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  • New ‘stay tax’ imposed on tourists in the Japanese city Kyoto

    Published on : Friday, November 3, 2017

    From October next year tentatively Tokyo and Osaka Prefecture will be imposing tax on travellers staying at accommodation that charges more the 10,000 yen.   The slab is likely to be 200 yen for travellers staying in accommodation charging less …

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  • Japan to survey on travel insurance for international visitors

    Published on : Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    The Japan Tourism Agency is now taking up a project to have a investigation to check the number of visitors from international who have bought travel insurance.     It is hoping to draw up measures to encourage more foreign …

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  • Prince Hotel opens its newest venture in Nagoya, Japan

    Published on : Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    Prince Hotels opened a brand new hotel, “Nagoya Prince Hotel Sky Tower,” in Nagoya, Japan which is regarded as the country’s third largest city.       Prince Hotels is located on the 31st to 36th floors of Global Gate, …

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  • Hyatt Announces Plans For The First Joint Hyatt Centric and Hyatt House Hotels in Japan

    Published on : Tuesday, October 10, 2017

    Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with ORIX Corporation for a Hyatt Centric hotel and Hyatt House hotel in Kanazawa, Japan’s north coast in the Hokuriku region. The hotels, expected to …

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  • Japanese government waived taxes on refined sake

    Published on : Thursday, October 5, 2017

    Tourists visiting Japan can purchase native alcohol sake (rice wine) from designated Japanese breweries and distilleries at a very low price which will focus on the promotion of the rice wine.     According to the newly-launched programme by the …

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  • Japan hopes to flourish rural tourism with remodeling country houses

    Published on : Saturday, September 23, 2017

    The rural areas of Japan, which are popular for its scenic beauty, are now hoping to boost the rural tourism.       As the millennial and the working groups of Japan is departing the countryside in droves, leaving behind …

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  • Japan introduces new smartphone app for foreign tourists

    Published on : Saturday, September 23, 2017

    On Thursday, the Japan National Tourism Organization had introduced a free smartphone app that permits tourists from overseas to look up new destinations, train routes and restaurants and even free Wi-Fi spots.   This app also comprises listings of ATMs, …

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  • Japan shows record tourism

    Published on : Friday, September 22, 2017

    It’s been long that Japanese has been the most frequent and highest rated international visitors for Hawai‘i. This year the same story carries on to break records for Hawaii tourism; side by side, 2017 has also been an active year …

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  • Asian tourists catapult Japan’s tourist arrivals to over 20 million

    Published on : Thursday, September 21, 2017

    Japan is embracing a large number of tourists and that too at a faster pace this year as the number of foreign tourists is surpassing an overwhelming 20 million as of Friday.   But then, the influx of visitors has …

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  • Robotics and tourism – two important pillars of Japanese economy

    Published on : Thursday, September 21, 2017

    Due to an ageing population and sluggish domestic demand, the Japanese government views tourism as an important growth driver for the country’s economy. The Tokyo Olympics in 2020 will be a crucial test for the country’s ability to attract more …

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