Japan's Summer Playground
Cherry blossom
Tohoku: Trekking Through the North
Tohoku is just north of Tokyo and is easily accessible by train. It is rich in breathtaking nature, intriguing history, and unique cuisine with abundant seasonal ingredients. With its many undeveloped regions, Tohoku's unspoiled forests are home to several rare plants and animals only to be found in Japan. Trek through Tohoku this summer.
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Shirakami Train
Hokkaido: Japan's Last Frontier
Hokkaido is Japan's last frontier, where cranes frolic and carpets of dazzling flowers cover the country side. This natural wonderland boasts hiking, fishing, rafting and much more.
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Undiscovered Japan: Tokyo's Best Summer Getaway
There is a completely different part of Japan right outside Tokyo that most travelers never hear of. Nature lovers, adventurers and repeat visitors will enjoy these hidden gems that are only a hop, skip and jump away from the capital city.
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Useful Travel Information
New Toyosu Fish Market / Tuna Auction Visitor's Guide
You can catch a glimpse of the renowned tuna auctions at the Toyosu market from a newly opened observation deck now open to the public.
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Events in the US
National Cherry Blossom Festival
March 20 (Wed) - April 14 (Sun), 2019
Venue: Washington, DC

Experience the beauty of the spectacular cherry blossoms in Washington, DC.
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QUIZ - Did you know?
During the summer time, fireworks festivals abound in every city throughout Japan. At night, Japanese women put on their best yukata, and men wear their best jinbei (traditional dress) to celebrate and view the fireworks.

Do you know the word for "fireworks" in Japanese?

a. Hanabi
b. Hikari
c. Roketto
d. Kirakira

Prize: Three lucky winners will be selected among those who answer correctly. The prize will be a small photo album designed with a Japanese pattern.

How to enter: Enter your answer by April 5th, 2019, at

The answer for the Newsletter Vol. 61 (February issue) was: b. Hokkaido
Thank you for your participation!
Japan Travel News Letter Quiz Official Rules
Yokoso! CENTRAL JAPAN TOUR 9 days / 8 nights
by JTB USA Inc.
from US$3,110 (Land only)
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Highlights of Japan, 8 days / 6 nights
by Amnet New York Inc.
from $3,299 (Air & Land package. Double occupancy)
Tour dates: 3/14-6/9, 7/16-12/5, 12/6-12/20
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Kyushu Spring Tour 8 Days
by IACE Travel
from $2,280 (Land only)
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Kyushu Seven Star Train Cruise 1 night / 2 days
by H.I.S. Tours
from $8,199/room (Up to 2 person stay)
Travel date: 6/15/2019
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