• Countdown to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Continues

    The five-ring Olympic emblem was revealed to the public in Tokyo this year during its official inauguration on 24 January, just six months before the opening ceremony. In the evening, the monument was lit up with fireworks over Tokyo Bay while the Rainbow Bridge and Sky Tree celebrated the night with the special Olympic-coloured illumination.
    • February 19, 2020
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  • Behind the Scenes of Seven Samurai in Tokyo

    Fans of Akira Kurosawa and his film Seven Samurai can now venture on an exclusive behind the scenes tour at Toho Studios in Tokyo. Often hailed as the movie of movies or the textbook from which all films are made, Seven Samurai is respected by many directors, actors and producers within the film industry.
    • January 13, 2020
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  • Reservations Required for Large Luggage on Shinkansen

    From mid-May 2020, all passengers will be required to reserve storage space for oversized baggage when bringing luggage with overall dimensions of more than 160 cm/62 inches onto the Tokaido Shinkansen.
    • December 11, 2019
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  • An Anime Pilgrimage Through Tokyo

    Visit iconic locations in Tokyo and see this modern metropolis in a fantastical new light. From Shibuya to Shinjuku to Akihabara, Tokyo will show itself to not only to be a busy work district, but also a place where the wondrous happens in the most seemingly-innocuous locations.
    • November 19, 2019
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  • The Artistic Aspect of Tokyo’s Glamorous Ginza

    In anticipation of the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Destination Asia Japan has launched a tour showcasing the unique architecture and art of one of the world’s most glamorous regions: Ginza.
    • October 28, 2019
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  • Luxury Cruising in Setouchi

    Guntu is a fantastic luxury cruise ship that explores the Seto Inland Sea over 1 – 3 nights, depending on your departure date. Guntu markets themselves as a luxury “floating inn” rather than a cruise ship
    • September 30, 2019
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  • The Lowdown on Seasonal Festive Fun in Japan

    As is the case across much of Asia, summers in Japan consist of long hot days and humid sticky nights. To beat the heat and stay upbeat, summer in Japan is festival season, with events sprinkled across the calendar to give people something to look forward to.
    • August 22, 2019
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  • Rural Tourism on the Rise in Japan

    Japan is in the middle of an “I-Turn” effect where people are increasingly leaving busy cities to return to the countryside. Linked to this are opportunities for sustainable tourism in rural parts of the country, which may be driving a recent trend.
    • July 25, 2019
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  • Cooking Traditional Buddhist Cuisine

    Veganism is becoming an ever more popular choice of diet, but this can cause difficulties for those clients travelling to countries where it is still relatively unheard of.
    • June 18, 2019
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  • The Beauty of Bamboo

    Destination Asia Japan is proud to share a new leisure focused product which involves visiting a beautiful bamboo forest in Kyoto before meeting a master craftsman, specializing in bamboo ware.
    • May 23, 2019
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  • The Future of Drinking

    Japan’s national drink, sake, known as ‘nihonshu’ in Japan (literally ‘Japanese alcohol’) has a history deeply rooted in its religion, culture and mythology.
    • April 25, 2019
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  • Exploring the Seto Inland Sea

    The Seto Inland Sea has featured in many international newspapers as a top destination in 2019.
    • March 21, 2019
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