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  • 2020/3/17 Disaster information app "Safety tips" now supports 14 languages
  • 2019/4/3 Why not use “Safety tips”, the app developed by the Japan Tourism Agency, for up-to-date disaster information?
  • 2019/3/29 Reception of the WTTC Global Champion Award for Crisis Preparedness, Management & Recovery
  • 2019/2/28 Overnight Travel Statistics Survey (second preliminary report for December 2018, first preliminary report for January 2019, annual value (preliminary) for 2018)
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Takehara Station ~ Enjoy Takehara's tasteful townscape and the calm Seto Inland Sea!

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Onomichi Station - Onomichi City Relaxing Walking Course

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If night view specialist Motou Marumaru were to guide visitors to the night views of Hiroshima, he would...

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Feel the wind by cycling with superb views

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Kyudo Experience Dojo SHA-RAKU

Hiroshima's only archery experience store where you can experience Japanese archery. This is a shop that revived the traditional Yaba style by incorporating the elements of Kyudo into a modern version. You can feel the history and activities of Hiroshima before the war, and regardless of age, gender, nationality, or experience, you can casually enjoy traditional Japanese culture and archery. The sensation of actually shooting an arrow, the difficulty of hitting the target, and the exhilarating feeling of hitting the target, are a joy that only those who have experienced it can understand. Awarded 4th place in the "Popular Experience (General)" category of "2022 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best Tour Activities" announced by TripAdvisor.

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A large gorge located in the Nishi-Chugoku Mountains Quasi-National Park, with a total length of approximately 16 kilometers, where you can enjoy one of the most condensed canyon beauties in western Japan. There are many attractions within the gorge, including ``Kurobuchi'', ``Sarutobi'', ``Nidan Falls'', and ``Sandan Falls''. It is also famous for its autumn leaves (from late October to late November). There are two ferries within Sandankyo Gorge, ``Kurobuchi'' and ``Sarutobi'', and the view from the ferries is different from that from the promenade. *Nidan Falls can only be accessed by riding the Sarutobi ferry. There are also two therapy roads within Sandankyo. Kayaking and SUP are also popular, and there are plenty of activities to enjoy the great outdoors. For the latest information on the walking areas of the Sandankyo promenade, please see below.

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Orizuru Tower

An origami wall filled with thoughts and prayers for peace. From the observation space, you can see two world heritage sites at the same time.

This facility is located to the east of the World Heritage Site, the Atomic Bomb Dome, and you can feel the weight and desire for peace through the changes in the cityscape before the atomic bombing, after the atomic bombing, and now. From the observation space on the wooden deck, you can see Hiroshima's two world heritage sites at the same time, including Peace Memorial Park, the Atomic Bomb Dome, and even Mt. Misen on Miyajima on a clear day. You can also fold orizuru paper made exclusively for Orizuru Tower and throw it into Orizuru Tower's symbol, the Orizuru Wall. Please join us in the "Orizuru Wall," which is a collection of thoughts and prayers for peace gathered from all over the world. There is also a product store with locally loved souvenirs and a cafe where you can enjoy Hiroshima ingredients.

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Ini Rice Terraces

The original scenery of Japan, which is highly evaluated in the United States

Inihito's rice terraces were selected as the only "100 selections of rice terraces" by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries from Hiroshima Prefecture in July 1999. The Ini Rice Terraces Experience Meeting in spring and autumn also serves as a place to inherit traditional farming methods, such as planting old rice and drying harvested rice for the purpose of interacting with urban residents. In the WEB news special feature "Japan's 36 most beautiful places" of the American news broadcasting station "CNN", in Hiroshima prefecture, along with the world cultural heritage "Itsukushima Shrine", Akiota Town " Ini Rice Terraces ”was selected. Why don't you immerse yourself in the original scenery of Japan that has been recognized around the world?

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On the Hiroshima-Kure-Matsuyama route, the ship "Sea Paseo", which is based on the image of "Minna no Park, where you can enjoy the movement of the Seto Inland Sea," is in service. We have prepared various seat arrangements so that you can relax as you wish on board. Since I don't feel the sea breeze on the deck, I devised a way to enjoy the scenery of the Seto Inland Sea more comfortably.

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Kintaikyo Bridge

One of the three famous bridges in Japan, a five-storied wooden arch bridge over the clear stream Nishikigawa

One of Japan's three famous bridges, a five-storied wooden arch bridge over the clear stream Nishikigawa. Founded in 1673 by Hiroyoshi Kikkawa, the lord of the Iwakuni domain, the structure of the arched bridge is elaborate and original, and it is said to be impeccable even from the viewpoint of modern bridge engineering. As the name "Nishiki" suggests, you can enjoy the colorful scenery of the four seasons, with cherry blossoms in the spring, night views of cormorant fishing and fireworks in the summer, colored leaves in the fall, and snow makeup in the winter.

