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09 October, 2015

Japan Pavilion to Promote Rugby World Cup 2019 Opens in London

From 9 to 31 October, a Japan Pavilion at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London will give world rugby fans a preview of the host country for Rugby World Cup 2019. On Thursday, 29 October, a “Visit Japan” seminar will take place at the Pavilion to introduce the tourist charms of the 12 cities that will host matches during RWC 2019 in Japan. Entry is free and we do hope you can join us!
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09 October, 2015

New Hokkaido Shinkansen

From March 2016 there will be an even speedier way to reach Hokkaido, which has been voted Japan's best prefecture 7 years in a row. The new Hokkaido Shinkansen will take just 40 hours 10 minutes to zip you up to this northern island. Find out what Hokkaido has in store for visitors! More...

Japan - Endless Discovery

Although the Japanese past is rich in events and interesting history, today’s Japan is just as fascinating with cutting edge technology and wonderful architecture, whilst still maintaining the country’s traditions.

Whether you want to experience food like you’ve never tasted (or seen!) or you want to go shopping in some of the world’s best shopping areas, Japan is the place to visit!  Japan is famous for its temples and shrines - you could spend weeks in cities such as Kyoto or Nara feasting your eyes on architectural marvels and historic monuments.

If culture is more to your taste, you can’t get much better than Japan’s colourful and rich heritage including wonderful kabuki (Japanese performing arts) and traditional geisha. At Japan National Tourism Organisation, you will find all the information you need to plan your perfect holiday to Japan.

Experience Japan!

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Facts about Japan
  • World's tallest free-standing tower at a height of 634 metres is Tokyo Skytree
  • Emperor & Empress - Japan has the longest reigning monarchy in the world
  • Kyoto has an astonishing 1,600 Buddhist temples, plus 400 Shinto shrines

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