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Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) has released the 2015 cherry blossom forecast – an interactive map showing the date of expected first bloom of the cherry blossoms in major tourist cities around Japan. Clicking on each city will also show trends over the past 10 years. Cherry blossoms bloom for only a very short period and …

From March 1 2015 Kintetsu will offer 1 day and 2 day passes for unlimited travel on Kintetsu Railway and Nara Kotsu Bus Line within designated zones. The passes are convenient for travel to Nara from Kyoto or Osaka. Price 1 day pass: Adult 1500 yen, Child 750 yen 2 day pass: Adult 2000 yen, …

Tobu Railway has introduced a new Kawagoe Discount Pass from 1 February 2015. The pass offers a reduced round trip rate on the Tobu Tojo line from Ikebukuro station to Kawagoe or Kawagoeshi station. It also gives pass holders discounts and services from six participating retailers and restaurants. Location of purchase Tojo Line Ikebukuro station …

Willer Express has services departing from locations all over Honshu to Tokyo Disney Resort. Arrive in the morning and spend the whole day at the park! If departing from Osaka, Kyoto or Nagoya there are bus + park ticket plans available. No more waiting in line for tickets! Further information http://willerexpress.com/st/3/en/pc/campaign/tdr/?mid=872

From 17 February a new JNTO certified tourist information centre has opened in the Sony Building in Ginza, Tokyo. It offers information in English on nearby areas of interest, free Wi-Fi, an online search service and tourist information pamphlets. Opening hours 11am – 7pm Closed 1.30 – 2.30pm and 5 – 5.45pm. Further information Official …

Destination Japan special feature in the Weekend Australian is now available for download in PDF.    

Spring in Japan is a time of endings and new beginnings – graduations and the start of the new school year; the end and beginning of the financial year; staff movements in offices and of course the end of the cold winter season and blooming of the cherry blossoms (sakura).  Read more in the autumn …

The Japan Travel Guide feature (spring & summer) published in the West Australian in February 2015 can be viewed online here.

(1) Ticket summary Fast Skytree Ticket, sold at an exclusive ticket counter, is an entrance ticket which grants you smooth admission without having to wait in line. (2) Eligible visitors International visitors who are able to present their passport, or other form of identification. *Tickets are also available to Japanese persons who are accompanying those …

Hokkaido Rail Pass Revision of Ordinary Car Pass Fares New fares will be applied to the rail passes issued after April 1, 2015. Terms of use will not be changed. Type Fare through March 31, 2015 (*1) Fare from April 1, 2015 (*1) 3-Day Pass 15,430 yen 16,500 5-Day Pass 20,060 yen 22,000 7-Day Pass …

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