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The Japan Rail Fair – A Virtual Trip to Japan
Fri Nov 20 – Sat Nov 28
Missing Japan? Come to The Japan Rail Fair – A Virtual Trip to Japan! Taking place online via jrtimes.sg/tjrf2020 and the JAPAN RAIL CAFE Facebook Page on five days over two weekends, the fair will be chock-a-block with free and ticketed live programs.
Here’s what you can look forward to:
Go on a virtual trip to Japan, complete with experiential live programs that include food and alcohol delivery! All ticketed programs can also be attended for free without food and beverage add-ons.
Free Online Travel Booth: speak with travel experts to plan for your next (real) trip when possible.
Grand lucky draw: with attractive prizes will take place at the end of the fair. Tune in and participate in as many live programs and travel booths as you can to increase your chances of winning prizes like JR East Passes as well as return flight tickets to Tokyo by Japan Airlines.
20 November, Friday
9pm-10pm, ticketed via Zoom, $40 per person, includes delivery
This first-ever online shochu workshop organised by the Japan Sake & Shochu Makers Association (JSS) conducted by certified Shochu sommelier, Christopher Pellegrini, a leading expert on Shochu and awamori, is accompanied by sampling sets delivered in advance for Singapore-based attendees! Japan’s Best-Kept Secret Volume 2 – Awamori and Shochu Flavour Basics will take place on 21 November, Saturday, 7pm to 8pm at $45 per person, including delivery.
21 November, Saturday
11am to 12pm, ticketed via Zoom, $19 per person, includes delivery
For those who miss idyllic train rides, this informative webinar is when one can sit back and relax while JR East leads an autumn journey to Eastern Japan, complete with adorable *ekiben (lunch box to eat on the train) and JR East train memorabilia delivered to one’s home in advance! Travellers can look forward to learning more about ekiben culture, JR East’s distinctive themed Joyful Train line up, as well as autumn sightseeing spots and activities. A second session will take place on 28 November, Saturday from 1pm to 2pm.*One E6 Komachi Bento (Beef) and one E7 Kagayaki Bento (Salmon and Ikura)
22 November, Sunday
7pm to 8pm, free via Facebook Live
This series of talks sees the JAPAN RAIL CAFE community sharing personal travel stories and news regarding rail travel in Japan, led by guest speakers Rachell Tan (@pxdkitty, left) and Travel Communicator Intern Norika from Rikkyo University, followed by a special food segment with speciality products brand nomono!
27 November, Friday
9pm to 10pm, free via Facebook Live
Hosted by Akita Inu Tourism, this heartwarming webinar will introduce a truly unique experience into a local guest house, Sakekoshimai, where one will meet the adorable Mr Yamauchi and learn how to make Kiritanpo, a must-try local dish, but not before harvesting the rice for that dish!
28 November, Saturday
3pm to 4pm, free via Facebook Live20-22 and 27-28 November 2020
In the upcoming season of giving, inject an element of Japan into gifting and join Japan Airlines (JAL) cabin attendants as they show you how to wrap your presents using the age-old art of Furoshiki – the traditional Japanese technique of wrapping and transporting valuable items. Experience the warmth of Japanese hospitality as the cabin attendants take you through a step-by-step Furoshiki tutorial, while sharing with you the meaning of Omotenashi, travel tips and behind-the-scenes stories in the life of a cabin attendant on JAL. Be the first 30 to pre-register for this event to receive a free Furoshiki cloth, an exclusive gift from Japan Airlines.
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