There's a lot of fans of Japanese culture on Kotaku. So with that in mind, it makes sense to inform you all that there are some damn cheap flights to Japan right now.
It's being offered under Jetstar's Return for Free sale, which is basically a flight to Tokyo or Osaka. You'll have to fly through Cairns first, and flights direct from there start from $289. If you're travelling from Melbourne or Sydney, you'll be looking at roughly $500 (once checked baggage is included).
You'll have to take a flight from between February and June, with the exact dates varying depending on each flight. You'll also be flying on Jetstar's Dreamliner aircraft, which aren't too bad - I flew the Dreamliner a couple of years ago on a solo holiday to Japan and it was fine, but make sure you bring some snacks and drinks on the plane.
A bunch of TAYbies are planning a trip to Japan, so this might be a perfect deal to jump on. And if you've been thinking about going to Japan, but haven't, now is as good a time as any.
Should you find yourself landing in Osaka or Narita any time soon, Brian's written a bunch of things you should know beforehand.
Maybe you are going to Japan. Maybe you're not, but one day, you hope to. There is an array of options — from fancy hotels and traditional inns to more budget-priced lodging. Or, perhaps, you just missed the last train. You could always stay at a capsule hotel.
Maybe you've been to Japan or plan on going. Perhaps you recently moved here, or it could be that you're simply interested in the country. Japanese manners can be complex and filled with all sorts of intricacies that are tricky to navigate. The following tips can help.
And as a personal recommendation, if you're near Osaka, hit up Universal Studios Japan. The Evangelion VR ride is fantastic.
Jetstar's sale comes to an end at 2359 AEST on September 20, although most tickets will be sold out well before then. Move fast, people.