Thursday, November 16, 2017

Volkswagen Inspires Local Artists with the Iconic Beetle

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Volkswagen Inspires Local Artists with the Iconic Beetle

Kuala Lumpur, 16 November 2017 – Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has embarked on an art campaign with nine Malaysian artists to celebrate the iconic Beetle.

Aptly named the #BeetleInspired campaign, the collaboration delves into the creative minds of these artists as they work on interpreting the Beetle through their respective mediums. A variety of artworks were produced - ranging from graffiti, paintings, calligraphy, doodles, illustrations, pins and various other forms of artistry which showcases Malaysians home-grown talents at their finest.

The nine artists who participated in the #BeetleInspired campaign are Afiq Afify, Dudude Doodle, Eleanor Lim, Kupeh Rodriguez, Kenji Chai, Pestle & Mortar, Pantun Pins, Shani Ahmed and Zami Musa.

Artists around the world have been using the Beetle as their blank canvas for decades, and it is easy to see why. Designed by Ferdinand Porsche in 1938, the Beetle’s shape has evolved over the years whilst still maintaining its distinct design and characteristics known and loved around the world.

Managing Director of VPCM, Erik Winter said, “we are delighted to be able to provide this platform for local artists to showcase their talents, and it’s been amazing to see all the great Beetle-inspired work these creative individuals have produced. We hope to continue to inspire people through our cars and designs.”

VPCM is also currently running an online #BeetleInspired contest from now until 4th December for those interested to try their hand at creating their own Beetle artwork. Participants simply need to download an empty template of the Beetle and design it based on their inspiration according to the contest themes of “Love” or “Fun”.

Winners will be announced in December and will win exclusive and limited edition merchandise from the artists of the #BeetleInspired campaigns, such as Pestle & Mortar shirts and cute Beetle pins by Pantun.

To view the completed Beetle artwork by the artists, visit Volkswagen Malaysia’s Facebook and Instagram page. Members of the public keen to participate in the #BeetleInspired contest, please visit https://www.instagram.com/volkswagenmalaysia/

Heavenly Shopping Destination in Bangkok

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Heavenly Shopping Destination in Bangkok
Bangkok is famous for its own cultural segments and the shopping destinations over there might as well cast a spell on everyone who steps foot in the Bangkok City. From your common night markets where you can lazily stroll around at night with your friends and family right to the famous shopping malls there which normally visited by celebrities, Bangkok has everything that you could ever imagine.

When we talk about shopping, Bangkok defines shopping in their own term by offering tourists with unique experiences and the wide variety of shopping destinations that will make your whole stay in Bangkok truly worthwhile. Affordable and lot of varieties, made Bangkok a true shopping destination for everyone to crowd in. from luxuries to budgets right to you common markets and floating market, this promises you with a superb experience that you will not forget.

Now with the help from Air Asia Malaysia, you can discover these amazing shopping experiences in Bangkok in very fair prices and with just around your average budget, you can go to Bangkok and come back home without spending more than a thousand like before. Enjoy an efficient flight booking and your booking will be processed at almost immediately without so much hassle. In just a few easy steps you are done and just sit back and enjoy your journey.

Explore tremendous shopping opportunities in Bangkok with these spectacular majestic shopping malls such as Siam Paragon, EmQuartier, Central World and River City Shopping Center you will find that the night is nowhere near enough to satisfy your shopping craving. From luxury products consist of handbags, clothing, jewelry, and shoes, you can select through several of displays here with the variety of choices and pretty much affordable prices are available.

Bangkok shopping malls are slightly different from the way how items in our shopping malls are displayed. But you can still find some of the familiar brands that you are used to there because some of the famous branded boutiques that you visited frequently in Malaysia are also quite popular among local people around here. For different offerings, just check out Siam Paragon because, after long shopping hours, you relax your mind by visiting their underground aquarium there for a short bliss.

For those who are begging for more cheapskates’ style of shopping spree, the street market, and night market offer tourists with myriads choice of shopping experiences for those who are currently under shortage of budgets. From common brans to the special handmade crafts are available for those who are seeking for cheap products that they could bring home to display at their friends and families.

However your shopping sightseeing will not be completed without stopping by the floating market at Damnoen Saduak where you can witness yourself how these people did their daily business on a boat and tell you the truth, it is quite an exciting experience among the tourists who happen to stop by at this place. Some of them selling raw food and vegetables that you might not get as fresh as what they are selling here.

