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The Fujisan World Heritage Center opened near Lake Kawaguchi

Jul 28, 2016 in Travel Agents

It’s good news for Fujisan lovers! The Fujisan World Heritage Center was established in Kawaguchiko on 22 June 2016 by the Yamanashi prefecture government. The center takes the lead in providing information about Fujisan, the so-called Mt. Fuji. They have two exhibition halls about culture and nature accompanied by a JNTO certified information center and ...

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Hands-Free Travel Service has started at Shinjuku Station

Jul 21, 2016 in Travel Agents

Odakyu Electric Railway launched its Hands-Free Travel Service for travelers in June, 2016 at Shinjuku Station, Tokyo. They are offering temporary storage and express delivery to the airport and hotel. The luggage service offered at the dedicated desk in Shinjuku Station West Exit includes temporary storage and express delivery to the airports (Haneda and Narita ...

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New Chinese-language support at traveler information desks!

Jul 14, 2016 in Travel Agents

Tokyo Metro has started providing assistance in the Chinese language as over 50% of foreigners who visit Japan are from Chinese-speaking countries. Starting July 1, 2016, Tokyo Metro places new staff at its traveler information desks at Ginza Station, Shinjuku Station and Omotesando Station to accompany the existing English-capable Service Managers at those locations. The ...

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Japan Shopping Festival is held during the summer

Jul 14, 2016 in Travel Agents

From 1 July until 31 August 2016, the Japan Shopping Festival is held all over Japan. It is one of Japan’s largest shopping campaigns that is held twice a year for foreign tourists Department stores, shopping malls, electronic retailers, and outlet stores participate to host a variety of discounts and events. More than 500 shops ...

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Enjoy the window cleaning entertainment held at Sky Tree!

Jul 8, 2016 in Travel Agents

What is “Wire Up”? It is a window cleaning show set to music held 350 meters above ground at Tokyo Sky Tree. This window cleaning show is presented by “TOKYO SKY CLEANERS” (TSC), an imaginary window cleaning team that appears to be outside the glass of the world’s highest tower. They use cleaning equipment with ...

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