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Visit Shibuya Bus - Free boarding until 31st August, JAL and NTT East Offer Free Wi-Fi Service for Tourists, NAVITIME for Japan Travel - Free App, JAL Flight Info now on Twitter, World Cosplay Summit in Nagoya, Cycling Shimanami, Journey to the Heart of Japan (Fam Trip Report)
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Japan's beautiful and traditional city of Kyoto was recently ranked #1 in US travel magazine giant 'Travel + Leisure', according to their annual readers' survey 'World's Best Awards'. Cities were judged on their sights/landmarks, culture/arts, restaurants/food, people and value for money.

So if you've got a well-travelled, discerning client looking for a different destination, why not suggest Kyoto for their next holiday?

In this issue:

News from Japan
Transportation updates Special events in Japan Special feature VISIT SHIBUYA BUS - Free Boarding until 31st August 2014
Shibuya Crossing For a limited time this summer in Japan, your clients can enjoy free trips on the "VISIT SHIBUYA BUS", a sightseeing loop bus operating between Akasaka, Shibuya and Roppongi in Tokyo. Download a free ticket from the official site. Read more

JAL and NTT East Offer Free Wi-Fi Service for Tourists
JAL and NTT East Japan Airlines (JAL) and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation (NTT East) have partnered to offer tourists free wi-fi access for up to 14 days in the eastern Japan region. Passengers flying JAL can register for a unique ID and password in order to connect to this service while in Japan. Read more

NAVITIME for Japan Travel - Free App
NAVITIME NAVITIME for Japan Travel provides: a complete rail and subway map of the Tokyo area, Transit search, Offline Wi-Fi spot search, Maps and spot information, All-in-one route search, Train Service Status / Alternative Route Search. Download from Google Play or the App Store.

JAL Flight information now available on Twitter
JAL Japan Airlines has launched an official Twitter account to provide flight updates on domestic and international services. Read more

World Cosplay Summit 2014 in Nagoya
World Cosplay Summit Cosplay, a combination of 'Costume' and 'Role-Play' is used to describe dressing up and acting as characters from anime/manga or video games. Nagoya city will once again host the World Cosplay Summit and Championship (26 July - 8 Aug), an international event to determine the World's Best Cosplay Champion. Tickets on sale now. Read more

Cycling Shimanami
Shimanami Kaido Do you have any clients who love cycling? Cycling Shimanami, one of Japan's largest international cycling events will be held on Sunday, 26th October 2014. Advanced registration is now available online, closing 31st July. Read more

Journey to the Heart of Japan - Agent Fam Trip to Chubu
Magome On 1st-7th June this year, 8 wholesale travel agents from around Australia were invited by JNTO to experience the Chubu (central) region of Japan, including the quaint castle towns of Takayama and Kanazawa, World Heritage Listed village of Shirakawago, ancient post towns of Magome and Tsumago and more! Read more 

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