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Central Japan Railway Company and West Japan Railway Company have launched a new “Tourist Pass” for use by international tourists to Japan. The Tourist Pass is a convenient package that includes the use of the Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen (NOZOMI and MIZUHO services are also included) as well as access to attractive tourist facilities and transportation along the …

The new Takayama-Hokuriku Tourist Pass allows unlimited use of non-reserved seats in ordinary cars on JR Limited Express, express and ordinary trains (excluding the Shinkansen bullet-trains and sleeper trains) between Nagoya and Takayama (via the Tokaido and Takayama lines) and Osaka and Kanazawa (Hokuriku, Kosei and Tokaido Lines). Reserved seats in ordinary cars may be …

In case you missed it, the DESTINATION JAPAN feature from last weekend’s The Weekend Australian is now available for download in PDF: http://bit.ly/1pJcJVq

In order to make the use of the “Kansai Airport station,” which serves as a gateway to western Japan, as convenient and easy as possible for foreign passengers visiting Japan, we have strived to expand our range of services including the presence of Chinese-speaking staff assigned to provide assistance at the station. As the grand …

The Japanese-style Wedding Admissions Group is now accepting applications for photo-shoot wedding plans at famous temples and shrines in Kyoto in traditional Japanese wedding attire. Currently, the number of couples who come from overseas to have their wedding and take wedding photographs is increasing year by year, and the likelihood is that this trend will continue. …

Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo is delighted to introduce an exciting photo contest entitled “My Tokyo” until 15 September 2014. The luxury award-winning hotel welcomes you to submit an original photo of your favourite interpretation of Tokyo experience along with a brief description. It could be anything you may have seen or your image of Tokyo, and …

As the use of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet PCs has spread rapidly, the way that tourists access information while travelling is changing. As such, recently non-Japanese tourists are increasingly demanding better Wi-Fi access. To meet these needs, the City of Kobe will provide over 3,000 “KOBE Free Wi-Fi” hotspots in main tourist …

Okinawa conjures images of an exotic island paradise that became entangled with the USA’s involvement in the Pacific War of WWII. The cluster of the some 160 islands which make up the Okinawa archipelago is starting to nudge travellers radars as the world’s perception starts to alter for the better. Foreigners are learning of the …

A theme park where you can play with and learn from Japan’s history and its traditional culture Edo Wonderland is an entertainment culture park located on 500,000 square meters (developed area: 170,000 square meters) that provides you with information on the history, traditions, and culture of Edo that was one of the happy periods to …

Walking quietly passed wooden and bamboo houses through the hauntingly empty streets of Gion. Lanterns float and bicycles lean against the wooden walls. My feet slap on the wet stones as I take in these picture perfect surroundings with thoughts running through my head as to what I am about to learn and witness. Butterflies …

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