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The Central Japan Railway Company and West Japan Railway Company will be launching the “Takayama-Hokuriku Tourist Pass” for foreign travellers, allowing access to the popular Takayama, Shirakawa-go, Gokayama, Kanazawa and Toyama from Nagoya and Osaka. The “Ise-Kumano Area Tourist Pass” will also be launched, allowing access to Ise, Toba and Kumano Kodo from Nagoya. Both …

If you are travelling to Japan in summer you will be lucky enough to see first-hand some spectacular festivals. Ranging from dance festivals like Awa-Odori in Tokushima featured above, to music festivals and fireworks festivals, there is something for everyone. Read more in the winter newsletter.

Starting from 15 May, WiHo Prepaid SIM will be available at Kansai Airport.   This is their 7th mobile centre and other locations include Narita Airport, Haneda Airport, New Chitose Airport and Fukuoka Airport. The prepaid SIM card also offers a free telephone interpretation service.   For further information and to order online: http://www.telecomsquare.co.jp/inbound/en/

“YUBISASHI mini JAPAN touch & talk” is a Japanese Conversation App designed to help you communicate with local Japanese easily when travelling in Japan. You can listen to the Japanese pronunciation with just one tap. It is available for download here: [iOS] https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/yubisashi-mini-japan-touch/id911223838?mt=8 [Android] https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gdc.android.yubisashi.mini.enjp&hl=en   You can also enter the overseas visitors lucky draw through …

Luscious, ruby-red cherries are in season in Japan during early summer, and are highly popular due to their appealing shape and taste. Unlike some types of North American cherries, most Japanese varieties can be picked and eaten right off the tree. It’s no wonder, then, that Japanese people are fans of these sour-sweet fruits. They’re also packed …

Japan Travel SIM – now available at the arrival gate of Narita International Airport Get your prepaid data SIM card which can be used throughout Japan. Internet is available at once. Sales price: YEN3,780 + Consumption Tax(8%) Data capacity: 2GB Transmission rate: LTE (Max. 150Mbps downlink/50Mbps uplink) Service period: 3 months Now available at Arrival …

Starting 8 April 2015 Keisei Electric Railway Co., Ltd. has introduced a free Wi-Fi service for foreign visitors. The Keisei network includes the Skyliner, which connects Narita International Airport with downtown Tokyo. The network also includes connections to many popular sightseeing spots including Naritasan Shinshoji Temple, the Ueno district and TOKYO SKYTREE. Keisei also offers …

Telecom Square Inc. has opened “Mobile Center Narita 3″at Narita Airport Terminal 3. Narita Airport Terminal 3 opened on 8 April 2015 and will be used by low-cost carriers including Jetstar.   They offer the following services to support foreign travellers: 1. Wi-Ho!® Prepaid SIM card that includes free telephone interpretation service 2. Wi-Fi router and …

With the Mt Fuji climbing season approaching, Willer Express have announced a two-day Mt. Fuji Climbing Tour. Inclusions: Round trip bus from Tokyo (Shinjuku), English guide, accommodation (1 night) at a mountain hut, 2 meals (dinner and breakfast). Cost: 18,800 yen (gear rental pack plan option is 27,800 yen) Availability: Selected dates in July, August …

City of Kobe has launched a travel app “Kobe Official Travel Guide by NAVITIME”. Launch date: 30 March 2015 OS: iOS, Android OS Price: Free Main features: Shows KOBE free Wi-fi spots, stations, tourist spots, tax-free shops and information centres on a map. Provides offline navigation from current position to the selected spot. Many applications …

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