July 2012 Edition


Smiles of Japan
2011 Japan Travel Volunteer Project ebook is published!

Toy Story comes to Tokyo DisneySea®
A new ride "Toy Story Mania" makes its mark on the park.

Amanohashidate New Audio Pen
The city of Amanohashidate is now renting new tourism audio guide pens for travels.

Hakuba Summer Youtube Video
Be sure to watch this new youtube video uploaded by Hakuba Tourism.

Special Japan Mythology Website
Shimane Prefecture Tourism has released a new website for travelers interested in ancient Japanese mythology.

Niseko releases new Travel Directory
Want to get your ski on this winter or plan a meeting in Niseko, Hokkaido then this new product directory is for you!

New Luxury Cruise Train - Seven Stars Kyushu
A new cruising train will roll out of the yard starting October 2013.

Seven Bank Money Transfer Services
Your client strapped for cash in Japan? Take advantage of Seven Bank's partnership with Western Union!

New smart card and airport pass for Kansai
JR West is offering a new combo package including transport for Kansai International and a pre-loaded ICOCA smart card.

Nankai Special Access Tickets
New discount tickets available for Nankai Railway in Kansai.

Repair of Phoenix Hall
National Treasure and World Heritage site Byodoin Temple will undergo roof repairs.

Enjoying Tokyo Station - First Avenue Tokyo Station
Be introduced to one of the retail and gourmet spots of the massive Tokyo Station.

New Tourism Websites
List of new & renewed tourism pages for Japan Travel.

New Electronic Brochures
List of new online resources and newsletters for Japan Travel.

Daily Updates on JNTO Websites
As always be sure to keep watch on the JNTO North American and Global webpages for daily or weekly updates of Japan Travel news.


Enjoy Japan's picturesque summer!
JNTO President Ryoichi Matsuyama speaks about the summer travel season in Japan.


This month we are featuring some places in the countryside of Japan where you can enjoy a great fall bounty of food and also the brilliant colors of nature. Click here for the full feature or go right to the individual passes using the table below.

Utsunomiya City Shiga Prefecture Mie Prefecture


Event Calendar
Festivals, Events and Conventions taking place in Japan from August to October.


Tours from JNTO Partners
Summer changes to fall, send you clients to Japan to enjoy a brilliant fall!


New Hotel Information
More and More specials from our Hotel Partners.


Airline Deals and Press Releases
The Japan bound airlines just keep ramping up the service and route offerings, don't miss out!


JNTO and Japanese Community Events in America
A couple of community events happing in the next coming months, be sure to check with your local Japan Consulate or Community Association for events in your area.