VOL. 85 January 2023
Wintertime Activities in Japan
Mt Fuji
Japan, one of the most mountainous countries in the world, is not surprisingly one of the snowiest. The central and northern areas of Japan are regularly blanketed with snow up to depths of several feet in winter. Japan is one of the most popular destinations in the world for lovers of winter sports!
Art and Natural Splendor Await at the Hakone Open-Air Museum
This venerable museum showcases paintings and sculptures by some of the world’s most influential artists, from Henry Moore to Auguste Rodin and more. A special highlight of the museum is its Picasso Pavilion, where nearly 320 of the Spanish master's works are displayed on a rotating basis.
A Night of Food and Culture in Hiroshima
Kurikoma Mountain in Miyagi
Join a private guided food excursion for an immersive nighttime experience in Hiroshima. Enjoy local delicacies featuring fresh seafood, grilled plates, and slow-cooked, melt-in-your-mouth foods with rich flavors unique to Hiroshima cuisine.
See More of Tokyo with THE TOKYO PASS
THE TOKYO PASS is a smartphone app that facilitates admission to around 40 museums, art galleries, gardens, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, and other cultural facilities in Tokyo. It is now available for overseas travelers visiting Japan; together with the pass they can also purchase the "Tokyo Subway Ticket" which allows unlimited rides on all subways in Tokyo.
Special Packages
Nakasendo Trail
by Oku Japan
From Tokyo, visit the “road through the mountains” once traveled by feudal lords, staying in traditional country inns, enjoying exquisite regional cuisine and soak in natural hot springs before ending in Kyoto. Starting from 4,420 per person.
Secrets of Shikoku
By Inside Japan
A world apart from the crowded pavements and neon-spangled skyscrapers of the big cities; Shikoku boasts stunning natural beauty, from hidden valleys and untouched rivers to mountains and jagged coastlines. Starting from $5,499 per person. (Twin Share)
Sakura Special 10 Days
by Destination Japan by H.I.S. International Tours

4 fixed departure dates: March 24, 28, April 1 and 5. Discover the iconic cities and the awe-inspiring natural beauty of Japan on a splendid 10-day tour that won’t break the bank. Stop off in spectacular Tokyo, experience the serenity of Mount Fuji, and bask in the aching beauty of Kyoto before losing yourself in the bustle of the Dotonbori district in trendy Osaka. Starting from $1,290 per person.

Autumn Food

Japan’s cold snowy winters are the perfect time to enjoy a nice hot bath in the onsen. Even the monkeys at Jigokudani park enjoy a soak! What other animal receives a spa treatment in Japan?

A) Tanuki/Racoon Dogs

B) Foxes

C) Capybara

D) Wild Boar

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 January 24, 2023, at
Useful Travel Information
We Welcome You to Visit Japan
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!
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)
• JNTO Japan Official Travel App:
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