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Here, we introduce information that is useful to know for your trip to Japan, trending topics, and more.
We also publish recommended information by theme.

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  • Take the train to a hatsumode experience!

    In Japan, many people welcome the new year by going for their first temple or shrine visit at the beginning of the year, which is known as hatsumode. They pray for luck and receive fortunes from pieces of paper called omikuji.

  • 【Autumn 2019】 A promotional tourism campaign is being held in the Niigata and Shonai, Yamagata areas!

    A large-scale promotional tourism campaign known as the “destination campaign” is being held in the Niigata and Shonai, Yamagata areas between October and December 2019. During the campaign, many different special projects and limited-time-only events will be held!

  • Details about JR tickets

    Learn basic information about railway travel and enjoy Japan!

  • Summer 2019:A tourism promotional campaign is being held in Kumamoto!

    A large-scale tourism promotional campaign known as the “destination campaign” is being held in Kumamoto between July and September 2019. There are many different special exhibitions and limited events where you can experience the charms of Kumamoto!

  • Master Japan’s Shinkansen! [Hokuriku, Tokai, West Japan, and Kyushu Section]

    The Shinkansen, Japan’s High-Speed Rail

    There are nine Shinkansen lines, and 18 named trains run along these lines.

    Of these, here we will introduce nine of the named trains that run through the Hokuriku, Tokai, West Japan, and Kyushu areas.

    Choose your perfect train to match your destinations and travel plan!

    *The photographs show the main train cars operated for their corresponding named train, but sometimes different cars are used.

  • Master Japan’s Shinkansen! [Hokkaido and East Japan Section]

    The Shinkansen, Japan’s High-Speed Rail

    There are nine Shinkansen lines, and 18 named trains run along these lines. Of these, here we will introduce nine of the named trains that run through the Hokkaido and East Japan areas. Prepare now so you don’t get lost when you actually ride the trains!

    *The photographs show the main train cars operated for their corresponding named train, but sometimes different cars are used.

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