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Win a once in a lifetime trip to Japan (Facebook) @ SeeJapan

See details on See Japan website in comment #1

Daily until 13th Feb.

This six night holiday will see you whisked from the UK to the skyscraper-laden streets of futuristic Tokyo, where the lights never go off and the ancient temples of bygone days rest in amongst peaceful forests. You’ll stay at the city’s coolest new hotel, HOSHINOYA Tokyo, the very first ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) in Japan’s capital. Set in a skyscraper, this Japanese-designed hotel has a rooftop onsen, tatami mat rooms, sliding paper doors and the warm, Japanese hospitality that is raved about across the globe. Your chauffeur-driven rickshaw ride around the city, whilst clad in a kimono-style outfit, is another welcome present from your HOSHINOYA Tokyo hosts.

After three nights in the world’s most exciting city, you’ll be whisked away by ANA to Japan’s subtropical island chain, Okinawa. Nestled in the Pacific Ocean, these idyllic islands are a place to relax, unwind, and enjoy a side of Japan you may never have dreamed existed. Your stay will be on Taketomi Island, where public transport is non-existent, and the best way to get around is by water buffalo! A three night retreat at HOSHINOYA Taketomi Island will leave you feeling pampered, refreshed and renewed before your flight back to the UK.

To enter the competition you will need access to a Facebook account*. To gain entry, all you have to do is answer a simple question about Japan (don’t worry, there are hints!) The competition will run for 28 days, with one question per day, meaning you have 28 chances to enter and win! We hope that as well as showing you some of Japan’s most unique landscapes and inspiring you to visit, this competition will also help you learn more about this fascinating destination.

Today's question: What is the name of Shimokita's volcano?

Suggested answer: Osorezan (see below)

(Rough Guides also recommends Tohoku’s very own volcano, ‘Osorezan’. This area is steeped in Japanese mythical folklore, and is considered the entrance to the afterlife due to its physical resemblance to descriptions of Buddhist hell. The volcano lies on the Shimokita Peninsula in Aomori – the northernmost part of Honshu – and is renowned for its rugged scenery and wild landscape).

Submission message: Thanks for entering

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thanks

Many thanks

Thanks, Todays Question is "What are outdoor onsen called?"
Suggested answer: rotemburo or notemburo

Taken from their website in this paragraph:
Traditionally onsen were located outdoors and where you still find al fresco baths they are called rotemburo or notemburo. Among the most spectacular rotemburo are those at Takaragawa onsen in Gunma prefecture

Thanks

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Thank you

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Ferry might seem the obvious transportation to venture between two of Japan’s principal islands – Honshu and Shikoku. But one of the of the world’s most remarkable cycleways allows cyclists to follow a 70km route over the Seto Inland Sea that divides the two islands.



Thanks for posting
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The ski resort of Zao Onsen has become famous for its winter ‘snow monsters’; when the trees on the ski slopes are covered in a thick blanket of snow, making them resemble otherworldly white creatures.

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The link for the clue goes to seejapan.co.uk/jnt…ums
Japan is a ‘museum kingdom’, boasting rich collections and excellent exhibitions in world-class galleries. There are more than 1,200 art museums yet this fact is little known outside the country.
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I don't see the answer to the question here.
Perhaps the question should be 'how many art museums are there in japan?'

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Nakatajima Sand Dunes
Measuring 0.6km by 4km, Hamamatsu’s dunes are known as one of Japan’s top three sand dunes,............

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For underwater adventures, head down to the southern islands of Okinawa or Kyushu. The crystal-clear waters and warm temperatures attract many divers, who come not only to see the marine life but also to explore underwater ruins and wrecks from World War II.



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Hyakkengura is a clearing marked only by a small stone Buddha statue, but it affords a breathtaking panoramic view of the overlapping peaks of the Kumano Mountain range

Arigato, Red-san!


Edited by: "icmeler2000" 28th Jan

Daily entries :
Jan 28/29/30/31
Feb 01/02/03/04/05/06/07/oops/09/10/11/12
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* Local Oyaki lunch and Geisha performance - Try Nagano's famous oyaki (a bun with various fillings) and delicious food cooked with local ingredients, whilst enjoying traditional Geisha entertainment, all for only 3,000 yen (£23).