Simply spectacular and refreshing, the shopping scenes in Bangkok are the must not be missed one for everyone looking for something different. Since shopping can be a therapy for different people out there, searching for the different atmosphere to add special something to the experience might be like an icing on the cake. Bangkok has given the tourists the brand new definition of shopping by bringing new offerings and stunning scenes that will your shopping spree even more mesmerizing than it will ever be when you are in your own country.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

K.L. Boys Win Million Dollar Feet™ Football Competition

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K.L. Boys Win Million Dollar Feet™ Football Competition

PETALING JAYA, 6 NOVEMBER 2017 – For two talented young Malaysians, their decision to sign up for a football competition may be one which could possibly change their lives forever. Wan Muhammad Irfan Bin Wan Nizar and Muhammad Diniz Bin Irwan, both from Kuala Lumpur, were selected as winners for the second season of Million Dollar Feet™, the ultimate contest in Malaysia to discover the best talents in the country aged 11 to 16.

The two lads each won the grand prize – an all-expense paid trip to the United Kingdom where they will have the million-dollar opportunity of a lifetime to showcase their prowess for scouts from top European clubs and football academies, with the possibility of signing a deal.

Present at the Grand Finals to honour the two winners with their prizes was Deputy Minister of Education, Yang Berhormat Dato’ Kamalanathan a/l Panchanathan.

The two winners will follow in the footsteps of Adam Roshan Kris Azman and Mohd Yusry Haziq, winners of the inaugural season of Million Dollar Feet™ last year. Following their performance in front of scouts in the United Kingdom, they were each awarded an exclusive two-year scholarship from one of Europe’s top football academies – Brooke House Football Academy – worth a collective total of RM1 million.

Throughout this second season, more than 10,000 hopefuls collectively attended the five tryout sessions held in five states around the country – Penang, Kelantan, Sarawak, Johor and Kuala Lumpur. Two finalists were selected from each state to participate in the Grand Finals today. Finalists from each state were as follows:

Muhammad Irfan B Ahmad Kamal
Muhd Danial Hakim Bin Jamaludin
Muhammad Haikal Bin Mat Durhan
Muhammad Hakim Bin Zailani
Abang Zul Azri Bin Abang Zulkarnaen
Mohammad Zharmien Ashraf Bin Ismail 
Azrul Hakimi Bin Faizal
Khairulzaim Zafran Bin Kairulzaki
Kuala Lumpur
 Har Amrit Kaur
 Muhammad Zulkarnain Bin Zairorin
 Muhammad Diniz Bin Irwan
 Wan Muhammad Irfan Bin Wan Nizar
Callum Muhammad Cleary
Aadar Shrestha

However, it was Wan Muhammad Irfan Bin Wan Nizar and Muhammad Diniz Bin Irwan who ultimately impressed the judging panel led by Million Dollar Feet™ Head Coach, former Liverpool legend Steve McMahon.

“It was certainly a great run and this time around, we witnessed some top-notch talent among these participants, worthy enough to shine in the international arena, given the right platform and guidance,” said McMahon.

“Our immediate task at hand is to prepare these two boys to give those scouts in the UK the best performance of their lives yet – and hopefully sign a contract with either a football club or a football academy. Either way, it’s going to be a springboard for their footballing career,” he added.

“This is what Million Dollar Feet™ is all about – going right down to the grassroots to find the best talents and football. They’re out there, just waiting to shine. And we’re here to find it,” said Peter de Kretser, Founder and Director of Football of Million Dollar Feet.

“Our thanks go out to our sponsors and supporters including the Education Ministry and YB Kamalanathan for helping make these young dreams come true, which all of Malaysia can and should certainly be proud of,” he added.

He added that already, there are talks and plans to take Million Dollar Feet™ into other Asian countries, as representation from these nations within the big European leagues is scarce.

“Hopefully, one day, the next Lionel Messi or Christiano Ronaldo may just come from this part of the world. In essence, that’s what we’re trying to do here at Million Dollar Feet,” said De Kretser.

This second season of Million Dollar Feet™ is presented by BABA’S with the support of the Ministry of Education, Malaysia and the British High Commission, Kuala Lumpur. Sponsors include Etihad Airways, Brickfields Asia College (BAC), TGV Cinemas, National Kidney Foundation, Anita, LAC Printing, and 100 Plus.



