Tourism

September 20, 2017 at 3:05 am

UK and Italy Past China in Per Capita Tourist Spending in Japan

Government surveys on tourism indicate the tourists from the UK and Italy now outspend the Chinese while touring in Japan.

October 6, 2016 at 8:13 am

JATA Tourism EXPO Japan 2016 at Tokyo Big Sight

Japan Tourism Association and Japan Assoc. of Travel Agents (JATA) had hitherto each promoted tourist fairs "Tabi Fair" and JATA Travel Fair", respectively, and this year they joined force to co-sponsor a fresh version of tourist fair titled "JATA Tourism EXPO Japan 2016" on September 22-25.

September 22, 2016 at 10:25 am

How about GPS-guided Smartphone for Touring Temples and Shrines?

Autumn is afoot in Japan as that deadly heat is subsiding mid September; the most tempting touring season in Japan is just around the corner.

August 20, 2016 at 8:02 am

Foreign Tourists Like it Hot?

The heated Olympic competitions in Rio aside, more tourists visited Japan in the month of July this year than in the same month a year ago, the Japan National Tourist Organization bared July 17.

August 9, 2016 at 9:14 am

Tokyo's Taxi Base Fare Downed to Yen 410/km

Foreigners touring Tokyo, watch out. Effective August 5, the base fare for taxi is experimentally Yen 410 for the first 1 kilometer.

August 9, 2016 at 8:29 am

Any Bus, Anywhere in Japan for Foreign Tourists

Somebody anxious to boost inbound tourism came up with an idea to sell express bus tickets for foreign tourists to ride any bus, anywhere in Japan. A cool idea. I have an episode you folks might enjoy.

June 8, 2016 at 6:29 am

Tourist Beacons All Over Japan

The government seems dead serious about drawing foreign tourists, as 81 organizations now get together crossing over the border of both public and private sectors to promote tourism.

April 12, 2016 at 10:20 am

"Buster Shinjuku" Now Tokyo's Key-Spot of Tourism

Buster Shinjuku? A queer name, don't you think? Let me break it down this way: Bus + ter(minal).

March 29, 2016 at 3:30 am

Digital Signage - Chic Electronic Bulletin Board for Foreign Tourists to Japan

Wow, a brand new Electronic Bulletin Board installed to navigate foreign tourists...!

December 30, 2015 at 10:58 am

Prayer Rooms for Touring Moslems in Nikko

Tourism is now a central sector of industry for Japan, as Prime Minister Abe places a marked emphasis on the importance of furthering inbound tourism toward the Olympics and Paralympics in 2020 and beyond.

December 18, 2015 at 11:37 pm

Onsen (Hot Spring) Beckons You to Japan in Wintertime

Most of you friends of Japan might find Japan in springtime the best of all seasons full of cherry blossoms and you are quite right.

October 19, 2015 at 11:11 am

Japan Offers Hands-Free Travel for Foreign Tourists

Sagawa and Yamato are two leading door-to-door parcel movers sharing 80% of the industry.

October 15, 2015 at 1:08 am

Thai Tourists Favor Saga - "Least Likely Place to Visit"

Now, this seemingly least attractive prefecture of all is crowded with tourists from Thailand.

October 12, 2015 at 2:25 pm

"Ninja Council" to Boost Tourism to Japan

Ninja is for nin+ja, nin meaning "bear" as in "to bear pain", and ja meaning "person" to denote "person bearing whatever behind the scene".

October 9, 2015 at 8:04 pm

Grandpa, Grandma, "Grand Tour" Growing in Japan

Not that dads and moms are unwelcome, it's a new approach to childrearing - for grandpas and grandmas taking grandsons and granddaughters out for short tours.

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