• Kyoto initiates ’empty tourism’ campaign amid coronavirus outbreak

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    Japanese city Kyoto is one of the most crowded tourist destinations packed with visitors from all over the world.   But as the coronavirus outbreak keeps visitors away from the historic streets of Japan’s former capital, a group of shopkeepers has …

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  • Geisha photography banned by Kyoto

    Published on : Monday, December 2, 2019

    Geisha photography has been banned by Kyoto. Geishas happen to be Japanese women who earn their bread and butter by performing traditional songs, dance and other art forms.     The Japanese city of Kyoto is known for its gardens, …

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  • Instant fine to be imposed on tourists in Kyoto for hassling Geishas

    Published on : Wednesday, October 30, 2019

    After reported instances of geisha and maiko being chased down in the private streets in the historic Gion district, being photographed without consent and even harassed by foreigners touching their Kimono and elaborate wigs, locals have decided to hit back. …

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  • Japan taking necessary measures to protect tourism hot spots from natural disaster

    Published on : Wednesday, January 2, 2019

    Japan taking necessary steps to protect the tourist hot spots from being damaged in disasters.     Natural disasters including earthquakes and typhoons, which raged in succession in 2018, wreaked havoc on historical structures and historic sites in disaster-stricken areas. …

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  • Tourists deface iconic bamboo trees in Arashiyama forest

    Published on : Friday, May 18, 2018

    At least a 100 bamboo plants in Arshiyama district of Kyoto have been defaced by tourists who have engraved their names on those trees, as asserted by a company managing the groves of the popular tourist locale on Thursday.   …

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  • RCI Weeks program to have five new resorts in Japan

    Published on : Thursday, April 19, 2018

    RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange recently welcomed five new resorts in Japan to its RCI Weeks program, adding new holiday options to its 3.8 million global exchange members. These five properties are located across Japan in popular tourist …

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  • Kyoto to refurbish the bus services for smoother travel for locals and tourists

    Published on : Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    The former Japanese capital of Kyoto is now revamping the bus services as it becomes the headache to the local citizens for crowded and delayed city buses.     Kyoto is prompting the traffic authorities to take steps to ensure …

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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 witnessed a record 7.86 million hotel stays in April

    Published on : Saturday, July 1, 2017

    In April, Japan had witnessed an overwhelming number of tourist arrivals with as many as 7.86 million hotel and inn stays owing to the Easter holidays and the cherry blossom season, according to the Japan Tourism Agency who confirmed the …

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  • Airbnb finds family travellers prefer new destinations each year

    Published on : Friday, February 3, 2017

    Perhaps 2017 is the year to move on from the annual trip to the lake house, or at least shake things up a bit with a second family vacation to Kyoto or Bordeaux. According to a recent survey by Airbnb, …

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