Million Dollar Feet™ is an unprecedented opportunity to make dreams come true. Some call it “The Voice” of football. Others are hailing it as the ultimate opportunity of taking home-grown Malaysian talent into the international football arena. Never before has there been a single entity which provides young homegrown Malaysian talents with the potential prospect of potentially signing with a top-notch European football club.

The Million Dollar Feet™ team, led by EPL legend Steve McMahon will conduct drills and try-outs in Pulau Pinang, Pahang, Sarawak, Johor and Kuala Lumpur with one aim – to find the country’s best young football talents. Shortlisted finalists will compete in an ultimate showdown, where two lucky winners will be sent on the ultimate football experience in the United Kingdom, with the opportunity of being witnessed by scouts from top European football clubs.

If you’re between the ages of 11 and 16 and think you got what it takes, sign up and see us at any one of the stops Million Dollar Feet™ is making throughout Malaysia.

Remember, it could be you!

Sunday, November 5, 2017


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Vessbroz is highly geared to launch their Debut International Album, bringing together artists from around the world – USA, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. It has been a huge effort to gather all of them into One Album, to foster Global Peace. The “Lost” album is a blend of a few genres of music to create something very unique, as a result, it has Electro-Pop as the main genre and House Music as a secondary genre. Vessbroz has created their unique sounds, especially on the drums. The “Lost” album has been designated as the Official Album of the Mega Budget Malaysian English Movie – “C144”. The Title Track Song for “C144” will be one of the songs from this album. Few more songs from this album will be played in the movie as well.

Vessbroz’s debut album comes after they released ten (10) singles last year while being based in Malaysia. Despite breaking into the scene in 2015, Vessbroz has delivered hard-hitting track numbers, ranging from the deep house genre to dance floor groove. Being skilled sound engineers with a background in studying classical music in addition to the iconic EDM sound for which they have become known, it helped them achieve success in two (2) international competitions last year for Best Original Song and Best Music Video. 

With more than 700,000 views on Vevo & YouTube and more than 4 million listeners on Sound Cloud, they have proven themselves to have the depth and breadth as Music Producers/Artists. In April 2017, Vessbroz released their single titled “Dreams” on various online and social media platforms. It immediately went viral. Many people loved it and gave highly positive testimonials. It was even featured on 50 Cent Official Blog with this comment:

Vessbroz latest music video is going viral!!!! Vessbroz has released their new music video titled "DREAMS". They wrote and made this song about their life! Check this awesome music video.”

In line with the International Album launch end of this year and “C144” Movie launch end of next year, Vessbroz will be going on a Road Show to China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia & London, plus a tour all around Malaysia. This Album will be distributed under the label of Sony Music Malaysia. To add greater impact for the Road Shows, Vessbroz will be releasing One Lyrics Video and One Music Video for each song from this Album.

For more information, promo requests or to set up an interview, please contact:
Sam Kassim
Promotion Manager
Mobile: +60192112288
Website: www.vessbroz.com
Vevo Channel: VessbrozVevo
FB: Facebook.com/Vessbroz

IG: Instagram.com/Vessbroz 

Friday, November 3, 2017

Allianz Diabetic Essential – designed for Diabetics

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Allianz Diabetic Essential – designed for Diabetics
Kuala Lumpur, 3 November 2017 – Buying a medical plan is often a complex and frustrating effort for diabetics due to the seriousness of the illness.  Worry no more. 

Allianz Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad’s brand new Allianz Diabetic Essential is specially designed for diabetics. The medical plan offers those with type 2 diabetes a chance to get medical coverage and make living with diabetes less of a struggle.

With Allianz Diabetic Essential, type 2 diabetics who do not have a medical plan can start getting one while those who already have a medical plan have the opportunity to top-up their current coverage.

 “We at Allianz believe that every Malaysian out there deserves to have better medical coverage. If so many Malaysians are in need of good medical coverage, we want to offer them that lifeline,” said Joseph Gross, Chief Executive Officer of Allianz Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad during the launch today.

Allianz Diabetic Essential is the company’s latest product offered to provide customers the best protection from A to Z.  It offers Comprehensive Medical Coverage with a choice of four medical plans that will help cover the cost of hospitalization and surgery, Intensive Care Unit, obtaining a second medical opinion and more.

For those seeking medical care beyond hospitalization, the plan provides access to outpatient treatment for cancer, kidney dialysis, dengue and enteric fever treatment as well as emergency accidental out-patient treatment.

