Hikers on Wooden Bridge
Hiking in Japan
Mountains are within reach of all Japan's major cities, so those seeking opportunities to scale peaks have plenty of options. Whatever your hiking level, there are a variety of routes to explore, from leisurely strolls to more challenging climbs for seasoned hikers and climbers.
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Miyajima Fireworks
It's Matsuri Time! Fantastic Summer Festivals and Fireworks in Japan.
Summer is the season for festivals (Matsuri) throughout Japan. Nothing beats the excitement of being at a festival and soaking up energy from the crowds. Summer festivals are the best way to learn about local traditional culture even if you are limited in your Japanese language skills!
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Miyajima Fireworks
Family Fun in Japan
Travelling together with your family in Japan is a great way to learn about its customs and people. There are plenty of attractions to keep family members of all ages happy!
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Useful Travel Information
jal info
JAL Guide to Japan
Spark your wanderlust and start planning your trip with Japan Airlines' (JAL) Guide to Japan! Access this guide to get a sneak look at over 20 unforgettable destinations and itineraries across Japan with suggested local food, sights, and activities to enjoy.
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Osaka Dotonbori
Attention! About G20 OSAKA SUMMIT
The G20 Summit will take place in Osaka June, 2019. Some sightseeing facilities may be closed, hotels will be booked, and traffic will be heavily congested.
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Train Passing
JR East Pass Online Booking Now Available
The JR East Pass is a special discounted rail pass that is only available to international visitors who hold a non-Japanese passport. It allows unlimited rides on all JR East train lines in the designated area. You can now reserve the seats online!
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Download the booking manual
Events in Japan
Nagoya Sumo Tournament
Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament - Tickets are on Sale Now!
If you get a chance to watch a sumo tournament during your visit, make sure you take it. Two-week tournaments of Japan's official national sport are held six times a year in four different locations. Now, you can watch it in Nagoya in July.
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QUIZ - Did you know?
Shinto is an ancient religion from Japan, which strongly teaches the appreciation of nature and wildlife. According to Shinto beliefs, mountains, waterfalls, and forests have spirits of their own, similar to souls.

Do you know which mountain in Japan has the highest peak?

a. Japan Alps
b. Mt. Fuji
c. Mt. Tate
d. Mt. Haku

Prize: Three lucky winners will be selected from among those who answer correctly. The prize will be a small ceramic bowl adorned with cherry blossom shapes.

How to enter: Enter your answer by July 12th, 2019, at

The answer for Newsletter Vol. 62(March issue) was: a. Hanabi
Thank you for your participation!

Japan Travel News Letter Quiz Official Rules

Kimono Dressing Experiences
by Amnet Los Angeles ( Operated by JTB )
from $40
Ladies will be dressed for formal occasions in a kimono of their choice. Gentlemen will wear a kimono and hakama, loose-legged pleated trousers.

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Shin Yokohama Prince Hotel & Ramen Museum Promotion
by Shin Yokohama Prince Hotel
from JPY 6,994
Enjoy the atmosphere of the Showa period while trying ramen from all over Japan at the ramen theme park. Special room rates include tickets for the Shinyokohama Ramen Museum in Yokohama (*promotion only valid until 9/20/19)
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Osaka Excel Hotel Tokyu - Grand Opening November 1, 2019
by Tokyu Hotels
Tokyu Hotels Co., Ltd. will open the hotel "Osaka Excel Hotel Tokyu" on November 1, 2019. The hotel's concept is "Osaka Kaleidoscope". The interior design will produce a feeling of Osaka's liveliness, comfort and surprise. From the front lobby and restaurant on the high floor, you can enjoy the view of Osaka's main street Midosuji with a night view like a kaleidoscope glow.

Featuring 364 rooms, Kansai's first Excel brand hotel is only a 1-minute walk from Honcho Station, and a 6-minute walk from Shinsaibashi Station, making it ideal for sightseeing and business.
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