TRAVEL – 2

Apr 05
Kyoto officials have issued warnings to tourists after a series of monkey attacks on visitors at popular sites.
(NHK)

Apr 04
“Forgotten Center” instead of “Lost and Found” is just one of the mistranslations discovered on websites that may puzzle foreign tourists in Japan, the government said Wednesday, urging the operators to fix such problems as soon as possible.
(Japan Times)

Apr 03
Japan is struggling with a growing number of foreign patients who fail to pay their medical bills, according to a recent government survey. (Nikkei)

Mar 31
An avenue inside the Imperial Palace in central Tokyo has been opened to the public for cherry blossom viewing. The Imperial Household Agency says more than 40,000 people visited the street on Saturday.
(NHK)

Mar 31
Japanese trains are famous around the world for their style, comfort and speed. In the countryside of Kyoto though, you may not have speed, but you do comfort and style. (ONLY in JAPAN)

Mar 29
Japan’s oldest penitentiary will reopen as an upscale hotel run by Hoshino Resorts in 2021. (Nikkei)

Mar 28
Cherry trees came into full bloom in central Tokyo on Wednesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, earlier than other cities in the country this spring amid recent warm weather. (Kyodo)

Mar 28
Japan’s Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko have enjoyed viewing cherry blossoms at Kyoto Gyoen National Garden in the ancient capital of Kyoto in western Japan.
(NHK)

Mar 27
Famous for its dozens of Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples, including Kotoku-in with its Great Buddha statue, as well as its cozy cafes and charming shopping district, the seaside resort town of Kamakura, in Kanagawa Prefecture, is one of the most popular day-trip destinations for tourists in the Tokyo area, with over 20 million tourists visiting every year.
(Japan Today)

Mar 27
Right before the cherry blossoms start to bloom, prices went up, but it’s still a must-visit bargain. (soranews24.com)