Robot Restaurant - the most awesome place in the world, Japanese Sake & Shochu Campaign continues at major airports, Japan Airlines Hokkaido Campaign, Mt Fuji Round Trip Ticket, Narita Express extends its service to Kawaguchiko and more!
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Visitor numbers to Japan continue to increase with 1,232,000 people travelling to Japan in April, a 33.4% increase from the previous year. Of this, 30,200 were from Australia. What a fantastic start to the year!

In this issue:

News from Japan
Transportation updates Special feature Robot Restaurant - The Most Awesome Place in the World
Robot Restaurant The highly-rated Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku, Tokyo is a must-see attraction for visitors to Japan. Private shows can also be arranged for an extra-special group experience. Read more

Japanese Sake & Shochu Campaign continues at major airports
Japanese Sake & Shochu Campaign Nothing says "Welcome to Japan!" like a free cup of Japanese sake! Campaign booths have been set up at Japan's major airports (Narita, Haneda, Kansai and Chubu) offering visitors free tastings, explaining how sake is produced and providing information on sake breweries they can visit. Read more

Japan Airlines Launches Hokkaido Campaign to Worldwide Customers
JAL Hokkaido Campaign From now until 31st March 2015 JAL is running a Hokkaido Campaign targeting customers worldwide. Customers with a valid JAL boarding pass/e-ticket can download coupon offers from the PC and mobile-friendly site and redeem them at over 100 participating retailers and across Hokkaido prefecture. Read more

Unique Nagano - Free Travel App
Unique Japan - Free Travel App Home to the majestic Japan Alps, Nagano is just a 1 1/2 hour bullet-train ride from Tokyo. 'Unique Nagano' introduces more than 100 activities that can be experienced in this beautiful region and is free to download for both iPhone and Android. Read more

Mt Fuji Round Trip Ticket
Mt Fuji Round Trip Ticket This summer, JR East will sell a discounted ticket for tourists visiting Mt Fuji. It allows unlimited use of in the 'Free Area' of the Fujikyuko Line and Fuji Tozan Bus as well as round-trips from the Tokyo Metropolitan District to the Mt Fuji 'Free Area' on limited express trains on the Chuo Main Line. Read more

Narita Express (N'EX) extends its service to Kawaguchiko Station
Mt Fuji On Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays between 26th July - 28th September 2014, Narita Express (N'EX) will extend two of its services per day to and from Narita Airport to Kawaguchiko Station, improving the access for tourists to Mt Fuji. Read more

KEISEI Skyliner - Narita Airport to Ueno in just 41 mins
Keisei Skyliner For quick access to Nippori/Ueno (northern Tokyo), the Skyliner train operated by KEISEI Electric Railway is highly recommended. Here's a short video showing how to take the Skyliner into Tokyo from Narita Airport. *Note: The JR Pass cannot be used

JNTO Guide to Outdoor Experiences at the Base of Mt Fuji
Outdoor experiences at the base of Mt Fuji While most tourists wish to climb Mt Fuji, there are many other outdoor activities that can be enjoyed, especially around the Five Lakes area. This JNTO Web Magazine feature introduces some of them, including cycling, hiking, paragliding and more. Read more

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