January 2018 - Japan National Tourism Organization

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Archive "January 2018"

HI! Japan Podcast

Partners Information: Japan Youth Hostels, Inc, an organisation dedicated to providing affordable accommodation in Japan, has released a new podcast that every Japan traveller should listen to. This new podcast launched in January on iTunes and Stitcher and offers must-know…...

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Kawazuzakura Cherry Blossom Tour

Partners Information: Every year around February, cherry blossoms on the Kawazu River reach full bloom. Enjoy this Kawazuzakura Cherry Blossom Tour with the river bathed in pink! This local tour is conducted in Japanese with English and Chinese language support via…...

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Fuji-Q Highland Advance Ticket Sales

Partners Information: Fuji-Q Highland has started offering tickets for overseas visitors via the tour activity booking site Viator. In addition to the Full Day Free Pass Ticket, special tickets include the Afternoon Pass and Afternoon Pass with Meal Coupon. Purchasing…...

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Subzero Forest Illumination

Partners Information: Welcome to “Illumination of Subzero Forest”! About 1 hour ride on car from JR Takayama Station, the Subzero Forest is a special winter attraction which has been presented by the isolated mountain inn, ‘Akigami Onsen Ryokan’ since 1971.…...

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Volcanic Activity at Mt Motoshiranesan

Update on volcanic activity of Mt Motoshiranesan – Released by Kusatsu Town (January 24) Mt Motoshiranesan, located in Kusatsu-machi in Gunma Prefecture, erupted on January 23. Kusatsu Onsen Town is located 7 kilometres away from the eruption site and no…...

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Japan Travel Online Community

Applications have now closed Recruiting participants for the time-limited “Japan Travel Online Community (JTOC)”. We would like to invite you to share your ideas and experiences about travelling in inner Japan. From late-January this year, JNTO is launching “Japan Travel…...

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What’s new in Niigata?

Niigata and Nagano are at the historic heart of Japanese skiing, ever since it was introduced by Austrian officer Theodore von Lerch back in 1911. He would be amazed to see how snow sports have grown, and even more surprised…...

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Guide To Takayama, Shirakawa-Go & Kanazawa

After doing the Tokyo-Kyoto-Osaka route on my first visit to Japan earlier this year, I wanted to try something a bit more off-the-beaten-path for my second trip to the country. I heard great things here and there about Shirakawa-go, Takayama…...

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Snow Monkey Park from Hakuba

Partners Information: Going to the Snow Monkey Park as a day trip from Hakuba is easier than ever with the new direct service from Alpico Bus (Hakuba-Shiga Kogen Line). The Snow Monkey Park is a must-see for skiers in Hakuba! The…...

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