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Food & Wine Culinary Tour to Japan with David Bouley

Join David Bouley for a once-in-a-lifetime spectacular culinary journey to Japan in spring 2013. From March 5th - 13th, Bouley, a classically trained, internationally renowned chef of two Michelin starred restaurants located in New York, will accompany a small group to Japan.

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Japan Photo Contest Update
  Domestic Value Flights in Japan

If you haven't already entered into the Share Your WOW! photo contest which is part of a global campaign by Japan Tourism Agency, now's the time! We're happy to report that the current number of participants has reached nearly 5,000, with over 10,000 photos submitted!


Take advantage of special domestic value flight services now being offered by Japan Airlines and ANA, Japan's two major airlines, for overseas visitors to Japan. Both airlines let you fly to several domestic locations within Japan for just one great price.


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Sapporo Snow Festival, February 5 - 11, 2013

The much anticipated 64th Sapporo Snow Festival will be held February 5th 11th, 2013 in Hokkaido. For seven days, Sapporo will be turned into a fantasy land sure to amaze and delight visitors of all ages from all over the globe.
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Tokyo International Anime Fair, March 23 - 24, 2013

Come celebrate the 13th Tokyo International Anime Fair with us at the Tokyo Big Site. The Fair has something for everyone! People in the industry, fans and families, can enjoy special exhibits and bazaars where you can purchase anime goods, symposiums, screenings and talk shows, some available with simultaneous interpretation. Pre-registration and/or admission fees may be necessary for some events.
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Metropolitan Museum of Art (till January 13, 2013) Designing Nature
- The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art

From May 26th, 2012 January 13th, 2013, the Met is hosting an exhibition devoted to Rinpa style works of art. Rinpa, a distinctive style of Japanese art, had its beginnings in the early 17th century and continues through today.
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Special Tour Packages

9-Days Kyushu and Kochi
(From June 5 - 14, 2013) (From $1,612 - Cruise Only)

This summertime departure includes Southern Japan and two South Korean ports.

Kagoshima is offered to provide an extended experience including a shore excursion to Sakurajima Island, known for its active volcanos.Hiroshima and Nagasaki offer a look into the poignant and significant past of World War II.

From Kochi, located on the island of Shikoku, a visit to the Kochi Castle sitting high ontop of Otakasaka Hill is a key highlight.

For more, please visit here.

2013 Kanto Cherry Blossom Tour
(From March  28 - April 3, 2013) (From $2,149 -  per person /double occupancy)

Each year, Japan's beautiful cherry blossoms attract large numbers of visitors from around the world. This tour features many places with exceptional cherry blossom viewing in Tokyo/Hakone/Izu/Yokohama.

For more, please visit here.

7 days / 6 nights Exclusive Sake Experience Tour 2013
(January 27 - February 2, 2013 / March 10 - March 16, 2013) ($3,821 - As of October 31, 2012)

Travel in luxury through central Japan to experience sake, food, culture and nature. This Tokyo based tour features an exclusive sake seminar from the world's leading expert, John Gauntner. Following Mr. Gauntner's presentation, we'll visit three private sake breweries in central Japan not typically open to the general public. Adventure through this libatious experience as you introduce yourself to the different aspects of the brewing tradition of sake.

For more, please visit here.

Special Offer: Enter Promo Code "JNTO" and receive a $100 discount with either a check or cash payment when book online.

Land of the Rising Sun
(14 days) (From $3,165 not including air - but includes all accommodations, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, land transport and activities)

"Land of the Rising Sun" lets travelers experience the best that this diverse country has to offer from the excitement of lively Tokyo to the sacred resting places of the shoguns at Nikko. Feast on local delights at a Takayama market, make a sobering visit to the Hiroshima Peace Park and explore the magnificent Kyoto temples.

Discover ancient castles, lush countryside and fascinating feudal history on this authentic travel adventure.

For more, please visit here.

Hotel Specials

Prince Park Tower Hotel offers "Winter Special with 7 Privileges"
(Valid until February 28, 2013) (Delux Twin 22,500 yen /room *inclusive service charge & tax)

Flagship hotel conveniently located in downtown Tokyo offers "Winter Gift with 7 Privileges" includes GUARANTEED upgrade to specified Superior room, 5,000 yen Hotel Coupon/night for specified hotel facilities, and complimentary room WiFi access.

For reservation; http://www.princehotels.com/en/

For complete details: 800-542-8686

Useful Travel Information

Japan Rail Pass
Japan Rail group, or JR, is a huge network of rail, buses and ferries. The JR pass is an extensive and inexpensive way for tourists to enjoy unlimited travel using this network.



Quiz: Where in Japan?

This location is the birthplace of Nishijin Weaving, one of the finest examples of Japan's intricate weaving methods, dating back to ancient times. It is not only used for the Kimono but also the seat cover of newly-introduced Kyusyu bullet train (Shinkansen)

Hint: This place used to be an ancient capital of Japan and is now one of the most popular destinations in Japan for US travelers.

Prize: Three lucky winners will be selected among those who answered correctly. Your prize will be a flower vase mat offered by the Nishijin Textile Center.

How to enter: You can enter your answer by December 15, 2012, at

Let's review the quiz answers from previous newsletters.

The answer for the Newsletter Vol. 24 (October issue) is Tokyo.

Thank you for your hard work!

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Editor's Note

Thank you for reading the Japan Travel Newsletter's November issue.

We've started the Travel Ninja $100/day Challenge Sweepstakes on our facebook which aims to educate more people on the wide range of economical travel options to be found throughout Japan.

We encourage you to take advantage of the best months (December through February) to travel to and stay in Japan at more reasonable rates.

We hope you will take this opportunity to visit Japan over the coming months!

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