28 - 30 Oct 2016 Takashimaya Square: Japan Travel Fair 2016
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If you are thinking of going to Japan for a vacation, head to the Japan Travel Fair 2016 happening at Takashimaya Square! From 28 to 30 October 2016, gain valuable insights and tips for your next Japan holiday with special deals, packages and more at this fair!
Get special promotional prices to Japan only at this period. Travel agencies offer special promotion items for Japan bound group tours and FIT packages for the year-end holidays and the Chinese New Year holidays in 2017, as well as last-minute demands for autumn-themed packages. Japanese exhibitors booths will introduce local part of Japan and more!
Event: Japan Travel Fair 2016
Venue: Takashimaya Square, B2
Date: 28 to 30 October 2016
Time: 10am - 9.30pm
List of Exhibitors:
HOKKAIDO,JR East,FUJI-Q GROUP,Home of Mt.Fuji - Shizuoka / Kanagawa,Matsumoto Tourism Association,GIFU,ISHIKAWA Prefecture,WEST JAPAN RAILWAY COMPANY,Kumamoto, Kagoshima Prefectural Government,OKINAWA,,Don Quijote,,"HEISEI ENTERPRISE,Inc","The Japan Council of Local Autohrities for International Relations (CLAIR), Singapore",Canon Singapore,Takashimaya Singapore
◆ Travel Agencies
”Special Promotional travel deals at the fair!”
Stand a chance to receive original Hello Kitty USB Cable or Portable Bag with Japan Travel purchases made at the Fair!****
Apple Vacations Singapore Pte Ltd,ASA Holidays,Chan Brothers Travel,Commonwealth Travel Service Corporation Pte Ltd ( CTC Travel ),Dynasty Travel International Pte Ltd,Follow Me Japan Pte Ltd,H.I.S. INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL PTE LTD,Hong Thai Travel Services (S) Pte Ltd,JTB PTE LTD,MISA Travel Pte Ltd,Nam Ho Travel Service (S) Pte Ltd,SINO-AMERICA TOURS CORP PTE LTD
・Michelle Chong is coming to share her exciting experiences of her Japan local trips
・Kumamon & Yuru-Chara (Mascot) are coming & meet!
・Acclaimed Ventriloquist, comedian and Rakugo performer Ms. SHOWKO is like nothing you have experienced before with her hilarious show leaving audiences screaming for more.
・Watch Candy Artist Ms. Minori produces candies by hands and special scissors like magic.
・Balloon sculpting comes alive! Don’t expect to see your average dog or sword when Balloon Artist Mr. Bryan is around!
・If you are feeling bold and creative, try your hand on creating some food replicas for yourself.
・And more Japanese Cultural & Exciting performances!
WIN! Lucky Draw with purchasing Japan trip at fair!
A) Free trip to Tokyo! By JAL
B) Selphy CP1200 / EOS M10 by CANON
C) Luggage Bag (66L) by ANA
Taiwanese TV show "World-Class" visit Kagoshima on assignment!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyqZJ6cLAVYOct 7, 2016 - Uploaded by 我❤愛玩客青春自拍團http://vidol.tv/programmes/149 ... [ Kagoshima Japan] former hostcame back! a warm reunion ...
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Yurigahama, Japan’s Sandbar
You can catch Japan’s sandbar, Yurigahama appearing before your eyes at the end of every month. The views here are breathtaking but let’s take a look on how the locals enjoy this beautiful paradise on earth.ameblo.jp www.yorontou.info
Let your worries melt away here！kagoshima-islands.net
Be mesmerized by the clear waters and the movement of the waves slowly and gently splashing.blogs.yahoo.co.jp
Look at how the reflected sun rays on the water glitter, making you forget about the your hectic daily schedule.
Yurigahama. So where is it?
Yurigahama is located 1.5 km off-island from the east coast of Kagoshima’s Yoronjima’s Ooganeku Beach.
It’s a sandbar that makes its appearance once a month depending on the tides.
Yurigahama is known for its changing shapes every time it appears.
It disappears slowly under the waters when the tide flows in.
A bed of countless [stars] at Yurigahama
You’ll begin to understand why people associate Yurigahama with stars, when you come and grab a handful of its sand.
Feature No. 1 : Star-shaped sand
The star-shaped sand on Yurigahama is actually the shells left behind by microscopic organisms called Foraminifera.
They say that if you collect the same number of star-shaped sand as your age, you’ll be blessed with good luck but let’s not rush to collect those sand by ourselves. Instead let’s be a little more environmentally conscious and stick to buying souvenirs of star-shaped sand in a glass bottle.
The accompanying sand in the glass bottle souvenirs are colored to truly bring out the shape of the star-shaped sand.
Feature No. 2 : The clear blue sea
Undeniably, the water here is beautiful! It is not only a beautiful shade but it is crystal clear and so clear that you can see the bottom of the sea.www.yorontou.info
The beautiful sea is like a reflection of the sky in a mirror. So much so that it would seem like the boats on the sea are floating midair.www.yorontou.info
It is truly like heaven on earth here when you see the white creamy sand beneath the clear blue calm waters.
Feature No. 3 : Weddings and snorkeling
Naturally, with the beautiful landscape, this is a popular spot for couples to have their wedding ceremony here. You can approach wedding planners here and ask for a package that will help you create your perfect wedding day!
Celebrate this special moment in life with your family among the beautiful sea and sand.www.oceanbeach-net.com
While you have your wedding ceremony here too, you should take the opportunity to enjoy the underwater views with snorkeling. Of course, even if you aren’t here for a wedding, you should still come out to snorkel.
At Yurigahama, not only the fishes will come out to greet you, but you might be lucky and have a turtle come meet you.
