Tokyo

  • Japan urges 37 million people to switch off lights

     Monday, June 27, 2022

    Japan’s government has urged people in Tokyo and its surrounding area to use less electricity on Monday, as it warned that supplies will be strained as the country faces a heatwave.

  • Palace Hotel Tokyo unveils new premier suites for guests

     Saturday, May 7, 2022

    In celebration of Palace Hotel Tokyo’s tenth anniversary this May, the highly acclaimed property is cutting the ribbon on a new category of suites. Six Premier Suites were officially unveiled this month, adding a mid-range category to the hotel’s now-seven …

  • Austrian Airlines flies Austria’s paralympics team to Tokyo

     Friday, August 20, 2021

    The 16th Summer Paralympics will take place in Tokyo from 24 August to 5 September 2021. As the official carrier, Austrian Airlines is once again flying the Paralympic athletes non-stop to Japan. On 20 August, a large number of the athletes took off to Tokyo. Austrian Airlines COO Francesco Sciortino took the opportunity for a personal farewell directly on the apron.

  • Tokyo Tourist Information Centres ready to welcome international tourists

     Friday, July 23, 2021

    The tourist information centres in Tokyo inside and outside the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics venues have worked long and hard to prepare for the event and are now welcoming foreign guests. The Village Plaza, a brand-new facility built to host …

  • International visitors restricted from Tokyo Olympics

     Tuesday, March 23, 2021

    Organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games have recently confirmed that no international visitors will be permitted at the event this year. The organising committee said it has long been preparing to welcome guests until recently, but a …

  • Japan planning to resume inbound tourism

     Monday, December 7, 2020

    The Japanese government has started planning to consider the resumption of inbound tourism in Japan on a limited basis starting from the spring. The decision is being undertaken as Tokyo continues to prepare to host a delayed summer Olympics. According …

  • Sandro Gamba appointed Executive Chef at the Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo

     Friday, December 4, 2020

    Sandro Gamba has been appointed as the Executive Chef at the Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo. Chef Gamba comes with years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry, most recently holding the positions of Director of Culinary Operations at Rosewood Hong Kong and …

  • Economists and analysts predict stormy year for Japan’s tourism

     Thursday, March 26, 2020

    Tokyo and International Olympic Committee agreed on a one-year delay and concerns are rife about whether small and midsized business in the tourism and service industries will be able to weather the coronavirus shockwave until the events are held next …

  • Tokyo expects to welcome more than 8 million sport tourists during Olympics

     Friday, February 14, 2020

    Coronavirus scare may not have an impact on fans heading to Tokyo for the Olympics in July according to Kazuomi Yamashita, Director of Marketing, Tourist Promotion Department, Tokyo Convention and Visitors Bureau (TCVB). Speaking to reporters, Kazuomi said around 4.5 …

  • Anime Tourism in Tokyo

     Tuesday, January 28, 2020

        Manga and anime is Japan’s biggest contribution to popular culture. Fans have grown to love Japan thru their entertainment, and Tokyo is giving fans to get closer to their beloved fictional worlds and heroes with anime tourism.   …

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