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Share-Your-Story Contest Share-Your-Story Contest

29 September - 21 November 2021

Share with us all your stories of adventure, discovery experienced in Japan's great outdoors, either via Instagram or Facebook! An adventurous, discovering trip in Japan that made a significant impact. A chance encounter with rare wildlife or a special view that made your travel unforgettable. A challenging yet fulfilling journey that made you feel the immense pride in yourself. The best story will win S$1,000 worth of travel vouchers. Post as many as you can to increase your chances at winning! Don't forget to include our campaign hashtag #jbyjadventure and the #prefecture which your shared story features.

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Announcement of Winners

Thank you for the numerous stories of your adventure, discoveries and fateful encounters in the great outdoors of Japan that you have shared. It is time to reveal the 14 winners of the Share-Your-Story Contest!

Check out all the winning entries below and find out what makes Japan's great outdoors one of the best! Hear the best stories and admire the beauty of Japan through their first-hand experiences!


  • The view changed suddenly when our bus exited Shiraito tunnel, Jozankei. Slopes filled with amber, orange, red and green leaves surrounded us. We alighted near Jozankei Bridge and strolled towards Futami Park. Bright yellow or red leave trees captured our sight. We took nothing but more photos. Few public foot baths available to soak our foot. We stopped by at Toyohira River. The water was frigid, clean and refreshing. Many Kappas can be seen in the town and in the park too

    Paun Cher Yin

Runner-up Prize (3 winners) Runner-up Prize (3 winners)

  • My most memorable outdoor trip was a visit to Amanohashidate. The best way to appreciate this wonder is to view the spectacular sandbar through our legs! But in getting to Kasamatsu Park, we cycled through the sandbar, which has many nature wonders to explore. On our way back, we took a ferry and were excited in feeding the seagulls. Then suddenly, a wild eagle came along and join in the fun!

    Nigel Chia

  • Runner prizes photo by sue_travels


  • Runner prizes photo by phantasin


Special Hokkaido Prize (5 winners) Special Hokkaido Prize (5 winners)

  • Four days of awesome adventures on the powdery slopes of Tomamu in Dec 2019! Never thought I would hit the ski slopes again after >10 years, but the breathtaking scenery & quiet stillness up in the mountains were such a lure. The advanced slopes were scary, the turns at times dangerous, but the glide mid-way down were so exhilarating & liberating, it became a healing balm to daily stresses

    Selene Ng

  • special hokkaido prize by funny bunny photograph

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  • special hokkaido prize by wuso65


  • special hokkaido prize by whywendywrites


  • special hokkaido prize by tangenghui


Special Okinawa Prize (5 winners) Special Okinawa Prize (5 winners)

  • special okinawa prize by phantasin


  • special okinawa prize by joetravellersg


  • special okinawa prize by truphotostravel


  • special okinawa prize by xxmaxxmixx


  • special okinawa prize by umeshu24


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