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  • Win a Copy of Japan by Rail

    July 22, 2016

    The latest edition of Japan by Rail is out in shops now. If you're planning a trip to Japan, enter our giveaway to win a copy of this comprehensive Japan guidebook.

  • Visit Japan's Best Pokémon Sights

    July 19, 2016

    If you've got the Pokémon bug, perhaps you're considering a visit to the creators' homeland for your next holiday. Find out about the best Poké-spots in Japan right here.

  • New Manga Museum in Tokyo Ahead of 2020 Olympic Games

    July 13, 2016

    Manga fans will be delighted to hear that a demolished apartment block once home to the likes of Osamu Tezuka will be reconstructed as a brand new manga museum ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

  • 'Pirate Tourism' Launched in Seto Inland Sea

    July 11, 2016

    Ninjas, samurai warriors, geisha... Japan's unique history is a source of deep interest for overseas travellers. Now, the Seto Inland Sea are promoting pirate tourism, giving visitors the opportunity to discover the Murakami Kaizoku, who ruled the waters between 14th - 16th century.

  • Win a Trip to Kanazawa – Home of the Ancient Samurai

    July 01, 2016

    Always dreamed of visiting Japan? Take a look at this prize trip offer from Japan Experience, which could see you and a friend visiting the former home of Japan's ancient samurai warriors.

  • Joanna Lumley in Japan!

    June 28, 2016

    In a new three part series to be broadcast later this year, Joanna Lumley will explore Japan from top to bottom. Covering 2,000 miles on her trip, find out why this is a must-watch for Japan fans.

  • Imperial Palaces in Japan Now Easier to Visit

    June 27, 2016

    For visitors keen to see the Imperial Palaces of Japan, good news is here. Previous booking and guide restrictions are set to be lifted, meaning easier access to the palace grounds.

  • New "Ise – Kumano – Wakayama Area Tourist Pass"

    June 24, 2016

    For travellers hoping to explore deep into the heart of the Kansai region, the new Ise-Kumano-Wakayama tourist pass will allow unlimited travel in the area over five consecutive days.

  • Tokyo Gets No.1 Spot in Monocle Quality of Life Survey

    June 22, 2016

    For the second year running, Tokyo has secured the top spot in Monocle's quality of life survey - indicating that this is one of the best cities in which to stay up all night.

  • Discover Southern Japan With JAL's New 'Visit Kyushu' Fare

    June 21, 2016

    For visitors planning a trip to Japan, take a look at JAL's new domestic airfare, which will allow you to experience Japan's diverse Kyushu island for just £35.

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