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As of 1st October 2014 the duty free system in Japan has changed. The number of items eligible for tax exemption have been increased and all items are now duty free, making shopping even more enjoyable and affordable. Tourists in Japan can now buy consumables including medicine, food and cosmetics, tax-free from designated shops. See more …

Mt. Ontake Eruption

September 29, 2014

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Mt. Ontake, a 3067-metre volcano located on the west side of the Kiso Valley, erupted around noon on Saturday 27th September. According to the Nagano Prefecture Tourism Department the mountain is currently closed for climbing until further notice. Nearby Route 19, the main highway along the Kiso Valley, as well as the JR Chuo Line …

The Japan Special feature in the Sunday Telegraph’s Escape is now available for download in PDF: http://bit.ly/1vS7jIx    

More than 70% of Japan is covered by mountains and many of these are active volcanoes. Therefore, geothermally heated hot springs (or ‘onsen’  in Japanese) can be found all over the country in both indoor and outdoor facilities. Since ancient times, Japanese people have been very fond of onsen, which have become an integral part of …

Japan Travel Guide feature published in the West Australian in September 2014 is now available for download in PDF: http://bit.ly/1ydIL0T  

To encourage more international tourists to experience Kyushu’s history, culture, cuisine and hospitality by rental car, West Nippon Expressway Company Limited (NEXCO) will launch the Kyushu Expressway Pass (KEP), a product only available to those with passports issued by countries other than Japan. KEP, available from 2-10 consecutive day pass types, allows the holder unlimited use …

Universal Studios Japan will hold its seasonal Universal Surprise Halloween event for 59 days starting on Friday, September 12 2014. This event, overflowing with adrenalin and energy, is one of the largest scale ever held in the Park. Halloween Horror Night: Outline Introducing seven horror attractions guaranteed to give guests a terrifying thrill. From 6:00pm …

More than 70% of Japan is filled with mountains and many of these are active volcanoes. Therefore geothermally heated hot springs (or ‘onsen’ in Japanese) can be found all over the country in both indoor and outdoor facilities. Since ancient times, the Japanese people have been very fond of onsen, which have become part of …

The Japan Page on Tripadvisor.com.au features curated images, events and links from JNTO on travel to Japan for users who are researching destinations on Tripadvisor.com.au. This page will be published through to March 2015.  

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 …

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