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  • 33 Japanese float festivals added to UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list

    December 02, 2016

    Local communities across Japan are celebrating after 33 Japanese float festivals were added to UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage earlier this week.

  • Niseko Sweeps the Board at World Ski Awards 2016!

    November 29, 2016

    Niseko, Japan’s leading world-class ski resort, once again swept the floor in the finals of the 4th annual World Ski Awards last week, scooping up all 4 awards in the Japan category and 2 awards in the global category!

  • Christmas Gifts for Japan Fans

    November 22, 2016

    Struggling to track down the perfect gift for that Japanophile you know? Whether it’s geeky, traditional, culinary, alcoholic or literary you’re after, you’re sure to find that special something for every stripe of Japan-lover on our bumper list of Japan-inspired Christmas gifts!

  • Overseas visitors to Japan in October up 16.8% on 2015, annual visitors pass 20 million mark

    November 21, 2016

    Japan saw its highest number of visitors to date for an October this year, with numbers up 16.8% on the previous year. As of the end of October, total visitors this year have also officially smashed the 20 million mark.

  • 6 Host Cities for RWC 2019

    November 18, 2016

    Ahead of the Japan vs Wales rugby match in Cardiff tomorrow, we take a look at 6 of the 12 host cities for the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan.

  • Japan’s Wild Side - 6 Top Nature Destinations

    November 16, 2016

    Take a walk on Japan’s wild side by exploring these 6 uncharted Nature destinations from our new campaign video, "Japan - Where tradition meets the future".

  • Regional Pocky on Pocky Day 11/11

    November 11, 2016

    November 11th is Pocky Day! We pay homage to the popular Japanese snack with a look at some of its limited edition regional varieties and their nearby tourist attractions.

  • Japan Tourism and Gastronomy Night

    November 09, 2016

    Around 200 people attended a Japan tourism reception at the Embassy of Japan on November 7, 2016.

  • Launch of Japan’s largest promotion for inbound tourism from Europe

    November 07, 2016

    JNTO has launched a major new campaign entitled "Japan―Where tradition meets the future" targeting 15 European countries as part of its “Visit Japan” project.

  • 10 Fire Festivals in Japan

    November 04, 2016

    With 5th November just around the corner, things are heating up. But the UK doesn’t have a monopoly on fire-based celebrations; Japan is also home to plenty of hair-raisingly fiery festivities, some of which are quite literally too hot to handle.

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