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Japanese Gardens: Development through the Ages

Japanese gardens are renowned the world over for their beauty, intricacy, and depth of meaning. The construction of gardens became an important cultural art form in and of itself and is a great source of national pride of Japanese people and a great source of enjoyment for all who visit Japan. Like any art form, the […]

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Japan Inbound Tourism Figures Booming!

Unique Japan Tours Managing Director Darina Slattery is currently attending the annual Visit Japan Travel and MICE Mart 2017 and is actively seeking new ideas & inspiration for our upcoming new 2018/2019 tour brochure. After day two of the huge trade show, the headline news was centred around the inbound tourism figures to Japan, which is […]

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Rugby in Japan 2019 – Ticket Registration Kick-Off!

With now less than 2 years until Japan’s biggest Rugby tournament takes place, the official registration for tickets is well under way. This tournament is going to be an experience of a lifetime for all those who make the trip, as can be attested by those lucky fans who traveled for the unforgettable 2002 Soccer World Cup in […]

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Three Great Gardens of Japan!

In Japan, there is a culture of listing things as “the three famous ____ of Japan”. These range from the “three famous views” to the “three famous onsens” or even the “three great festivals”. There is no particular order within the list other than to say they are the “top three in Japan”. One of […]

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How big is Tokyo?

Tokyo is often regarded as the biggest city in the world, or the city with the largest population. But the matter can be a little confusing with numbers that conflict hugely with each other. A 2016 United Nations estimate puts the total population at 38 million people and yet many other sources (including some of our own marketing […]

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Japan’s No.1 Chocolate bar!

Having lived in Japan for almost 8 years, many people ask me if I miss Japanese food. And truth be told, I do, but my answer is not always what they expect. As an Irishman with a very sweet tooth (and indifference about most seafood), I don’t so much miss the Sushi bars as the […]

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Classic Moments in Wonderful Japan!

A visit to Japan will transform your Instagram account forever! 😉 Here’s just a small taste of the photogenic wonders to expect on your trip to Japan. With so many options and such a variety of activities to see and do, places to visit, hotels to stay in, restaurants to eat in and attractions not […]

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Japan’s incredibly rich cultural heritage and unique natural beauty is reflected in the fact that the country boasts 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These are located right throughout the country, from the wild beauty of the remote Shiretoko Peninsula in the north to the ancient Ryukyu Kingdom sites in Okinawa in the south. While each […]

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