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We're pleased to announce that Japan has been listed in a number of recent rankings:
Japan has also been selected as a destination finalist for the inaugural Cheapflights Awards in Australia. Voting closes on Tuesday 10th October so make sure you vote for us!
 
★ Save the date! ★ 
We will be holding seminars for the travel trade in Sydney and Brisbane this December. We're thrilled to announce that our guest speakers for both seminars are MasterChef contestants who visited Japan during MasterChef Japan Week, which JNTO sponsored earlier this year!
  • Brisbane: Tuesday 5th December, with special guest Ben Ungermann
  • Sydney: Thursday 7th December, with special guest Callan Smith
More details, including the venues, event start times, and which Japanese suppliers will be attending, will be announced later, so stay tuned!


JNTO Head Office Monthly Magazine - October 2017 edition (will be updated soon!)
Insider Tip #24: Mt Fuji is best viewed in...
When your client says they want to "go to" Mt Fuji, they probably don't actually want to go to Mt Fuji itself (unless they're avid hikers!). There isn't much to actually do on the mountain. You can visit the fifth station of one of the hiking trails (the highest point reachable by car or bus) to buy souvenirs and enjoy the view from halfway up the mountain, but what most people actually want to do is view Mt Fuji from up close in all its glory.

There are two main places that people choose to visit for this excellent view:
- Hakone, in Kanagawa Prefecture, is on the southeastern side of the mountain and is a popular hot spring resort area.
- Kawaguchiko (Lake Kawaguchi), one of the Fuji Five Lakes, is in Yamanashi Prefecture on the northern side of the mountain.
(There are other areas, of course, but these offer the most activities.)

You can find more information on these areas on our website, but here's one very useful tip: Even on an otherwise clear day, the top of Mt Fuji (sometimes even from halfway up) often is hidden behind clouds. Your best chance of having a clear view of Mt Fuji is to visit in the morning, before the clouds have a chance to come in. Also, winter has more clear days than summer.
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The popular museum in Tokyo will be closed from 1 October 2017 through 31 March 2018 due to renovations. (Apologies for the late notice - we just found out as well!)
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Hotel Gajoen Tokyo: Art, Opulence, and a 100 Step Staircase (Taiken)
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It's almost an art museum, with the entrance hall lined with the latest temporary exhibit, permanent high-relief sculptures of Edo Era women, and paintings on the ceilings.
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A Beginner's Guide to the Kyoto City Bus System (Tsunagu)
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Kyoto City Buses help immensely when you want to go around to the many sightseeing spots in the city effectively. However, people often say things like the routes are complicated and that they do not know the system.
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Model Course for 1-day tour from Osaka Station (Wa-Oh!)
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Osaka is a wondrous place that houses classic tourist destinations like Osaka Castle, as well as hidden spots and specialty dining establishments.
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