News from JNTO Toronto Office
DECEMBER 2018

 

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tourism
CONTINUED INCREASE IN NUBMER OF CANADIAN TOURISTS TO JAPAN

A total of 22,312 Canadian visitors arrived in Japan in the month of September. Between the months of January and September, the arrival count was 241,000, which represents an increase of 7.5% over the previous year.


For all of our detailed statistical information, visit our Tourism Statistics page.

Hoshinoya KAI
DECEMBER 21st KAI ITO GRAND RE-OPENING

The Hoshino Resorts KAI Ito in Shizuoka Prefecture will be re-opening on December 21st. Thanks to renovations to its large public hot spring, lobby and guest rooms, guests will now be able to enjoy the rich waters of Ito Hot Springs and new Japanese-style suites.


For more information, read the press release.

Ishikawa
ENJOY THE WINTER SEASON IN ISHIKAWA

Ishikawa Tourism has released their Winter newsletter. Here, you’ll find upcoming events in Kanazawa, a relaxing Onsen in Kaga, information about the Shiroyone Senmaida Light-up event, and dates for the Anamizu Jumbo Oyster Festival.


Be sure to read the Ishikawa Tourism Newsletter.

guide
LICENSED GUIDE INTERPRETERS NOW AVAILABLE AT TOBU NIKKO STATION

Starting on October 11th, Tobu Railway and Tobu Station Service will have licensed guide interpreters. Their objective is to increase the number of international tourists in the Nikko area through the Nikko Concierge, located in Tobu Nikko Station Tourist Center. Upon request, guests will be matched with a certified interpreter and guide, who will provide information about Nikko’s sightseeing attractions.


For more information, read the press release.

fall colours
THE GIFT OF ANGEL AND WORLD’S BEST CHRISTMAS GRAND FINALE AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN

After a decade of entertaining over 3 million park guests, ‘The Gift of Angel’ and ‘World’s Best’ Christmas live show will come to an end this winter. In honour of this occasion, Universal Studios Japan will be hosting special winter celebration from Friday November 9th to Sunday January 6th 2019. And for Harry Potter fans, Winter in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will return with festive decorations and the opportunity to practice magic surrounded by the colours and lights of the Christmas season.


For full details, read the press release.

Disneyxmas
PARK HOTEL TOKYO WINTER ART EXHIBITION

From December 3rd to February 17th, 2019, Park Hotel Tokyo will celebrate the approaching New Year with impressive artwork by Mitsumasa Kadota. Guests will also be able to enjoy original cocktails and desserts. Embracing diversity and celebration, these stunning artworks will surely add to experience and provide a deeper understanding of Japanese culture.

 

For more information, read the press release.

 

 

Rinnoji
NIKKOZAN RINNOJI - NEW AUTOMATIC ADMISSION TICKET VENDING MACHINES IN 9 LANGUAGES

New ticket vending machines are now available within the grounds of Rinnoji Temple. Supporting nine languages, including Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, English, French, German, Spanish, Thai, and Japanese, these machines will allow a wider range of international tourists to take full advantage of the temple. These vending machines also allows visitors to purchase tickets using transportation IC cards such as PASMO, as well as credit cards.


For additional information, read the press release.

Sanrio Train
HELLO KITTY LAND TOKYO UNVEILS THE FIRST KEIO LINE HELLO KITTY TRAINS

Add to your Hello Kitty experience in Japan by travelling to Sanrio Puroland in Hello Kitty style. Starting November 1st, the Keio Line will run ten trains entirely embellished with Hello Kitty and other popular Puroland characters. This project, created in close collaboration with Tama City, will also coincide with this year’s ‘Puro Christmas’ event. The theme of this event will be ‘White Christmas’ and it will run from November 9th to December 25th. This is sure to delight fans and visitors.


For more information, read the press release.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FESTIVAL FOCUS

 

Got a minute? Learn something new! In this section we’ll present a variety of Japanese festivals and the cultural significance behind them.

 

Nabana no Sato Winter Illumination

 

Make the most of your trip to Japan by embracing the lights of the night at the Nabana no Sato Winter Illumination. If you are travelling to the Nagoya area or Mie Prefecture, this is a definite ‘must see’ event. The largest display of lights in Japan, Nabana no Sato Winter Illumination includes a river of blue lights, a tunnel of light, an illuminated metaphorical sea of clouds, and twin trees. It is located in the Nabana no Sato flower park, which is a part of Nagashima Resort. Buses run from Nagoya and Chubu International Airport. Don't miss this dreamy delight in Japan!


For additional information click here.


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