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  • VisitBritain and Japan National Tourism Organization Sign MoU to Promote Tourism Between the Two Countries

    September 26, 2014

    On Friday 26th September, Mr Ryoichi Matsuyama, President of Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) and Christopher Rodrigues, Chairman of VisitBritain signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Tokyo, committing both countries to the mutual exchange of experience and information in the field of tourism.

  • Ride Nozomi with New Rail Pass!

    September 23, 2014

    In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the start of operation of the Tokaido Shinkansen, JR West and JR Central are launching new, limited time only “Tourist Passes” for visitors to Japan.

  • Japan Matsuri 2014

    September 22, 2014

    The much-loved JAPAN MATSURI returns to London on Saturday, 27 September. An exciting new addition for this year is the Yurukyara Japanese mascots show.

  • Best of Japan picked for Top 50 Worldwide Journeys

    September 19, 2014

    WEXAS Travel has picked a 13-day itinerary of Japan as one of its ‘Top 50 Worldwide Journeys’ for 2014. Try WEXAS Travel's fun online travel quiz.

  • Yuzu Tour in Kochi

    September 17, 2014

    This tour offers an amazing insight into Japan's food culture for chefs, restaurant owners, food transformers, culinary writers, food importers and serious foodies. It offers a deep and thorough discovery experience into regional citrus culture with a tour through the prefecture of Kôchi in Shikoku, Japan.

  • Japanese Cultural Encounter: Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo Offers Kimono Rentals

    September 15, 2014

    Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo, Japanese hospitality company Fujita Kanko’s iconic five-star flagship property, has announced an unusual new service for guests, started from 1st September: traditional kimono rentals and fittings.

  • Richard E Grant’s Hotel Secrets in Japan

    September 03, 2014

    On 9 September, the second series of Richard E Grant’s Hotel Secrets on Sky Atlantic will feature hotels in Tokyo and Hakone.

  • Japan’s Trains Keep Getting Better

    August 08, 2014

    In spring 2015, the Hokuriku bullet train line extension will be completed, cutting journey times from Tokyo to Toyama and Kanazawa. In 2017, both JR East and JR West plan to launch luxury sleeper trains.

  • Japan Cruise Holidays

    August 07, 2014

    Cruises holidays do not have to be expensive. Costa, Holland America, Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruises all offer cruise holidays featuring Japan for under £1,500. For those who would prefer something more luxurious, Compagnie du Ponant, the small luxury French cruise line, is introducing brand new itineraries to Japan.

  • Japanese Food News for London

    July 30, 2014

    Ramen, ramen, ramen! We are very excited to report that London is soon to get three more ramen restaurants – British venture United Ramen will be graduating from a successful pop-up into a permanent restaurant and IPPUDO and Kanada-ya will be bringing us ramen from Fukuoka, Japan. Read the story for even more exciting Japanese food news.

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