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  • Japan Trips for Bloggers

    October 30, 2014

    In 2014, Hoshino Resorts mark the 100th anniversary of their founding. To celebrate this major milestone, they have launched a project called "100 Trip Stories", inviting 100 young people from around the world to experience Japanese culture.

  • Who's on the Japan Stand at WTM?

    October 29, 2014

    This year there will be representatives from the destinations of Kinosaki Onsen, Okinawa, Osaka, Kobe, Tokyo and, for the first time, Kyushu on the Japan stand at World Travel Market.They will be joining Japan National Tourism Organization and hoteliers, ground handlers from Japan.

  • Japan Travel News for 2015

    October 29, 2014

    Visit the Japan stand at World Travel Market to find out about the shinkansen bullet train line extension to Kanazawa opening in March 2015; a Disney animated film inspired by Japan; a new low-cost carrier terminal will open at Narita; AirAsia is to re-enter Japan; the re-opening of Himeji Castle; new hotel openings and much more.

  • Michelin Approved Ramen in Fukuoka

    October 28, 2014

    London’s love of ramen continues to grow – Shoryu, Tonkotsu Soho, Tonkotsu East, Bone Daddies, United Ramen, Ittenbari, Kanada-ya and Ippudo have already proven to be hugely popular and this month they are joined by a brand new site for Tonkotsu in Selfridge’s Food Hall and Bones Daddies is set to open in Kensington Whole Foods Market in December. Fukuoka is considered by many to be home to the best ramen in Japan and now the city even has Michelin approved ramen!

  • New Tax-Free Shopping System for Visitors to Japan

    October 27, 2014

    As of 1 October 2014, the duty free system in Japan has changed. The number of items eligible for tax exemption have been increased, making shopping in Japan even more enjoyable and affordable. Tourists in Japan can now buy consumables including medicine, food and cosmetics, tax-free from designated shops.

  • Japan Ski News – Winter 2014-15

    October 26, 2014

    Here we have news from the Japanese winter resorts of Rusutsu, Tomamu, Hanazono and Myoko for winter 2014-15.

  • New Hotels in Niseko for Winter 2014-15

    October 26, 2014

    Big changes are happening for winter 2014/15 in Japan’s most cosmopolitan ski resort, Niseko. Two new luxury accommodations will open in Niseko in December 2014 and Niseko Village is delivering on the first steps of its masterplan with the creation of a premium alpine shopping, dining and entertainment village nestled a stone’s throw away from the resort’s luxurious hotels and residences.

  • Win a Winter Holiday in Japan – Terms & Conditions

    October 06, 2014

    Here are the terms and conditions relating to the Japan National Tourism Organisation prize draw to ‘Win a Winter Holiday in Japan’. The competition opens on 6 October 2014 and closes on 17 November 2014. Open for full terms and conditions.

  • Win a Winter Holiday in Japan!

    October 06, 2014

    Japan will be at the Ski & Snowbard Show, from 30 Oct – 2 Nov in London. To celebrate we are giving away a luxury skiing holiday in Niseko, Japan.

  • Japan works with VisitBritain to Double Visitors by Tokyo 2020 Olympics Year

    October 03, 2014

    Following the success of the London 2012 Olympics, Japan and the Britain’s national tourist boards have agreed to work together to make the Tokyo 2020 Olympics a spectacular event. The first project was a Japan-UK tourism symposium, “Growth Strategy for Tourism, Making the Best Use of the Olympic and Paralympic Games” held in London on 2nd October at the Embassy of Japan.

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