Traffic Restrictions due to G20 Summit

Due to G20 summit in Osaka in June, there will be traffic restrictions in wide area in Osaka. Osaka Tourism Bureau encourages visitors to use public transportation in order to avoid any inconveniences caused by this. For the detailed information, please see the following link.    Also, travel time […]

International Tourist Tax

Visitors to Japan pay a 1,000 yen departure tax to expand and enhance the country’s tourist infrastructure—a small tax that will make a significant difference. For more information about International Tourist tax, visit the pages below: National Tax Agency The leaflet for individuals departing from Japan, June 2018 Information about […]

July 2018 Heavy Rains in Western Japan

Following record rainfall in the western part of Japan, details of the heavy rain event of July 2018 can be found on Japan Meteorological Agency  website. As of July 10th, there are cancellations and delays on some transportation except for Sanyo and Tokaido Shinkansen. Please check the latest information on […]

Update on Volcanic Activity of Mt. Motoshiranesan

Released by Kusatsu Town (January 24) Mt. Motoshiranesan, located in Kusatsu-machi in Gunma, erupted on January 23. Kusatsu Onsen Town is located 7 kilometers away from the eruption site and no damage has occurred. Until safety in other areas is confirmed, Kusatsu International Snow & Spa Resort will open its […]