• New Bullet Train Service Gives Nagasaki Travel Boost

    Almost 60 years after Japan launched its first bullet train or Shinkansen, a service between Hakata and Nagasaki will commence this September, reducing the travel time to just 1 hour and 20 mins between the two cities. The country’s first bullet train eased transportation between Tokyo and Osaka in October 1964 for the first Tokyo […]
    • September 14, 2022
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  • Fuji Speedway Hotel Combines High-Speed Thrills with Majestic Landscapes

    The new Fuji Speedway Hotel is the first property under The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand to open in Japan and will debut in Autumn 2022. Situated next to the legendary Fuji Speedway, the 120-room hotel will present guests with spectacular views of iconic Mount Fuji and showcase the exciting Fuji Motorsports Museum. Facilities at […]
    • August 8, 2022
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  • Japan’s Craft Beer Scene – What to Try & Where to Visit

    Sometimes an ice-cold beer is a perfect partner to hot summer weather, though walk into a convenience store in Japan, and you will be bombarded with an overwhelming variety of beers, namely Asahi, Kirin, Suntory, Sapporo… so which one do you choose? These are major beverage brands in Japan, but I would suggest stepping out […]
    • July 6, 2022
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  • Setouchi Triennale Art Festival 2022 Reveals a Bright Future

    The World-famous Setouchi Triennale Art Festival 2022 is celebrating its 5th anniversary this year. The exhibition is held every three years in spring, summer, and autumn. There are a total of 214 pieces of art by 184 artists from 33 countries; the art is exhibited across 12 islands and two areas in Setouchi. There will […]
    • June 6, 2022
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  • Japan’s HOT New Hotels in the Spotlight

    Some exceptional new hotels are opening in Japan that simply can’t be missed. Here we will give you the lowdown on these wonderful places to stay, that has also made it into TRAVEL+LEISURE, the Best New Hotels in the World list. We are spreading details of this list of hotels over two issues of Asia […]
    • April 28, 2022
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  • Sustainable Rural Retreat in Chino at the Foot of Mt. Yatsugatake

    Nagano prefecture has many excellent destinations and attractions to choose from such as the castle town of Matsumoto (30 minutes by train), and the Nakasendo trail checkpoint of Kisofukushima (70 minutes by train), and Jigokudani monkey park (90 minutes by train). However, the city of Chino in this prefecture remains a hidden gem where you […]
    • April 5, 2022
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  • Learning the Way of the Samurai in Aizu

    On an Aizu Kengido Samurai Tour with Destination Asia Japan, discover first-hand the way of the samurai.
    • March 1, 2022
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  • Destination Asia Japan Launches Long-Anticipated Adventure & Nature Programmes in Hokkaido

    After years of planning, Destination Asia Japan is excited to announce that three multi-day itineraries and nine day-excursion products in Hokkaido are now available to book, with more to come later year.
    • February 7, 2022
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  • Make Your Own Sea Salt in Kochi

    Visitors to Japan can experience first-hand how to make sea salt during an interactive workshop in Kochi on the island of Shikoku.
    • December 7, 2021
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  • Working with More than 100 Local Guides to Promote Responsible Travel in Japan

    In July of this year, Destination Asia Japan launched its plan to update its sustainability contract with targeted guides in order to strengthen the implementation of responsible travel. Since then, over 100 sustainability contracts have been signed.
    • November 23, 2021
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  • Japan Voted Among Best Destinations For Post-Pandemic Travel

    In both Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler's annual lists, as well as Green Destinations' Top 100, Japan's cities have consistently ranked among the world's best destinations.
    • October 28, 2021
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  • Asiatic Black Bear Conservation Study & Watching Tour Now Available in Karuizawa

    A first for Japan, visitors to the centre are now able to learn about Asiatic black bears through an exclusive visit to the bears' habitat area.
    • October 11, 2021
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