Access and ferry schedules
Hop onto a ferry from Kagoshima to Yoronjima
Besides the ferry, there are also flights daily from Okinawa and Kagoshima bound for Yoronjima.
If you are planning to come in from the other main islands in Japan, you will still have to go through Kagoshima or Okinawa.www.yorontou.info
The taxi is the most convenient way to get from Yoronjima to Ooganeku Beach’s Yurigahama.
【Getting to Ooganeku Beach】
■Grab a taxi！(The most convenient way♪)
Taiyo Taxi 0997-97-2161
Minami Taxi 0997-97-3331
※Call the numbers above whenever you want to get a taxi.
※No extra call charges.
When’s the best time？
You can catch Yurigahama every month but summer is the peak season, when the number of visitors are the highest.
Forecast schedule on the appearance of Yurigahama for 2015www.yorontou.info
・22 – 25 January, 19 – 24 February
・7 – 10 and 19 – 25 March, 4 – 10 and 17 – 24 April
・3 – 10 and 15 – 23 May
・1 – 9, 12 – 22 and 29 – 30 June
・1 – 8, 12 – 21 and 29 – 31 July
・1 – 6, 10 – 19 and 26 – 31 August
・1 – 3, 8 – 16 and 24 – 30 September
・1 – 2 and 24 – 30 October
So has this article gotten you to include Yurigahama into your bucket list?
If you hadn’t made plans yet for summer, you might want to think of heading to Yurigahama.Edited by kinwashi 08 Nov `16, 10:50PM
Exploring NagasakiPosted by sasha on Nov 30, 2016 in Uncategorized
Our journey around Nagasaki begins with a bit of a history lesson. Dejima is an artificial island in the bay of Nagasaki that was built in 1636 to both accommodate and constrain the European traders. It was partly to give them a place from which to trade, but also to prevent them from spreading their religion via missionary work. The Portuguese would soon be banned from the country entirely. This was during Japan’s isolationist period known as Sakoku (鎖国 – lit. “closed country”). The Dutch alone were spared from the ban, but they had to move their trading post from Hirado to Dejima. It’s no longer an island, as the surrounding area was reclaimed in the 20th century. It is now a Japanese national historic sight, which you can visit by taking Tram 1 and forking over 510 yen for an entrance ticket.
Suwa Shrine (諏訪神社)
This major shrine has quite the backstory. Its origins date back to 1619, which just so happened to be the same year that the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu (徳川 家康) issued an edict against Christianity. At that time, the people of Nagasaki were predominantly Christian, and they had destroyed most of the Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples. The shogun and his government began forcing people to reconvert to these more traditional Japanese religions. A small shrine had been built, but it was frequently attacked by resisting Christians. Eventually, the large Suwa Shrine was constructed. All people were required to register at the shrine; failure to do so would out you as a Christian and lead to punishment.
A short clip of the festival from 2013.
A festival called Nagasaki Kunchi (長崎くんち) was also developed here to attract attention and encourage locals to participate at the shrine. The festival continues to this day in early October and features large dance perfomances by the city’s different districts. Each district only participates once every seven years, so the festival is quite different on a year-to-year basis. Just beware that it’s incredibly popular and difficult to get tickets for, so you’d better plan ahead if you’d like to see it.
Kazagashira Park (風頭公園)
Situated atop a hill with a beautiful view overlooking the harbor, this park is a great place to take in the scenery of Nagasaki. It’s also known as Sakamoto Ryoma’s park, for the statue of the famous samurai and politician that’s located here. He’s one of the most famous people in Japanese history, as he led a revolution to topple the aforementioned Tokugawa shogunate. His vision of a unified, modern Japan would eventually come to fruition, but not before he was assassinated at the age of 31. Without him and his influence, it is believed Japan would not be the country that it is today.
Spectacles Bridge (眼鏡橋)
One of the most famous sights in the city, this ancient bridge was built in 1634 by a Chinese monk. It spans the Nakashima River and is said to be the oldest stone arch bridge in all of Japan. If you’re wondering where the name comes from, take a closer look at the bridge – its double arches resemble a pair of spectacles in the reflection on the river.
Mt. Inasa (稲佐山)
For one of the best views of the city, head to the top of this mountain on the cable car. While it’s fine during the day, it’s recommended to come here at night. The view is so good, in fact, that it’s often described as a “10 Million Dollar Night View” (1000万ドルの夜景).
Don’t leave Nagasaki without trying some of the city’s famed dishes. Head to the restaurant Yosso (吉宗) to try the chawanmushi (茶碗蒸し), a steamed egg custard. People have been coming here since 1866, so you know it’s good! Another local favorite that you’ll have to try is champon (ちゃんぽん), a seafood and pork noodle soup. This is a designated specialty of Nagasaki – known in Japanese as ameibutsu (名物).
While it might not be one of the most popular cities in Japan for tourists, Nagasaki has a lot to offer. Thanks to the efficient bullet train system in Japan, you can easily add this historical city to your travel itinerary to take in its history, culture, and of course the delicious food.
Edited by kinwashi 19 Dec `16, 9:29PM
Standard course (East side gate)
Standard Course (West side gate)
明けましておめでとう！( = Akemashite omedetou) Happy New Year!
Just back from Japan last week.
Sorry for not posting lately.
Just landed last week and was sick.
Those winter sickness.
Just happen got news tomorrow on Channel NewsAsia
Japan Hour will be featuring a nice programe covering Kagoshima a new destination for all Singaporean who don't know where is this place in Japan
This special TV advertisement on Kagoshima will air on Channel News Asia (Sat19.30 Sun 12.30) from 7 Jan