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Whilst in this area, take time to visit Izumo Taisha, one of Japan's most important shrines. One hour's train ride west of Matsue

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Oki Islands (隠岐諸島 Oki-shotō?, or 隠岐の島 Oki-no-shima, 隠岐群島 Oki-guntō) is an archipelago in the Sea of Japan, the islands of which are administratively part of Oki District, Shimane Prefecture, Japan.


It seems ok now, you dont have to wait 24 hours to enter again, much better

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The Ogasawara Islands are 25 hour boat ride away from Tokyo, south of the Izu Islands out in the Pacific Ocean.


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Aso Fire Festival (Kumamoto)
Day-long festival not enough to quench your thirst for flames? Serious fire-lovers are advised to head down to Kumamoto in Kyushu in spring-time during the month-long Aso Fire Festival.

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seejapan.co.uk/jnt…ces
VISITING JAPANESE TEMPLES AND SHRINES

Visiting temple and shrine laden Kyoto, or seeing some of Japan's more rural, majestic monuments can be one of the most satisfying experiences when visiting Japan. The 'most sacred' of Japan's Monotsumi Inari Shrines is Ise Jingu, in Mie Prefecture


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The water may feel a little too hot for those not used to it, as it's around 40°C


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The fairytale like tunnels of Kawachi Fuji Gardens in Kitakyushu

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Japan is surrounded by ocean, and lined with rivers and waterways. Kayaking and rafting the waters of Japan will give you a completely different perspective of the countryside. Up north in Niseko (Hokkaido), take to the rafts as the snow melts and floods the rivers in spring. For something a little less challenging, raft or kayak the rivers in summer when the water is much calmer. How about rafting the biggest river in Japan? For world-class rafting, head to the Tone River in the Minakami region of Gunma prefecture. From April to June the river provides consistent grade four rapids for over twelve kilometres. Kayak on Lake Aoki or navigate the rivers in Hakuba (Nagano). Alternatively, you may like to challenge yourself to the grade two rapids of nearby Hime River.
Kumano River, in Wakayama prefecture is the world’s only UNESCO World Heritage listed waterway. Pilgrims once rafted down the river to reach Kumano Hayatama Shrine, one of the three grand shrines on the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route. Nowadays you can enjoy half day or full day kayaking tours on the same river.

tb-kumano.jp/en/…er/
Kumano-gawa River Activities
The Kumano-gawa River and its tributaries are beautiful to look at and offer variety of activities for a diversity of people. Getting out on the river is a fantastic way to experience the Kumano area from a unique perspective.

Kayaking | This is an active way to be on the water for beginners up to advanced paddlers.

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There seem to be multiple possibilities but I have highlighted the one I went for

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Oze National Park is around 150 miles north of Tokyo,......

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The principal peak that runs from northeast to southwest for 80 kilometres is the 2,956-metre-high Mt. Koma

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Nachi Falls is recognised as one of Japan's Top 100 Waterfalls due to its height and the beauty of its single uninterrupted drop - astonishingly, around a ton of water flows from its 133-metre height every single second.

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The sheer cliff faces lining Takechiho Gorge resemble dragon scales in the way the rock has twisted and formed.

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Imabari in Ehime prefecture, and Onomichi in Hiroshima, along with various other tourism associations are working in unison to promote the historic legacy of the ‘Murakami Kaizoku’ – the group of pirates who controlled the waters of the Seto Inland Sea between 14th and 16th century.

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The famous "snow walls" are formed when the roads are cleared and sightseers can experience it from mid-April to late May.

This should be the last day, oddly it is currently displaying "Day 1."
As per the t&c's closes today at 5pm.

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Shiretoko, along with the coastline from Monbetsu, is also one of the places in Hokkaido where you can spot the incredible drift ice (ryuhyo in Japanese)

It's 14:53 and their Facebook page isn't accessible when I try to access it, either by the ENTER button above or directly from the seejapan.co.uk website.

Looks like it may have already been 'closed', but I'll keep trying.

SEE BELOW!!!

Edited by: "icmeler2000" 13th Feb

And yes it has closed. The actual closing TIME was 09.30 this morning .......

