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Autumn leaves spots from Tokyo

Take a short trip from Tokyo to picturesque autumn spots in just 2-3 hours! Late September to early November is the perfect time to see autumn leaves in many areas along the Tobu Railway, which winds through Tokyo and four…...

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Shirakawago and Takayama One-day Bus Tours

Experience the sights and tastes of Shirakawago and Takayama on an English guided bus tour departing Nagoya. Buses include free on-board wi-fi and a power socket on each seat. Departure dates Tours depart daily from September 7 to 16 and…...

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Yokoso Landscape Cycling Tour from Iiyama Station

Welcome to Shinetsu-shizenkyo! Enjoy a cycling tour through the beautiful landscape of Japan’s hometown (FURUSATO) in Iiyama,Nagano. Have you ridden a bicycle instead of driving your car recently? It’s easy to forget how amazing it is to feel the wind,…...

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Experience Japan in Australia and New Zealand

Experience Japan abroad and gain an insight into true Japanese culture with these fantastic festivals throughout Australia and New Zealand. Make sure you stop by and see us at the Visit Japan booth at each event to get all your…...

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Michelin Guide for Hokuriku Region

Experience the culinary wonders of the Hokuriku Region! The English website for the Michelin Guide for Toyama and Kanazawa 2016, featuring the Michelin-starred restaurants in Toyama Prefecture and Kanazawa City, has been launched! Toyama Prefecture and Kanazawa City are located…...

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Hotel Hoshinoya Tokyo Now Open!

Experience Authentic Japan in the Heart of Cosmopolitan Tokyo Hoshino Resorts Inc. opened its fifth HOSHINOYA resort in Tokyo on 20th July 2016. “HOSHINOYA Tokyo” is situated in Otemachi, the economic center of Japan, surrounded by financial and media giants. It is located on property…...

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Champagne Garden at Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo

Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo is hosting its 2016 Champagne Garden event, in which guests can savour five kinds of premium free-flowing champagne while admiring the lush garden view of the hotel’s rooftop Serenity Garden. The event is held annually and is in…...

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Eastern Hokkaido Sightseeing Bus

When travelling to eastern Hokkaido, choose the convenient “East Hokkaido Sightseeing Bus”. Two different tour routes are available; the north route (visiting Furano, Sounkyo and Utoro Onsen) and south route (visiting Obihiro, Tokachigawa Onsen, Lake Akan and Utoro Onsen). Both routes take…...

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Hakone Ropeway has resumed operations

Odakyu Group’s Hakone Ropeway has resumed operations across its entire line from 26 July 2016. Owakudani Park has also reopened for visitors in some sections. Operating times 9:00am to 4:00pm A Hakone Ropeway Substitute Bus Service will be operating during the times below: July…...

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Free Wi-Fi for Car Rental Customers in Eastern Hokkaido

As part of a field study, tethering-capable smartphones will be loaned out free of charge to foreign tourists visiting Eastern Hokkaido by rental car. 5 Benefits Use Google Maps to navigate anywhere on foot when you arrive at your destination.…...

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Purchase a Data SIM on board Sanyo shinkansen

From 1st August, prepaid data SIM cards offered by U-mobile will be available for purchase on board the Sanyo Shinkansen between Shin-Osaka and Hakata stations. Product overview Product name U-Mobile Prepaid 7 Days Plan Provider U-NEXT Co., Ltd. Price 2,500…...

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Hato Bus Yokohama Day Tours

Hato Bus has launched new English-guided one-day tours of Yokohama departing Tokyo. 1. Yokohama China Town & Hakkeijima Seaparadise (with lunch) This tour takes you to Yokohama Hakkeijima Seaparadise, the marine entertainment island with four aquariums and 15 attractions. The…...

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