Discover the uniqueness of exploring Japan by rail
Cruising by rail offers panoramic perspectives and views of the visually stunning landscape unique to Japan. Although the speed and elegance of the Shinkansen (bullet train) typically garners most international notoriety...
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News of the month
Exciting Features of Japan's Summer
Discover the Exciting Features of Japan's Summer
Nothing beats the excitement of being in Japan during summertime and soaking up the energy offered while attending its special summer events featuring Japan's unique food, drink, culture and special places.
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Summer Cuisine
Special Places for Summer Cuisine
Enjoy fabulous meals and drinks under the open sky with a gentle breeze. Do not miss the opportunity since some of these places are only open in summer!
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Japan's Great Local Beers and Breweries
Discover Japan's Great Local Beers and Breweries
Discover Japan through a local beer brewery tour. Japanese love beer and Japan is a great beer producer. Sake is a local specialty and travelers commonly try out local sake during the trip. Why don't you check out the best local beer across Japan in your next trip! No doubt the experience will be memorable and special.
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Useful Travel Information
Explore Japan by Train with Japan Rail Pass
Explore Japan by Train with Japan Rail Pass
Japan by rail is a great way to travel - convenient and comfortable. The popular Japan Rail Pass gives you unlimited access on the extensive networks of the Japan Railway Group (JR Group) throughout Japan.
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Tokyo Metro Station
Automatic Money Exchange Machine at Tokyo Metro Station
An Automatic money exchange machine is now available in Meiji-Jingumae (Harajyuku) station on Tokyo Metro, Chiyoda Line.
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Fresh fruits
Taste Japanese Fresh Fruits
Japan is one of the finest nations in the world when it comes to the quality of fruit. You can purchase a variety of quality fruit produced nationwide.
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Events in Japan and US
Summer Festivals
Japan's Summer Festivals
There are a myriad of summer festivals held in Japan. Religious festivals, performance festivals, dance festivals and of course, firework festivals.
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Fireworks Festivals and Bonfire
Summertime Fireworks Festivals and Bonfire
Even during summer nights when the temperature doesn't seem to drop nearly as much as it should after the sun sets, the bedazzling spectacle of fireworks usually works its magic and helps us forget the hot and muggy heat of the night...
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Glowing Summer Festivals
Glowing Summer Festivals
Most festivals in Japan feature highly skilled dancers and musicians, almost magical appearing feats of strength and balance, and lively good fun.
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Experience Japan in US!  J POP SUMMIT & JAPAN FEST
Experience Japan in US! J POP SUMMIT & JAPAN FEST
Two exciting, major Japanese events are coming soon to San Francisco, CA and Duluth, GA. Come and soak up the outstanding Japanese atmosphere. Enjoy the great occasion to discover Japan in the US!
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QUIZ - Did you know?
The three greatest festivals in Japan (Gion Matsuri, Tenjin Matsuri, and Kanda Matsuri) each take place in a different city. Which one of the four below cities does NOT host one of the festivals?

a. Tokyo
b. Hiroshima
c. Osaka
d. Kyoto

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 August 30th, 2017, at

The answer for the Newsletter Vol. 51 (March issue) was: a. Sado.
Thank you for your participation!
Japan Travel News Letter Quiz Official Rules
Tokyo Package
from $1,599 (Air + Land)
7 days/5 nights. Including roundtrip flight by Singapore Airlines (from LAX), 5 night hotel stay, airport transfer and half day Tokyo tour. Last departure date: 12/24/17.
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Japan Fall 10 Days
from $4,200 (Land Only. Escorted Tour.)
Tokyo, Kyoto, Koyasan and Nikko. Tour dates: 10/13/17 - 10/22/17
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Japan Express 9 days Tour Package
by JTB USA, Inc.
from $2,937 (Land Only. Escorted Tour)
See Japan's most Unforgettable landscapes from the skyline of Tokyo to the verdant Shikoku Island. Visit the Bustling city of Tokyo, historical Kyoto, ancient Nara, lively Osaka, Medieval Matsuyama Castle, and peaceful Hiroshima. Tour ends on 3/31/18.
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