It also offers health screening benefits with an annual HbA1c blood test, kidney function test, lipid profile as well as medical examination and full urine examination. To encourage customers to improve their health, they will also enjoy annual premium discounts of up to 40% for improving and maintaining their health.

Being diagnosed with diabetes changes one’s life forever and Allianz Diabetic Essential goes beyond just supporting good health. It encourages overall improved health and wellbeing. 

“A very important point I want to highlight to all of you is that today’s launch is far more than a new product in the market for diabetics. We are taking it one step further by teaming up with Advance Medical to spearhead a Diabetes Care Programme for our customers where a licensed physician will be assigned to our customers as their very own personal health advisor,” added Gross.

With Allianz Diabetic Essential and the recently launched Allianz 3H cover, Allianz Malaysia is working together with medical experts from Cardiac Vascular Sentral Kuala Lumpur, Columbia Asia, Pantai Hospitals and Gleneagles Hospitals in building an ecosystem that protects, educates and nourishes Malaysians.  

“I cannot stress this enough when I say that, at Allianz Life, protection is our business, but we are very much more invested in enhancing the quality of life of Malaysians out there. That is why it was so important for us to come up with products that will protect and serve Malaysians the best way we can,” added Gross.

To learn more about Allianz Diabetic Essential, please visit https://www.allianz.com.my/allianz-diabetic-essential

About Allianz in Malaysia
The investment holding company, Allianz Malaysia Berhad, a subsidiary of Allianz SE, has two insurance subsidiaries - Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad (“Allianz General”) and Allianz Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad (“Allianz Life”). 

Allianz General is one of the leading general insurers in Malaysia and has a broad spectrum of services in personal lines; small to medium enterprise business and large industrial risks.  The GWP for general insurance business for the financial year 2016 reached a mark of RM2.08 billion. Allianz Life offers a comprehensive range of life and health insurance and investment-linked products and for the financial year 2016, Allianz Life recorded a GWP of RM2.10 billion and is one of the fastest growing life insurers in Malaysia. Allianz Malaysia has 37branches nationwide. 

In 2016, Allianz Malaysia Berhad received the Merit Award for Corporate Governance (CG) Disclosures at the Minority Shareholder Watchdog Group (MSWG) Malaysia-ASEAN Corporate Governance Transparency Index, Findings and Recognition 2016. In 2015, Allianz Malaysia Berhad received the Outstanding Achievement Award at the inaugural ASEAN Corporate Governance Conference and Awards (ACGCA) as well as the Excellence Award for Top Corporate Governance and Performance (Overall) and Merit Award for Most Improved at the MSWG-ASEAN Corporate Governance Award 2015. 

Besides that, Allianz Malaysia was also listed on The Edge Billion Ringgit Club’s Top10 Corporate Responsibility Initiatives (Below RM10 Billion market cap), which celebrates the largest and standout performers of the Malaysian corporate industry. The Company’s MyAID (Malaysians Against Irresponsible Drivers) advertising campaign also won two bronze and seven merit awards at the Kancil Awards 2015.

To learn more about Allianz Malaysia, visit allianz.com.my  
Facebook: facebook.com/AllianzMalaysia/ | Instagram: instagram.com/allianzmalaysia/

About Allianz
The Allianz Group serves 86 million retail and corporate customers in more than 70 countries, making it one of the world’s largest insurers and asset managers. In 2016, over 140,000 employees worldwide achieved total revenues of 122.4 billion euros and an operating profit of 10.8 billion euros. Allianz Group managed an investment portfolio of 653 billion euros. Additionally our asset managers AllianzGI and PIMCO managed over 1.3 trillion euros of third-party assets. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. As an investor, Allianz is active in a variety of sectors including debt, equity, infrastructure, real estate and renewable energy. The Group’s long-term value strategies maximise risk-adjusted returns. 

Press contact: 
Joannica Dass
Head of Department
Corporate Communications Department
Allianz Malaysia Berhad
Tel: 03-22640780
Fax: 03-22641186

Wednesday, October 25, 2017


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Tohoku Hot Spring Snow Tour and Tokaido Trail
(26 October 2017) Extending its series of acclaimed, experiential walking tours through rural Japan, Walk Japan has added two new itineraries to its portfolio of journeys.  Renowned for immersing travellers into the rich culture and heritage of little-visited corners of Japan’s multi-varied landscape, these new tours, uncover the stories of two more of the country’s fascinating areas; the northerly Tohoku region, and along the route of the ancient Tokaido road, which connects Tokyo to Kyoto.