4. The Promotion opens 9:30am (GMT) 16th January 2017 and closes 9:30am … 4. The Promotion opens 9:30am (GMT) 16th January 2017 and closes 9:30am (GMT) 13th February 2017 (the ‘Promotion Period’). No entries submitted before or after the Promotion Period will be valid. The promoter has the authority to amend, extend or withdraw this without prior notice at any time during this period.



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Edited by: "icmeler2000" 13th Feb

icmeler2000

And yes it has closed. The actual closing TIME was 09.30 this morning … And yes it has closed. The actual closing TIME was 09.30 this morning .......as displayed HERE



Yes, sorry, it closed earlier than originally stated as I took the end time of 5pm from those t&c's yesterday morning. Now it says 09:30. That probably explains why it said day 1!

The press release indicates that they will be running more of these during 2017 so may be worth keeping an eye on the site.

Meanwhile I wait in the forlorn hope of receiving a winners notification

marba01

Yes, sorry, it closed earlier than originally stated as I took the end … Yes, sorry, it closed earlier than originally stated as I took the end time of 5pm from those t&c's yesterday morning. Now it says 09:30. That probably explains why it said day 1! The press release indicates that they will be running more of these during 2017 so may be worth keeping an eye on the site. Meanwhile I wait in the forlorn hope of receiving a winners notification



No worries, marbs. The sheer amount of research and time that you contribute to the comps thread is simply awesome and appreciated by us all. If anyone deserves to receive that winner's notification, then it just simply has to be you!

I look forward to receiving that confirmation from you WHEN it happens.

Arigato, marba-san!

icmeler2000

No worries, marbs. The sheer amount of research and time that you … No worries, marbs. The sheer amount of research and time that you contribute to the comps thread is simply awesome and appreciated by us all. If anyone deserves to receive that winner's notification, then it just simply has to be you!I look forward to receiving that confirmation from you WHEN it happens. Arigato, marba-san!:)



Well thank you for that, no news so far but here is the latest from their website(20 hours ago)

"Many of you have asked when we will be announcing our lucky Facebook competition winners. We're sorry to keep you in suspense, but wanted to reassure you that there's not long to wait now!
We will be revealing who has won our five sushi kits from Japan Centre, dinner for two at Japanese restaurant 'Anzu' in London, and of course the incredible holiday to Tokyo & Okinawa over the next three days. Our final winner will be announced on Friday so they can celebrate over the weekend.
Keep your eyes peeled on our Facebook page for announcements of the winners' names. We will also be contacting the winners directly via email to arrange collection of the prizes."

I wonder how you 'collect' a holiday to Japan, I would love to find out

Also, further confirmation that there are more comps in the pipeline.

From Facebook:

Susan Prentice Oh boo. How did I miss this? Would have loved to have won a trip to Japan

Visit Japan from the UK Not to worry, Susan, we have plenty more competitions planned for the future!

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Edited by: "marba01" 15th Feb

RUNNER UP PRIZE WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT.
We are happy to announce our five runner up winners, who will each be receiving a sushi kit from the Japan Centre in London. This kit contains everything you need to get started in making authentic sushi at home!
Our well-deserving winners (randomly selected) are:

- Christina Fraser
- Julia Metz
- Mandy Both
- Mish Liddle
- Attila Gyorgy

Second prize winner announcement.
We are delighted to announce the next runner-up prize winner in our Facebook competition.
This lucky winner will receive dinner for two and champagne at London's coolest new Japanese restaurant, Anzu.
And the lucky winners is...

Suzanne Azor

First prize winner announcement is tomorrow.



ok here it is.....

We will now be announcing the final winner of our 'Win a Unique Adventure to Japan' competition.
This winner will receive return flights to Tokyo and Okinawa from the UK courtesy of ANA. They will enjoy three night's accommodation at Tokyo's most stylish hotel - Hoshinoya Tokyo - including a rickshaw ride around the world's most exciting capital city, before jetting off to tropical Okinawa, where they will be able to relax serenely at the luxurious Hoshinoya Taketomi Island.
We are very pleased to reveal that the lucky winner of this fabulous prize is:
John Rogers
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