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Announcing the start of operation of the Limited Express “Romancecar” -EXEα

Mar 23, 2017 in Travel Agents

ODAKYU ELECTRIC RAILWAY has started operating the Limited Express Romancecar-EXEα, a renovated version of the Romancecar. It connects Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station with Hakone and Enoshima, offering a comfortable ride to these destinations. All seats are reserved, and a limited express ticket is required in addition to the regular ticket. The renovated cars are more convenient ...

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Foreign Friendly TAXI in Kyoto City

Mar 16, 2017 in Travel Agents

Foreign Friendly TAXI is a newly established taxi service for foreign visitors to Kyoto City. The first ever foreigner-first taxi stand has been established at Kyoto Station. You can have a Foreigner Friendly Taxi dispatched by using the Taxi dispatching application, “Japan Taxi”. Credit cards and traffic IC cards are readily accepted. More than two ...

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A Trip with Delicious Food through the Home of Pearls

Mar 16, 2017 in Travel Agents

Mie Prefecture is situated close to the center of Japan, along the Pacific Ocean. Ago Bay, in Mie Prefecture’s Ise-Shima, has been known for ages as a production area of pearls. The production of pearls with cultured Akoya oysters was successful in the bay, and so it is now the famous for it’s Akoya pearls. ...

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The Bloom of 2017 Cherry Blossoms

Mar 9, 2017 in Travel Agents

Japan’s iconic Sakura, (cherry blossoms) capture the attention of visitors with their beautiful pink flowers annually, beginning in late March through mid April, or early May. The Japanese National Tourism Organization has just updated “The Bloom of 2017 Cherry Blossoms”. This guide contains, their “Cherry Blossom Blooming Forecast (date of first bloom) – 2017 Season,” ...

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The Shoryudo Bus Pass

Mar 9, 2017 in Travel Agents

Are you planning a trip to Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa or Nagoya? The 3-Day Shoryudo Bus Pass gives you unlimited travel on highway buses connecting Nagoya, Gifu, Nakayama, Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa, and Toyama, plus access to Central Japan International Airport and Komatsu Airport. The price of the The 3-Day Shoryudo Bus Pass is 7,500 yen. See more information

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Japan Rail Pass to be sold in Japan on a Trial Basis.

Mar 2, 2017 in Travel Agents

The Japan Rail Pass is a multi-use discounted ticket, valid for travel on all JR national trains in Japan, including Shinkansen and Narita Express. Those who visit Japan from abroad under the entry status of “Temporary Visitor” can purchase this ticket. It used to be sold only outside of Japan. However, it has been decided ...

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JNTO Muslim Guide Updated.

Mar 2, 2017 in Travel Agents

The JNTO has just renewed the information for Muslims on their website. Many Muslim visitors have difficulties finding appropriate food and facilities in Japan. The Muslim Guide provides information for Muslims. This time, the JNTO updated the list of restaurants, accommodations, and facilities which offer Muslim-friendly services. In addition, some Muslim bloggers share their travel ...

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