The Tohoku Hot Spring Snow Tour is nine-day, eight-night guided snowshoe tour through Japan’s Tohoku; a region famed for delicious rice, prodigious amounts of snow, onsen hot springs and the Narrow Road to the Deep North poetic journey of Matsuo Basho, one of Japan’s greatest literary figures.
Scheduled in the middle of winter, the Tohoku Hot Spring Snow Tour includes the unique combination of deep snows and warm invigorating onsen hot springs.  Initially, the sleek and ultra-fast Shinkansen bullet train speeds customers from Tokyo through a landscape of increasingly deep snow. Upon arrival, however, and for the rest of the tour, the pace drops significantly as the mode of travel changes to local trains, buses, and snowshoes for an exploration into the depths of rural, mountainous Tohoku.

In Tohoku’s remote valleys are nestled small, close-knit communities of charming hamlets and quintessential hot spring villages. Here the locals warmly welcome tour participants with a hospitality that has been honed over many generations by the need for communal resilience in the region’s harsh winter.
Basho undoubtedly experienced the same hospitality on his itinerant journey. In his footsteps the tour visits a spectacularly sited temple high above a valley on a steep cliff; and a venerable farmhouse where his uncomfortable night is evocatively related in his haiku poetry.

Snow is a grand theme of this tour but no two days are the same on the Tohoku Hot Spring Snow Tour. Highlights include a descent through the incredible juhyosnow monsters; a climb to one of Tohoku’s greatest treasures, Yamadera temple; and a visit to Sakata, a historic and elegant old port town on the Sea of Japan coast. Evening meals draw on the wide range of fresh produce from the seas, fields, rivers, and mountains of Tohoku, followed by peaceful nights of sleep in delightful inns, most of which boast onsen hot spring baths.
Tour dates: 24th Feb – 4th March 2018
Price: From JPY480,000 (JPY = Japanese Yen) per person.

The Tokaido Trail is an eight-day, seven-night exploration of the Tokaido, the ‘Eastern Sea Road’ and the greatest of Japan’s ancient highways, through Japan’s heartland and three of its greatest cities; Tokyo, Nagoya and Kyoto. It is also a journey through the very core of Japan’s history and culture to the present day.
Most Japanese will ride the super-fast Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train or drive the modern Tokaido toll road sometime in their lives. However, few make their way, at a necessarily sedater pace, along with the original Tokaido, which retains fascinating insights into the daily life of old Japan. Tour customers travel this road from Tokyo through Hakone, Kambara, Shida Onsen, Okazaki, Arimatsu and Seki before finishing in Kyoto.

Today, the journey from Tokyo to Kyoto on the Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train takes just over two hours. The journey on the Tokaido Trail tour, however, is a much more leisurely affair over eight days traveling along the old road over rural passes and through urban landscapes of long-forgotten towns, that once bustled with traffic. The Tokaido Trail tells the story of Japan’s historic and cultural legacy including journeys by great emperors and powerful shoguns, and also of the everyday folk who lived along its route and those others who were occasionally allowed to travel its length.  Customers also follow in the footsteps of overseas visitors from centuries past including Korea delegations, the samurai Englishman William Adams, Dutch trader Engelbert Kaempfer, and 19th Century British explorer Basil Hall Chamberlain.
Woodblock artist Ando Hiroshige’s (1797-1868) most famous work, The Fifty-Three Stages of the Tokaido provides a visual companion to the tour. His prints of the Tokaido in its heyday in the Edo Period (1603-1868) helped cement this ancient road’s iconic status amongst the Japanese to this day.

Tour dates: 18th – 25thFebruary 2018
Price: JPY360,000 (JPY = Japanese Yen) per person.
More information can be found at www.walkjapan.com

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National Geographic has described Walk Japan as “one of the 200 Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth”. The company leads the way in providing the most fulfilling and enjoyable tours available in Japan. Walk Japan has an unrivaled range of regular, scheduled tours for Japan and is researching more for the future. It also creates and runs private, custom tours tailored to customers’ particular interests and requirements. These include private tours for families, friends, societies, companies, and schools.

Founded in 1992 by two academics, Dr. Thomas Stanley and Prof. Richard Irving, the company has since grown considerably both in its number of tours and customers to become the acknowledged leader of specialised tours that immerse visitors in Japanese society and culture; provide great insights into the nation and its people; and often explore little-visited, beautiful and diverse regions of the nation.

