VOL. 83 October 2022
We Welcome You to Visit Japan
Mt Fuji
Japan resumed entry by individual travelers for tourism purposes beginning on October 11. JNTO looks forward to welcoming you back to Japan with the long-awaited lifting of entry restrictions. The resumption of individual travel to Japan and visa waivers, and the elimination of the daily arrival cap will allow international visitors to enjoy Japan in more ways than in the past two-and-a-half years. These measures are long-awaited news for tourists around the world who have been looking forward to visiting Japan. We are eager to welcome you back!
Enjoy a Picturesque Gourmet Train Journey to the Sea of Japan
The KAIRI ("marine village") train was designed around the concepts of the cuisine of Niigata and Shonai (Yamagata) and of the beautiful vistas of the Sea of Japan. Experience the charms of the region through the foods served aboard the KAIRI. With the idea of passengers enjoying wonderful seafood and village cooking while gazing at picturesque panoramas, the KAIRI was named for the sea (kai) and villages (ri).
Kurikoma Mountain in Miyagi – Peak Autumn Colors from Late September
Kurikoma Mountain in Miyagi
Mt. Kurikoma is located near the center of the Tohoku region on Japan’s main island. The mountain is famous for its bright red autumn foliage, which is said to create a "divine carpet" of beauty and is best viewed from late September onwards. It is one of the most popular destinations for a day hike in autumn. There are several hiking courses to the top. The length and difficulty of the courses vary, the shortest taking about 1.5 hours, and the longest over 5 hours.
Welcome Back Onboard & Back to Japan
Epitomizing a deep cultural reverence for nature, Japan holds one of only two UNESCO-designated pilgrimage routes in the world. For centuries, the country’s temple-lined paths have been considered sacred ground. Now these age-old hiking trails offer modern-day pilgrims a window into ancient traditions that still permeate Japanese culture today. This itinerary offers a solid mix of natural beauty, palpable history, and fascinating culture. After a long day of forest bathing, be sure to take part in a more relaxing pilgrimage ritual: soaking in the day’s adventures with a soothing dip in an onsen, or hot spring.
Keio Plaza Hotel – Luxury Family Room Now On Sale
Keio Plaza Hotel

Keio Plaza Hotel’s renewed Luxury Family Rooms can comfortably accommodate up to five guests with four twin-size beds and a sofa bed. It also has two bathrooms with a walk-in shower and a soaking tub. Perfect for a family vacation and for a fun trip with your friends.

Special Packages
by InsideJapan
From day-glo cafés, video game arcades and kawaii street fashions to ancient temples, exquisite gardens and spectacular natural scenery; J-Pop & Go! is the perfect mixture of kitschy pop culture and traditional Japan. Starting from $3,575 per person twin-share.
Winter Nakasendo Trail
By Oku Japan
The Nakasendo trail linked Kyoto to Tokyo during Japan’s feudal period. It was the ‘road through the mountains’ travelled by feudal lords and their retinues, samurai warriors, merchants, and travelers. This is a small-group guided winter tour to the Nakasendo trail. Walk or snow-shoe on five days for 1-3 hours. Starting from $2,905.
6-Day Sunrise Golden Route : Tokyo/Mt. Fuji/Hakone/Kyoto/Hiroshima/Miyajima
by JTB USA Inc.

This tour package combines popular tours that visit major sightseeing locations in Japan, such as Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto, Hiroshima, and Miyajima over the span of 6 days. This tour is recommended for those visiting Japan for the first time. An English-speaking interpreter guide will lead the tour. Starting from $2,462 ~

Autumn Food

In Japan fall is one of the best times of year for food. There are quite a few delicacies that can only be enjoyed during autumn. Which one of these is a fall favorite in Japan?

A) Yakiimo/Japanese sweet potato

B) Ramen

C) Shabu Shabu/Hotpot

D) Cherries

Three lucky winners will be selected among those who answer correctly. The prize will be a set of Japanese chopsticks.

How to enter:

Enter your answer by October 20, 2022, at
Useful Travel Information
COVID-19 Advisory
Visit our advisory information page for Japan-related Coronavirus information, as well as updates regarding travel and tourism to Japan. Please check our Japan Safe Travel twitter account for live updates @JapanSafeTravel. We also operate a 24/7 hotline specifically for tourists with service in English for any questions, concerns, or emergencies at +81-50-3816-2787.

• JNTO Japan Visitors Hotline: +81-50-3816-2787 (24/7)
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