This campaign ended as of February 28, 2023.
Giveaway prize winner is Joshua Durbin. Congratulations!

Ehime Prefecture, located on the island of Shikoku, is world-famous for its historical townscapes like the legendary Dogo Onsen, scrumptious seafood and citrus fruit, and amazing cycling routes attracting cyclists from across the globe! With a mild, warm climate and convenient access from cities like Kyoto and Osaka, it’s a fantastic destination to add to your next Japan itinerary!

Those who read the “Visit Ehime Japan” official tourism website and answer a quick survey will go in the draw to win a pair of Australia-Japan return air tickets, two nights at a hotel in Ehime Prefecture, and a Japan Rail Pass offering unlimited rides on trains within Japan for 7 days!

Giveaway Prize Details

Return Air Tickets From Sydney to Tokyo (1 pair for a group of 2)

One pair of return air tickets for a group of two departing from Sydney to Tokyo valid for a trip to Japan until 31st October, 2023.

Airline reservations are subject to the terms and conditions below:

Terms and Conditions For Airline Reservations

  • All seats are subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • Flights peak season, New Year’s holidays, public holidays cannot be reserved.
  • If the seat assigned by the airline is not available on the date designated by the winner, an additional fee must be paid.
  • Air tickets are valid for 6 months after the date of winning.
  • Reservations cannot be changed or cancelled after confirmation.
  • Ticket is for an economy class seat. Payment for seat upgrades or oversized baggage fees are the responsibility of the winner.

A 2-Night, 3-Day Stay at a Hotel in Ehime Prefecture (1 pair for a group of 2)

Please note that these are the images of the hotel.


1-1 Dogosagidanicho, Matsuyama, Ehime 790-0836
Phone: 089-945-5911

Terms and Conditions For Hotel Booking

  • Winner can not select room type nor the meals.
  • Travel to and from the hotel is not included.
  • Reservations will be based on hotel room availability.
  • Prize is not exchangeable for cash or other services.
  • Rooms during peak season, New Year’s holidays, public holidays cannot be reserved.
  • If the room assigned by the promoter is not available on the date designated by the winner, an additional fee must be paid.
  • Vouchers are valid for 6 months after the date of winning.
  • Reservations cannot be changed or cancelled after confirmation.

Japan Rail Pass (1 pair for a group of 2)

The Japan Rail Pass is a special ticket issued by Japan Railways allowing foreign tourists visiting Japan to ride freely on all JR railways and bus lines.

Japan Rail Pass Terms of Use

To use the pass, you must meet one of the following two requirements:

1. Be a foreign traveller from overseas visiting Japan for the purpose of sightseeing with “Temporary Visitor” entry status.

You must be permitted to stay in Japan with the purpose of sightseeing, etc., for 15 or 90 days under the visa status of “Temporary Visitor” as determined by Japanese immigration law. Those wishing to enter Japan for the purposes of sightseeing will have an immigration officer affix the following “Temporary Visitor” stamp or seal to their passport.

The Japan Rail Pass can only be exchanged/used by those with this stamp/seal in their passport.

2. Be a Japanese native residing overseas who fulfills specified requirements.

See the following for details:

  • Please request an exchange voucher at an affiliated office before coming to Japan.
  • When receiving/exchanging the pass, presentation of the Temporary Visitor stamp/seal on your passport is required. You must present your passport* and this Temporary Visitor stamp/seal when receiving/exchanging the pass.
  • If the name on your passport and exchange voucher or online service where you purchased the pass is different, the pass cannot be issued.
  • Your desired seat may not be available for reservation during busy times or on specific trains.
  • Additional fees will be charged if you use a service outside of those designated by the JR pass or other trains.
  • Changes or cancellations cannot be made after booking is confirmed.

Ehime Prefecture

Ehime Prefecture is located in the northwestern part of Shikoku. It is blessed with abundant nature and diverse terrain, with the Seto Inland Sea to the north, the Shikoku Karst to the south, the Kyushu region to the west, Western Japan's tallest peak of Mt. Ishizuchi and 36 inhabited islands of different sizes making up just some of the highlights. It’s also full of culturally and historically significant buildings, including Japan’s oldest hot spring of Dogo Onsen and the towering Matsuyama Castle, and has long prospered as a serene paradise of fresh seafood and delicious mountain vegetables. Plus, Ehime is famous as a haven for cyclists, with fantastic facilities, access, and rental services making it a breeze to explore on bike. The Shimanami Kaido, which connects 6 islands via 7 large bridges over the Seto Inland Sea, is considered one of Japan’s best cycling routes. It’s a designated National Cycling Route, and was the first cycling route in Japan to cross over a channel, making it a hit worldwide.

