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The Ultimate Way to See Japan with World-Renowned Chef Eric Ripert
 
See how a world-renowned chef gets inspired from his travels to Japan. Michelin 3 star Chef Eric Ripert takes us on a seldom experienced journey to a lesser-known side of Japan, steeped in tradition and culture.
 
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Northern Japan
 
Four Americans on a Road Trip through Northern Japan
 
Four Americans road tripping through Tohoku, Japan. Watch as they discover this emerging travel destination full of off-the-beaten path treasures. Follow along on their trip and plan your own Tohoku road trip with their curated experiences.
 
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Itsukushima
 
Enter for a Chance to Win a Trip to Japan
 
We recently traveled to Japan with National Geographic Traveler to discover a land where history, culture and mother nature are all actively being preserved and celebrated. Learn more about "The Land of the Gods" and enter to win a trip to experience it yourself!
 
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News of the month
Japan summer
 
Japan 2018 Desk Top Calendar
 
The Japan National Tourism Organization's 2018 Desktop calendar depicting photos of beauty in Japan is now available to download.
 
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Useful Travel Information
air
 
JAPAN OFFICIAL TRAVEL APP
 
Our new travel smartphone app is now available!
 
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tokyo
 
TOKAIDO SHINKANSEN RESERVATION APP
 
JR Central and JR West launched a new handy smartphone app to book, buy and reserve bullet train tickets.
 
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Events in the US
Summer Festivals
 
LOS ANGELS TRAVEL & ADVENTURE SHOW
 
Come and visit the Japan Booth by JNTO (Booth #411) on February 24th and 25th, and meet the Japan Specialists for updated travel information on Japan.
 
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Bonfire
 
NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
 
Experience the beauty of the spectacular cherry blossom in Washington DC from March 20th through April 15th.
 
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QUIZ - Did you know?
Quiz
 
Now you've discovered that there are many adventurous spots in Tohoku by our video series featuring the four Americans on a road trip through Northern Japan.

In the area of Zao, Yamagata prefecture (one of the spots on their road trip), this creature can be seen in the winter. Which is it?

a. Yukidaruma
b. Hyoga
c. Yukiyama
d. Juhyo

Prize: Three lucky winners will be selected among those who answer correctly. The prize will be a traditional Japanese paper "Washi" notebook.
How to enter: Enter your answer by February 16th, 2018, at
https://jp.surveymonkey.com/r/C5MRBMC


The answer for the Newsletter Vol. 54 (December issue) was: c. Namahage.
Thank you for your participation!
Japan Travel News Letter Quiz Official Rules
 
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H.I.S. Original Japan Cruise 9 Days on MSC Splendida
by H.I.S. International Tours
from $1,200
Sale price until Jan.31, 2018. Product sales will go on until the rooms lasts!

Travel Japan this summer on the MSC Splendida. This amazing cruise departing and arriving back in Yokohama port, will explore many beautiful areas of Okinawa, Taiwan and Shikoku offering fantastic views of the Kunamo Fireworks from the ship deck. All meals are included.
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Island of Hokkaido Tour (Spring)
by Super Value Tours
from $3,150 + Air
Departure date: 5/19/2018 US Return: 5/27/2018

With one departure per season, these small group tours are hand-tailored to highlight what makes every part of the year special in Japan.
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Discover Japan End Sapporo
by JTB USA Inc.
from $4,508 (Land Only)
Guaranteed Departure: April – October 2018
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