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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. https://osaka-info.jp/en/page/news-g20-osaka    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 […]

Snow forecast in Japan

Heavy snow is predicted to fall in eastern and western area towards the year-end holiday season. There may be possible train and flight delays and cancellations. Please check below link for updates and details. https://www.japan.travel/en/news/2018-12-28-snow/

Welcome! Hokkaido, JAPAN Campaign

Autumn, a beautiful season for visiting Hokkaido has come! A new campaign welcoming tourists to visit Hokkaido, “We are GENKI Hokkaido/ Welcome! HOKKAIDO, JAPAN Campaign” starts from September 28, 2018.    https://www.japan.travel/en/news/hokkaido-campaign-2018/

Typhoon Trami

Typhoon Trami (Typhoon Number 24) is projected to approach Okinawa and Amami Islands on September 29th and continue northeastward along Japan through October 1st. Travelers visiting Japan are advised to check the latest local weather reports, follow directions from local officials and take any other appropriate actions as needed. https://www.japan.travel/en/news/2018-09-28-typhoon-trami/

Update for Kansai International Airport (KIX)

On September 14th, Kansai International Airport will restart its operation along Runway-A and Terminal 1 South Wing. A shuttle bus from/to the airport is currently operating and airport access via railroad is scheduled to resume operation later this month. For more information, please visit: https://www.japan.travel/en/news/2018-09-04-typhoon-jebi/ Experience Japan’s rich beauty, history, culture […]

Transportation and tourist information after Typhoon No.21

Kansai area (Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Nara etc.) is easily accessible from other gateways than Kansai International Airport; Itami Airport and Kobe Airport are open for domestic flights, and Shinkansen lines from other areas such as Tokyo, Nagoya, and Fukuoka are also available. Kansai International Airport is currently making all efforts […]