June 2018 - Japan National Tourism Organization



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Favourite Things to do for Families in Tokyo

A holiday to Tokyo is a fabulous choice for families – this friendly, buzzing city is perfect for adults and kids and will have you…...
June 25, 2018 | Latest News | Travellers Blog

Top 10 Regional Japan Experiences

A short trip from any major city, in any direction, is a Japan often overlooked. With plenty to see, do and eat, regional Japan is…...
June 22, 2018 | Latest News | Travellers Blog

Sumida River Fireworks Festival

Partners Information: Sumida River Fireworks Festival – The oldest fireworks festival in Japan The Sumida River Firework Festival is one of the largest and most famous…...
June 21, 2018 | Festivals | Latest News

Discovering Karuizawa

Karuizawa is a mountain resort town in Nagano Prefecture. From Tokyo, it’s a 65 min one-way trip by Hakutaka Shinkansen or 75 mins if you take…...
June 20, 2018 | Latest News | Travellers Blog

International Tourist Tax

Effective from Monday, 7th January 2019, visitors to Japan will pay a 1,000 yen departure tax to expand and enhance the country’s tourist infrastructure —…...
June 19, 2018 | Latest News

Notice about Private Lodging in Japan

In Japan, from June 15 when the Private Lodging Business Act (hereinafter “PLB Act”) becomes effective, any intermediary activities to reserve rooms at accommodations not…...
June 19, 2018 | Accommodation | Latest News

2018.6.18 Northern Osaka Prefecture Earthquake

Updated 19 June 2018 On June 18th, 2018 at approximately 8:00 am JST (23:00 pm GMT), a strong earthquake (Magnitude 6.1) occurred in the northern Osaka…...
June 18, 2018 | Latest News | Travel Advisory

Furano Biei Rail Ticket

Partners Information: Take a train trip to the Furano and Biei areas of Hokkaido! The Furano Biei Rail Ticket allows includes round-trip travel from Sapporo…...
June 13, 2018 | Latest News | Travel Passes

Bon-dancing and Summer Festival at Zojoji Temple Tokyo

Partners Information: Shiba Park Hotel invites guests to experience Japanese culture at a ‘bon-dancing’ festival at Zojoji Temple on 27-28 July 2018. Bon-dancing is a Japanese tradition.…...
June 12, 2018 | Festivals | Latest News

Stay Japan starts Concierge Service

Partners Information: STAY JAPAN has started a Concierge Service to help travellers looking for certified vacation rentals in Japan, or for those who have had…...
June 12, 2018 | Accommodation | Latest News

Shinhotaka Ropeway Star-gazing Tour

Partners Information: Shinhotaka Ropeway Star-gazing Tour Take a trip up into the night sky! Ride the Shinhotaka Ropeway at night and see the stars at…...
June 12, 2018 | Day Tours | Latest News

Kobe City starts online activity booking site

Partners Information: Book local activities and experiences in Kobe via the new website offered by “Feel Kobe +”  the Official Kobe Travel Guide. Visit the…...
June 12, 2018 | Day Tours | Latest News

Road to Shiretoko Peninsula

Read part 1: Journey to Eastern Hokkaido here. We drove towards Shiretoko Peninsula – considered to be Japan’s last unexplored region. The name ‘Shiretoko’ comes…...
June 8, 2018 | Latest News | Travellers Blog

Hokkaido Day Tour

Partners Information: Day tour of Hokkaido visiting Noboribetsu Jigokudani (Hell Valley), Lake Shikotsu, Lake Toya & Showa-shinzan Take a full day tour to some of the…...
June 7, 2018 | Day Tours | Latest News