• New Hokkaido Shinkansen Route Opened

    On March 26, 2016, the Hokkaido shinkansen which will connect Shin-Hakodate Hokuto in Hokkaido with Shin-Aomori via the Seikan Tunnel is scheduled to commence operations.
    • April 15, 2016
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  • Join a Private Japanese Tea Ceremony

    There aren’t many travelers who can say they have joined a private tea ceremony within the grounds of an exclusive temple. Korin-in Temple was founded in 1613 and its garden was believed to have been designed by the master craftsman, Kentei.
    • January 26, 2016
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  • Learn How to Play the Traditional Taiko Drums

    Guests can visit a taiko dojo (practice hall) to enjoy an exciting close encounter with the impressive taiko Japanese drums.
    • January 13, 2016
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  • The Cultural Traditions Behind Sake Brewing

    Destination Asia Japan has created an intriguing, traditional sake brewery visit in Fussa, a small city neighboring Tokyo.
    • December 14, 2015
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  • Kanazawa Traditional Arts & Crafts Tour

    The Kanazawa Crafts Tour has been devised to allow travelers to try their hands at two of the regions fascinating traditional arts & crafts that have given Kanazawa its creative reputation around the world.
    • November 12, 2015
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  • The Freedom of Exploring Japan by Motorbike

    Explore Central Japan in style with the freedom to stop when and where you please. Traveling on a motorbike opens a world of possibilities – whether exploring the country independently or in a group.
    • October 6, 2015
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  • The Sensational Hakuba Skiing Experience

    Easily accessible from Tokyo, Hakuba offers those in search of deep snow and challenging ski runs the perfect resort to test their abilities while soaking up a spectacular atmosphere.
    • September 8, 2015
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  • Walking Into the Commercial Days of ‘Little Edo’

    Head out of Tokyo to a charming city named Kawagoe, often called ‘Little Edo’ owing to its well-preserved atmosphere that reminds of the ancient period. Guests ride the local loop bus with a guide to Kita-in temple, among whose halls are the only remaining palace buildings of the former Edo Castle. Another highlight are the […]
    • August 26, 2015
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  • Ochudou Trail Offers Easier Route up Mount Fuji

    Mount Fuji is one of Japan’s most iconic images, instantly recognizable for its snowcapped symmetric beauty. For many it represents a challenging climb, but for some it is a challenge too far.
    • August 5, 2015
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  • The Masterful Creation of a Samurai’s Sword

    A rare treat that excites on every level. Shrouded in secrecy, the samurai’s sword is a work of art – immortalized in legendary tales.
    • July 23, 2015
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  • Uncovering the Beauty of Sendai

    With roughly one million inhabitants, Sendai is by far the largest city in the Tohoku Region and one of the country's 15 largest cities. Destination Asia has created an exploratory program to reveal this compelling city to travelers.
    • July 7, 2015
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  • Volcano Alert Raised to Level 3 at Mount Hakone

    Tuesday afternoon (30 June), local time, the volcano alert for Mount Hakone on Honshu Island was raised from Level 2 to Level 3 following a minor earthquake in the region.
    • June 30, 2015
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