Now that we head into autumn we begin to turn our attention to the beautiful foliage, ranging in all the different hues of yellow through to red...
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Autumn in Japan is often associated with the many shades of red that leaves start to turn. So in homage to that aesthetic I share this photo of Motonosumi Inari Jinja in Yamaguchi Prefecture. 
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As we head into October, the country starts to cool down, and autumn leaves (known as koyo) will soon sweep the country in a wave of red and gold, starting in Hokkaido late this month or early next month (Sep/Oct) and gradually making its way towards the south. Read more about autumn in Japan on our website.

Also as you may already know but Japan has been recently affected by natural disasters, however most facilities are back up and running. To stay on top of the wild weather please download apps such as the Japan Official Travel App, for alerts on natural disasters, to find your nearest free wi-fi and many more features when travelling in Japan. 

Kansai International and New Chitose Airports both operational again
Kansai International Airport (Osaka) and New Chitose Airport (Sapporo) are both operational again following recent typhoon and earthquake interference. For more information on the local recovery efforts please check: Osaka and Hokkaido.

Forest Bathing in Japan
Japan is all about the nature, from watching cherry blossoms to autumn foliage. But if you are travelling to Japan outside of those seasons, you can consider the simple act of immersing in a forest and soaking in the natural energy.  See more

Drink Adventures Podcast: Sake
"If you haven't yet discovered the delights of Japanese sake, now is the time." Learn more about the history and the complexity of sake with drinks connoisseur James Atkinson. See more

12 things to do in Tokyo with Kids
It seems that people want to know what to do with kids in Tokyo, so we've come back with another guest blogger and their recommendations. Take a look:  See more

Place of interest: Izushi Town
Consider dropping into Izushi Town in Hyogo Prefecture over autumn to experience the local events, including the Autumn Festival, kabuki theatre, and the Kimono and Castle Festivals.  See more

50 Awesome Things to Do in Tokyo
"In this wild, wacky world of ours, Tokyo is surely the wackiest place of them all." Blogger CourtyStelt shares 50 ways to keep occupied in the incredible city of Tokyo.  See more

Tsukiji Inner Market Relocation
The Tsukiji Inner Market will relocate to Toyosu over 7-10 October 2018. Please note this does not include the Tsukiji Outer Market. The public viewing of tuna auctions are currently closed, with the starting date at Toyosu Market has yet to be announced.  

Deals and Campaigns

Satoyama@Tokyo private tours

Tokyo is more than just cityscapes and bustling crowds: consider taking a private guided tour of rural Japan just west of the Tokyo Metropolitan. Choose from a package tour or have one tailor-made for your personal interests. See more

Ross Garden Tours: Japan in Autumn

Who wouldn't love to see Japan in Autumn, serene natural beauty combined with the world's finest man-made chrysanthemum exhibitions? Let well-known gardening expert Graham Ross share with you the best gardens Japan has to offer.  See more

JR Kyushu Rail Pass Fukuoka Wide

Use the pass to travel easily to main tourist spots within Fukuoka Prefecture. See more

Kansai Airport - Koyasan non-stop bus

Direct access from Kansai International Airport to Koyasan in 105 minutes!  See more
Festivals and Events
Japanese Film Festival 2018
The 23rd Japanese Film Festival will be hitting major cities around Australia soon! Dates are:
Canberra from 17-21 October
Brisbane from 24-28 October
Perth from 31 Oct-4 November
Adelaide fom 9-11 November
Sydney from 15-25 November
Melbourne 22 Nov-2 December 
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