Based in rural Kyushu, Walk Japan actively operate in a way that recognizes the important role and responsibilities that business has in society. This means being committed to and supportive of the communities in which they operate and ensuring that their tours have a positive impact in these areas. Wherever possible Walk Japan uses and supports family-run and local businesses.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Press Release: Epicurean Journeys Across Japan - Discovering Japan’s iconic flavors

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Press Release: Epicurean Journeys Across Japan - Discovering Japan’s iconic flavors

(October 2017) Known for the freshest ingredients, subtle combination of flavors and exquisite presentation, the food of Japan plays a distinctive and central role in the country’s culture. In 2013, Japan’s cuisine was recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage, joining France as the only two countries to receive this accolade for the whole of their food culture.

Walk Japan, the pioneer in guided walking tours to the nation takes customers on journeys across Japan’s beautifully diverse landscapes into its rich culture and delectable gastronomy. All Walk Japan’s tours are an epicurean adventure exploring the breadth and depth of authentic Japanese cuisine from the dishes the country is rightly famous from sushi and tempura, to delicious farmhouse fayre and rare morsels found in each region, town or village.

Boutique sakes complement every evening meal and visits to breweries, which are found throughout Japan, feature in many tours including the Oita Hot Spring TrailKunisaki Retreat, and Nakasendo Way. Here customers learn about how this drink, Japan’s libation to the gods, is meticulously created and sample the master brewer’s best grades.

Wasabi green mustard is a distinctive and essential ingredient in Japanese cooking and the Izu Peninsula, which is overlooked by Mt. Fuji, produces Japan’s and consequently the world’s finest wasabi. Customers on Walk Japan’s Izu Geo Trail come across plots hidden in the forest, where wasabi is cultivated in the sparkling spring waters that flow copiously from Izu’s mountains. During many meals, they also prepare their own wasabi to enjoy with the plentiful fish caught each day in the seas surrounding the peninsula.

Miso fermented soya bean paste, a widely used ingredient in Japanese cooking, has gained interest from culinary enthusiasts around the world for both its flavoursomeness and health-giving properties. A feature of almost all meals on a Walk Japan tour, on the Kunisaki & Yufuin Walk customers visit a local shop, a listed original wooden structure, where miso has been produced in the traditional way by hand using local ingredients and water from a well on the premises since 1900.

The Oita Hot Spring Trail complements its theme of onsen hot springs with meals created from the ingredients from seas, fields, forests, and mountains found in this particularly bountiful region of Japan. At Beppu, this tour also includes steam-cooked dishes that actually harness the onsen here to cook the food to perfection.

Like so many of Walk Japan’s tours, the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage is largely a rural experience. However, it also takes the opportunity to journey through Osaka’s energetic urban food scene, where the company’s expert Tour Leaders ensure a wonderful experience of an izakaya restaurant. Here the atmosphere is often rumbustious and the dishes plentiful in variety. These include staples that have helped make Japan’s food scene a global sensation such as sashimi, kushiyaki grilled meats and vegetables, karaage fried chicken, edamame beans, okonomiyaki savory pancakes and yakisoba fried noodles as well as much lesser-known but no less tasty delicacies.

Detailed information about all of Walk Japan’s tours can be found on their website (http://www.walkjapan.com/all-tours) and on the Walk Japan Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/walkjapan).
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This press release was issued by VIM & VIGOUR PR on behalf of Walk Japan.

For further information, images, interview requests or media enquiries, please contact:
Lynda Williams:
Pippa Brindley:

National Geographic has described Walk Japan as “one of the 200 Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth”. The company leads the way in providing the most fulfilling and enjoyable tours available in Japan. Walk Japan has an unrivalled range of regular, scheduled tours for Japan and is researching more for the future. It also creates and runs private, custom tours tailored to customers’ particular interests and requirements. These include private tours for families, friends, societies, companies and schools.

Founded in 1992 by two academics, Dr. Thomas Stanley and Prof. Richard Irving, the company has since grown considerably both in its number of tours and customers to become the acknowledged leader of specialised tours that immerse visitors in Japanese society and culture; provide great insights into the nation and its people; and often explore little-visited, beautiful and diverse regions of the nation.

Based in rural Kyushu, Walk Japan actively operate in a way that recognises the important role and responsibilities that business has in society. This means being committed to and supportive of the communities in which they operate and ensuring that their tours have a positive impact in these areas. Wherever possible Walk Japan uses and supports family-run and local businesses.