The Four Charms of Ehime Prefecture

1. Cycling

Ehime Prefecture is a forerunner in promoting an environment for people of all kind to enjoy cycling in Japan. It is criss-crossed by numerous cycling courses from beginner to pro. Of this, the most popular is the Shimanami Kaido, which flaunts all kinds of wonders from stunning natural scenery and countless islands to the ancient history, culture, and lifestyles of the different island residents, who welcome all with warm hearts. Racing over the water, you’ll feel refreshed and invigorated as you uncover each of the unique charms of the 6 islands. The international cycling tournament “Cycling Shimanami,” a fun-ride event for world-class cycling, is also held against this splendid scenery, and offers diverse courses set in lush wilderness.

2. Hot Springs

Matsuyama, one of the largest cities in Shikoku, is home to Dogo Onsen, which boasts over 3,000 years of history and is said to be the oldest hot spring in Japan. Centred around the Honkan building, which has featured in numerous famous Japanese novels and films including Natsume Soseki’s classic “Botchan,” the streets of Dogo Onsen are steeped in Meiji culture and bristle with yukata-clad visitors. The simple alkaline spring waters are gentle on the skin and are said to have potent healing and beautifying properties. They are sourced straight from the spring without artificial heating or dilution, a true rarity even in Japan. In addition to bathing in the Honkan, an Important Cultural Property, you can also enjoy the locally-loved “Tsubaki no Yu” bathhouse, and “Asuka no Yu” bathhouse, which is adorned by all sorts of gorgeous handicrafts. Next to Matsuyama is Tobe town, where you can discover Tobe ware, the traditional porcelain of Ehime, whose roots trace all the way back to the Heian period (794-1185).

3. Historical Townscapes

The southwestern Nanyo Region of Ehime Prefecture is full of beautiful Edo and Meiji era townscapes, historical hotspots, traditional theatres, and designs flaunting the talent of past peoples. One of these is the “Yokaichi Gokoku Preservation District” in Uchiko, which flourished owing to the wax-making industry from the late Edo to Meiji era, and remains lined with historical townhouses and white-walled wealthy merchant residences. Another is the “Little Kyoto of Iyo” in Ozu, a former castle town dotted with famous historical parks and more built using traditional techniques. Its symbol is Ozu Castle, which boasts the tallest post-war-restored wooden castle tower in Japan.

4. Cuisine

Blessed by ample sunlight and the breeze of the Seto Inland Sea, Ehime Prefecture is a fertile land celebrated for its “mikan” mandarins and host of regional dishes fusing the tastes of the sea, mountains, and villages. Being Japan’s largest producer of citrus fruit, and with around 40 varieties of cultivated mikan, many joke that the taps of Ehime are filled with juice instead of water. In fact, there are several real orange juice taps in Ehime, which you can drink from after paying! In spring, red sea bream, the prefectural fish of Ehime, migrate into the Seto Inland Sea to be caught in the south, where aquaculture also flourishes. The haul here is one of the largest in Japan, and there are lots of different sea bream-based dishes to sample throughout the prefecture. The freshness of seafood caught in the northern Seto Inland Sea and western Uwakai Sea are also second to none, and local flavours nurtured by the rich natural climate and regional traditions are lovingly passed down the generations.

Introducing “Visit Ehime Japan,” the Official Tourism Website of Ehime Prefecture


Visit Ehime Japan provides the latest sightseeing information about Ehime Prefecture, including cycling, hot springs, historical townscapes, cuisine, and other highlights! Read the Visit Ehime Japan website, answer the survey, and come explore Ehime Prefecture!

Answer a Survey and Go Into the Draw to Win the Prize to Visit Ehime

Terms and Conditions

G’Day Japan! – “Answer a Survey and Go Into the Draw to Win Tickets to Japan For Two + Accommodation in Japan’s Cycling Paradise of Ehime! ” Prize Draw Terms and Conditions

1. Entry to the “Answer a Survey and Go Into the Draw to Win Tickets to Japan For Two + Accommodation in Japan’s Cycling Paradise of Ehime! ” prize draw (the “Promotion”) is limited to residents of Australia aged 18 years or over, and anyone professionally connected with it is excluded from entering.

