TRAVEL

Jan 23
The last train schedules in and around the Japanese capital will be extended by up to two hours during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
(NHK)

Jan 21
Quarantine officials at a port near Tokyo have conducted a drill aimed at preventing the new coronavirus linked to a pneumonia outbreak in China from spreading in Japan.
(NHK)

Jan 21
After leaving Tokyo, the original life-size Gundam is establishing a new base in another major Japanese city. (soranews24.com)

Jan 20
Japan will start issuing passports featuring art by ukiyoe master Katsushika Hokusai for people applying as early as February.
(NHK)

Jan 18
An amazingly affordable way to see Japan and live like a local. (soranews24.com)

Jan 16
Tokyo has no shortage of theme parks to entertain visitors and residents. Tokyo Disneyland is the
biggest and most well known but on the other side of the city, a 39 minute train ride from Shinjuku
is Sanrio Puroland – the Tokyo home to Hello Kitty and her universe of friends. (ONLY in JAPAN)

Jan 14
Nagasaki priest says over-tourism, vandalism and theft of amulets led to his controversial decision. (soranews24.com)

Jan 11
The number of foreign visitors to Japan reached a record high of 31.88 million in 2019, but the growth was limited by a sharp fall in tourists from South Korea amid deteriorating bilateral ties, the tourism minister said Friday.
(Japan Today)

Jan 11
As the cultural and historical heart of the country, Kyoto deserves a spot on any Japan travel itinerary. However, with the city welcoming so many travelers, sometimes it can be hard finding a hotel with vacant rooms on the nights you wish to stay. (soranews24.com)

Jan 11
All Nippon Airways Co. said Thursday that all flights on its route between Narita International Airport in Chiba Prefecture and Honolulu will employ Airbus A380 aircraft featuring livery with a sea turtle theme from July 1. (Japan Times)