week to check out the blooms at the Kyu-Furukawa Gardens—renowned for their extensive rose collection. Spend a morning strolling around the 20th-century Western-style garden and have your camera ready for the exquisite sights.

Autumn Rose FestivalDat

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A Walk Along The Japan Sea Coast part 5 Asari Beach

The second leg of my walk exploring the beaches and coves of the Japan Sea coast began at Asari, with its white sand beach. Actually, access to the beach is not easy at the dunes behind the beach are covered in factories and other industrial sites.

Most of these factories are extracting the sand, some for use in construction, but one of the factories is processing the sand to make moulds

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Festival Island: Kyushu’s Rich Cultures Come Together in Kumamoto

Source: Japan Cheapo

From fire-breathing dragons to delicate dancers, the festivals of Kyushu are a magical introduction to the island’s culture and traditions.
Tobata Gion Oyamagasa Festival, Fukuoka
As Rugby World Cup fans descended onto Kyushu‘s shores in autumn 2019, a unique event showcased the island’s rich cultural heritage and strong sense of unity. Japan’s third-largest island, Kyushu is home to seven prefectures: Fukuoka, Kumamoto, Nagasaki, Oita, Saga, Kagoshima and Miyazaki, but is also the adoptive home of neighbors Okinawa and Yamaguchi. Joining together to present their cultural festivals, cuisines and traditions over the course of two jam-packed days in Kumamoto, the prefectures presented a snapshot of life in Kyushu.

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Find Furano Campaign

Discover a new side of Japan!

In the centre of Hokkaido, the Furano-Biei region is known for its otherworldly rural landscapes, fascinating culture and peaceful atmosphere.

Be lured by majestic mountains and gorgeous flower fields, and charmed by the villages and the warm hearted people within.

Win a trip to Furano!

Entry process to win a summer holiday to Furano:

  1. Visit
  2. Answer 8 questions for your chance to win!

The lucky winner will get a $3000 travel voucher for a summer 2020 holiday to Furano.

Project Overview

Furano is looking to grow awareness in the Australian market, promoting the key highlights and tourism offerings during the summer travel period.

Campaign period

11 October to 25 October 2019

Live event activation

18/19 October 2019 at Chadstone Shopping Centre (Myer Fountain site space)

Campaign site

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