2. The Promotion is run by JAMS.TV PTY LTD, PO Box 909, Chatswood NSW 2057 Australia (the “Promoter”). All enquiries regarding the Promotion should be emailed to

3. The Promotion begins at from 28/12/2022 to 28/02/2023, and entrants must complete and submit the survey form available on the G’Day Japan website at by the cut-off date to be eligible for the prize draw.

4. Submission of an entry constitutes an acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

5. Only one entry per person is permitted.

6. No responsibility is accepted for late, lost, or misdirected entries. All entries become the property of the Promoter.

7. Incomplete, indecipherable, or illegible entry forms will be deemed invalid.

8. The Promoter reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of entries and entrants and to disqualify any entrant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.

9. The winners will be drawn at random by the close of business on Monday, March 6th, 2023 at PO Box 909, Chatswood NSW 2057 Australia.

10. The value of the prize pool is around $6,000, which is to be won by a total of 1 winner.

11. Winners may claim their prizes by receiving an email informing them that the prizes will be emailed to their registered email address or delivered to a preferred postal address in Australia.

12. Entrants are eligible to win a maximum of one prize from the total prize pool.

13. Prize winners do not have to be present at the time or place of the prize draw.

14. The Promoter will make reasonable endeavours to announce winners by publishing their names and state on the G’Day Japan website within 3 months of them being drawn. The Promoter does not accept responsibility for the inability to make contact with a prize winner within a reasonable timeframe after the end of the Promotion, in which case another winner will be selected and notified as set forth in these Terms and Conditions.

15. The Promoter’s decision as to the winners of prizes will be final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into relating to the conduct of the Promotion or otherwise.

16. Prizes are not transferable, refundable, or exchangeable and cannot be taken as cash.

17. If a prize is unavailable, the Promoter, in its absolute discretion, reserves the right to substitute the prize with a prize of equal value and/or specification.

18. The Promoter will not be held responsible for the loss, theft, or damage to any prize after it has been awarded.

19. The Promoter reserves the right at any time to verify the eligibility and identity of any participant and to disqualify any participant who does not strictly comply with these Terms and Conditions.

20. Except for any liability that cannot be excluded by law, the Promoter (including its officers, employees, and agents) excludes all liability (including negligence) for any personal injury or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity); whether direct, indirect, special, or consequential, arising in any way out of the Promotion, including but not limited to, when arising out of the following:
(a) any technical difficulties or equipment malfunction (whether or not under the Promoter’s control);
(b) any theft, unauthorised access, or third party interference;
(c) any entry or prize claim that is late, lost, altered, damaged, or misdirected (whether or not after their receipt by the Promoter) due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter;
(d) any variation in prize value to that stated in these Terms and Conditions;
(e) any tax liability incurred by a winner or entrant; or
(f) use of the prize.

21. Each participant shall indemnify and keep the Promoter indemnified against all claims, losses, damages, and expenses suffered by the Promoter or any third parties arising out of the breach of these Terms and Conditions by the participant, or by the conduct of the participant in the Promotion or the use of a prize.

22. If this Promotion is interfered with in any way or is not capable of being conducted as reasonably anticipated due to any reason beyond reasonable control of the Promoter, the Promoter reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to the fullest extent permitted by the law to:
(a) disqualify any entrant; or
(b) subject to any written directions from a regulatory authority, to modify, suspend, terminate, or cancel the Promotion, as appropriate.

23. Under the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (NSW), the Promoter must tell participants when it collects personal information about them and how it plans to use it. If a participant chooses to enter or take part in the Promotion, the participant will be required to provide the Promoter with personal information including but not limited to the participant’s name, phone number, and email. The Promoter collects participants’ personal information in order to conduct the Promotion and data collection for research purposes only.

24. A request to access, update, or correct any information should be directed to the Promoter through If the participant would prefer that the Promoter does not use the participant’s details in the way outlined in these Terms and Conditions, the participant should contact the Promoter.

25. Entrants may receive email communication at the email address used to register from the Promoter. This may include promotional emails from the Promoter, and any other communication will comeonly from the Promoter.

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