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Himeji City in Hyogo Prefecture

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February 28, 2018

Thanks to its Shinkansen (bullet train) platform, Himeji has an easy access to all the major cities in Japan. After a visit at Himeji Castle, you can stretch your legs and enjoy picturesque scenery as…

Guided Tour in Yukata

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February 28, 2018

I joined an event on August 6 last year in which I wore yukata (cotton kimono), walked around Ryogokou in Sumida City, and experienced a variety of activities. With an English-speaking guide, we were …

JR EAST PASS – Two Areas  Enjoy an Early Summer Excursion!

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February 27, 2018

These tickets have been very popular among travelers since their launch on April 1, 2016. The period after the new green leaves in spring and before the heat of midsummer is perfect for escaping the c…

Enjoy a winter trip, various snow activities, gorgeous views, onsen, and more!

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December 10, 2017

There are many attractive places where you can fully enjoy the best part of winter in the Tohoku area and Nagano-Niigata area as well as other areas surrounding Tokyo. We will introduce you to places …

Welcome to Japan’s autumn season of color!

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September 10, 2017

Welcome to Japan’s autumn season of color! Here are some of the best spots to enjoy it! The JR EAST PASS is convenient and affordable and allows travel throughout Japan. Tohoku, Nagano and Niigata reg…

Is this really Tokyo? —- A trip amid the nature of Okutama

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July 15, 2016

When most people say “Tokyo” they are thinking of skyscrapers, bustling entertainment districts and malls brimming with every kind of merchandise imaginable. Still, the big lake, the forest and the lu…

PlayStation®VR × JOYPOLIS

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June 20, 2016

Japan is readily associated with technological innovations, and one of the many subcultures that owe its roots to Japanese technological prowess is that of the video gamer. From the humble systems of …

Have Lots of Fun in Suginami Close to Shinjuku, Only 10 Minutes Away

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March 29, 2016

Take a train on the Chuo Line from Shinjuku, and you will be in Suginami in about 10 minutes. The city has attractive towns, including Koenji, Asagaya, Ogikubo, and Nishi-Ogikubo, all famous for uniqu…

It’s Better If You Know How It’s Done: Chiba Sake Brewers’ Tour

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March 28, 2016

Do you like Japan’s nihonshu (sake)? Wouldn’t the gastronomical side of your travel in Japan be richer if you tried some of the local varieties? Each area has its own particular rice and its own parti…

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

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September 11, 2015

he Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is a world-renowned mountain tourism route that provides beautiful natural scenery in each season. (The route is closed from the end of November through the end of Apri…

This spring, JR EAST PASS will take you to famous cherry blossom viewing spots!

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April 6, 2015

Cherry trees burst into blossom in spring only to last less than two weeks. Beautiful delicate blossoms make their brief flowering period and the shower of falling petals even more impressive. Indeed,…

Let’s go to unique snow resorts with JR EAST PASS!

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January 13, 2015

“JR EAST PASS,” a discount ticket sold by JR EAST, enables you to visit many kinds of unique snow resorts. Let’s go to snow resorts this winter! 1. Nozawa Onsen Snow Resort One of the olde…

Narita Express has announced a fantastic discount!

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January 26, 2014

Narita Express has announced a fantastic discount! One-way ticket from Narita airport is only 1,500yen, only for foreign visitors! For more info please go to http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/nex/index.html I…

Raccoon dog !

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January 26, 2014

Those who have been to Japan quite a few times might have already seen this raccoon dog figurine because this can be seen all over Japan. Well anyone know what this is though?

Red Heart-Shaped Cake

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January 6, 2014

Kosaku’s report! Coeur de bois This red heart-shaped cake is delicious as well as beautiful. The inside is vanilla bavarois with berry jelly. This cake is sold at Chez Shibata. Personally, I bou…

Tea Celemony

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January 6, 2014

Took a short lesson of proper tea ceremony on the new year’s day! here are some of the photos I took during the lesson^^

Kabuki-za lit up at night!

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January 6, 2014

Kabuki-za lit up at night! It’s a traditional Kabuki theatre located in Ginza^^

Katana umbrella

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December 25, 2013

Katana umbrella!!!

att.JAPAN66

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December 25, 2013

Hey people! Our latest issue has been published! XD Here’s the link of online version! https://issuu.com/attjapan/docs/att66

Hato Bus

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December 25, 2013

Hato Bus, probably the most famous sightseeing tour bus in Japan:)

Michelin × Toyooka city party held at Institut français du Japon!

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December 16, 2013

Everybody knows of Michelin Green Guide Japon right? you know, Toyooka city, Hyogo prefecture became a two star tourist place early this year, and in order for Toyooka to become known to more and more…

Peco-chan

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October 1, 2013

Does anyone know Peco-chan??? The girl in the pic called “Peco-chan” is a famous mascot character of FUJIYA, one of the most popular confectionery companies in Japan, and it’s like e…

Ninja Ninja Ninja!!

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September 30, 2013

Ninja Ninja Ninja!! Ninja is known all over the world though, it’s not very usualy to see them in the current era. but Odawara city, one of the renowned cities for Ninja, is gointo hold a Ninja …

"YOKOSO KYOGEN!"

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September 30, 2013

Event Announcement! “YOKOSO KYOGEN!” -Kyogen for English speakers- Vol.Ⅴ Kyogen will make you laugh, for sure! 11th of Oct 2013 Start 19:00(Open 18:30) At Cerulean Tower Noh-Theatre Progra…

Yokohama Visitors Guide

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July 21, 2013

InterContinental Yokohama Grand introduces one and only “Hiyoko-chan Hotel Stay Package” for limited time only! From August 2 to August 31, guests can stay at their special rooms (only two…

Kenrokuen

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July 20, 2013

Kenrokuen in Kanazawa is officially one of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan! Photos by Kosaku Shigematsu. Kenroku-en, Six Attributes Garden, in Kanazawa, Japan, is one of the Three Great Gard…

DISCOVER the SPIRIT of JAPAN

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April 23, 2013

The website of Japan Videos, which belongs to JNTO, has been updated and now you can watch 160 videos about touristic places in Japan! Acquaint yourself with Japan through those creative videos! (Avai…

Kansai International Airport

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February 27, 2013

Kansai International Airport (KIX) is the gateway of the sky for the Kansai areas. Terminal 2 Building for the exclusive use of low-cost carriers (LCCs) has just been completed in autumn 2012, making …

Enjoy sporting activities at Okinawa!

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February 26, 2013

Our web page on Japanese culture has been updated! The new contents are the main sporting activities that you can try at Okinawa. Why don’t you go to Okinawa and try some activities in warm weat…

TOKYO YOKOCHO Week -A “soul place” where our night begins-

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December 10, 2012

Date: Jan 15 – Mar 15, 2013 Main Venue: Yurakucho Sanchoku Inshokugai (International Arcade, 2-1-1, Yurakucho, Chiyoda) At YOKOCHO Special set menu for foreigners: All 1,000 yen 1 set a shop × 7 shops…