September/October 2012 Edition



Visit Japan with HELLO KITTY
New iPhone travel app produced by JTA and Sanrio®!

Japan Photo Contest - Share your Wow!
The Japan Tourism Agency introduces and new photo contest open to everyone. Submit your pictures and vote for your favorites today!

Scuba Diving at Lake Shikotsu
Sapporo City Tourism introduces a popular diving spot just outside of the city.

JR East Free Wifi
More and more factilties in Japan are offering free Wifi, JR East introduces their latest service available at stations across Tokyo.

Hike Nikko with JR East
New free hiking even for the month of October from JR East.

Visit Japan with Visa Specials & Visa Wifi
Visa Worldwide has a new Visit Japan promotion and Wifi services available.

Tokyo Station Remodel
Tokyo Station is being remodeled in advance of its 100th anniversary. See pictures and learn the history on their Facebook page.

Hakone Sweets Collection
Odakyu Railways presents a new sweets and dessert campaign in the Hakone Area.

Tsukiji Fish Day Festival
The Famous Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo celebrated Fish Day on October 7th.

Sapporo Info - Travel App
The City of Sapporo released a new travel app for iOS and Android devices.

The Best Views in Tokyo
Listing the best views in Tokyo, other than the new Tokyo SkyTree.

Tokyo Tourism One Day Experiences
Have a free day in the big city? Check out these great activity ideas.

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.

Resource List
Take advantage of the great JNTO resources, like our free Photo Library and brochure archives!

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.


Please Enjoy the Autumn Scenery of Japan
JNTO President Ryoichi Matsuyama highlights some of the best things about fall in Japan.


This month we feature some Samurai! and a few Bonus features of great places to view the fall colors away from the frantic big cities.

Nagoya Samurai Greeters Bonus - Chichibu Bonus - Iwakuni


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


Tours from JNTO Partners
The weather turns crisp and fall is here!


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 Events in America
Travel show season will soon be upon us, come visit JNTO at these events!