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Strawberry Dessert Buffet at Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo

Partners Information: To celebrate Hina-Matsuri (Girl’s Doll Festival), Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo (KPH), one of Japan’s most prestigious international hotels located in Shinjuku, Tokyo will hold a special Strawberry Dessert Buffet – Girl’s Celebration from 1 February to 31 March…...

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Tasting Saitama grown European Vegetables at Trattoria Azzuri in Musashi Urawa

Hi everyone! This is Love Saitama Ambassador Jessica. There’s a very special restaurant that I would like to introduce you to today: Trattoria Azzuri! Located at Musashi Urawa Station on the Saikyo Line it is a 30 minute trip from…...

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Visiting The Museum of Modern Art Saitama (MOMAS) and Kita Urawa Park

Hello there everyone! This is Jessica, I am a New Zealand born television personality living in Japan. This is my first article as a Love Saitama Ambassador. This time I had the pleasure of visiting The Museum of Modern Art…...

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JR West Online Train Reservations to launch

Partners Information: West Japan Railway Company (JR West) will launch a service allowing overseas tourists to purchase JR Tickets online before their arrival, including tickets that are only available to overseas visitors. After arriving in Japan, customers can pick up…...

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ANA to begin direct flights between Tokyo and Perth

Partners Information: All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-star airline for six consecutive years will begin offering direct daily services between Tokyo and Perth, Australia in September 2019. The flight will be based out of Narita International Airport and…...

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33rd Ice Sculpture Festival at Matsumoto Castle

Partners Information: The 33rd annual Matsumoto Castle Ice Sculpture Festival will be held on Saturday 26 January to Sunday 27 January 2019. Entry is free. The highlight of the event is the National Ice-Carving Competition which will be held in…...

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Snow forecast in Japan 2019

Heavy snow is predicted to fall in eastern and western area during the 2018 December to 2019 January holiday season. There may be possible train and flight delays and cancellations. Please check below resources for updates and details. Japan Visitor…...

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Kumamoto earthquake 03 January 2019

On January 3rd 2019 at approximately 6:10 pm JST, a strong earthquake (Magnitude 5.1) occurred in Kumamoto Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, southwestern Japan. According to Japan Meteorological Agency, this earthquake poses no tsunami risk. Japan Visitor Hotline Japan…...

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Private 1-day taxi tour of Nara City

Partners Information: Do you want to tour Nara City in the back of a chauffeur driven car and visit the major tourist sites and attractions in comfort and style? Then book this private tour today! This is “a full-day” private tour…...

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Japan Visitor Hotline

We are pleased to launch the Japan Visitor Hotline, a 24-hour, 365 days a year, multilingual call service for travellers in Japan. Call the Japan Visitor Hotline for tourist information, or if you need assistance in case of emergencies (accident or sickness)…...

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Visit the Seven Gods of Fortune during the New Year

Partners Information: One Japanese tradition is the practice of “Shichifukujin-meguri”, or “visiting the Seven Gods of Fortune”, during the New Year to pray for good luck and prosperity. Visitors make their way through seven temples or shrines located close to one…...

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Guided hike of Yamanobe, Japan’s oldest road

Partners Information: Fancy trekking the oldest road recorded in Japanese history? Walk the Yamanobe-no-michi with an expert English-speaking tour guide on your next visit to Japan. The road threads alongside the food of the mountains at the eastern edge of…...

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Tokyo Nighttime Passport

Partners Information: Enjoy nights out in Tokyo for a bargain with the newly launched Tokyo Nighttime Passport! Purchase this voucher and show it at participating bars, clubs and more in Shibuya and Shinjuku to enjoy limited deals only available with…...

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Winter illuminations at Hida Folk Village Takayama

Partners Information: At Hida Folk Village (Hida no Sato) in Takayama, you can see traditional gassho-style houses. Hida Folk Village is an open air museum exhibiting over 30 traditional farmhouses, which were relocated from all over the mountainous Hida region. For…...

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Consumer Hotline for Tourists

The National Consumer Affairs Center of Japan has launched the Consumer Hotline for Tourists which offers telephone consultations for overseas visitors that experience consumer issues during their stay in Japan. Feel free to call this hotline if you encounter consumer…...

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