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  • Building a good relationship with neighbor countries such as PR of China, Korea and Taiwan. JTTA also supported a mission for visiting Seoul and Beijing which involved more than 3000 people. Moreover, JTTA has the role as the organizer in Japan for International Travel Fair Taipei, which is the biggest travel expo in Taiwan.
  • Working as a window and Secretary General in Japan for WTTC activity since 2012.

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For hundreds of years, the Tokaido highway connecting Tokyo and Kyoto has flourished as an essential transportation route. Today the Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train follows roughly the same route. It takes about one hour to travel from Tokyo to Shizuoka, and one-and-a-half hours from Shizuoka to Kyoto. If you step off the Shinkansen at Shizuoka, you can enjoy the magnificent view of Mt. Fuji and experience a slower pace of Japanese life unlike anything in the major metropolitan regions. Shizuoka Prefecture, which stretches from east to west, can be divided into the Izu region, which is centered on the Izu Peninsula and its majestic nature; the Fuji region spreading out at the foot of Mt. Fuji; the central region, which extends from Shizuoka City to the unexplored areas of Oku-oi; and the western region, which is centered on Hamamatsu City and Lake Hamana. Be sure to check out the features of each region and the main sightseeing attractions for your trip.

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Surrounded by the sea on all sides, Japan has developed its own original culture, and traditionally, its people respect nature and value the changing of the seasons. Japan is a tourist-friendly country renowned for its level of safety, and for having an efficient, reliable public transportation system. The Japanese people are peaceful and have a generally calm nature. In Japan, each city has its own unique character. For example, Tokyo is the political, economic, and cultural center of Japan, while Kyoto has its own unique traditional culture and many famous World Heritage Sites. Why don’t you find a “ryokan” (Japanese-style inn) or a hotel, and relax while experiencing local Japanese culture?

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In Japan, people have traditionally used hot springs for therapeutic purposes, a practice called "toji." Toji has for generations been a common way to recuperate from illnesses, ailments and injuries, and involves staying at a hot spring ryokan surrounded by abundant nature. This affords a tremendously relaxing time. We will introduce you to some great hot springs, ryokans, and hotels across Japan.

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Sophisticated Japanese cuisine that reflects the season

“Washoku” is a cuisine that originated in Japan and is prepared using local ingredients. Rice, vegetables and fish are some of the basic ingredients of washoku, and now popular Japanese dishes such as sushi, sashimi, tempura, and soba are well known overseas. Recently, UNESCO designated Japanese cuisine as a World Intangible Cultural Heritage. Please enjoy flavorful Japanese cuisine prepared in a ryokan or a hotel using fresh local ingredients. Just like ryokans, city hotels meet the various needs of guests from overseas through the meticulous service which typifies Japan.

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In addition to Japanese ryokans with their focus on “omotenashi”, there are also ordinary hotels which offer high functionality. Located in major cities like Sapporo, Sendai, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima, and Fukuoka, these hotels are clean and bright, offer well-equipped guest rooms and improved security systems to protect the privacy of their guests, and provide a very comfortable stay. Just like ryokans, city hotels meet the various needs of guests from overseas through the meticulous service which typifies Japan.

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Japan tourism agency to promote gastronomy tourism

The Japan Tourism Agency plans to offer subsidies to develop travel products combining culinary and traditional cultural experiences in rural areas.

The Japan Tourism Agency plans to support the development of tourism programs focusing on regional food cultures in fiscal 2024, hoping to attract foreign tourists to rural areas.

It will pay subsidies to travel companies and others to help cover the costs of establishing facilities that accommodate such tours, sources said.

Gastronomy tourism is becoming increasingly popular among wealthy travelers worldwide, with opportunities to sample local cuisines, which in turn can contribute to the efforts in many rural areas to promote local delicacies and other foods on offer.

It is possible to develop travel products combining culinary and traditional cultural experiences in which participants spend over ¥1 million ($6,700), according to the sources.

To facilitate the development of such products, the agency will provide up to ¥50 million in subsidies per applicant to support the establishment of bases for collecting food ingredients such as wild plants and allowing tour participants to have local cultural experiences.

Subsidy recipients will also be allowed to use the money to run ads for gastronomy tour products on foreign travel websites and develop food menus using local ingredients.

Among municipalities promoting tours highlighting local ingredients is Nagiso, Nagano Prefecture, where visitors are introduced to traditional local crafts and cuisine unique to the Kiso Mountains, also called Japan's Central Alps.

In Miura, Kanagawa Prefecture, visitors can participate in tours to enjoy local seafood with a view of Mount Fuji over Sagami Bay. In Yatsushiro, Kumamoto Prefecture, tours featuring dishes made with local ginger are available.

In 2023, visitors from abroad spent a record ¥5,292.3 billion in Japan, surpassing the 2019 level of ¥4.8 trillion before the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, most tourists tend to concentrate in the country's most popular spots. The agency hopes to leverage local food cultures as a means to encourage travel in rural areas, the sources said.

The Japan Tourism Agency plans to offer subsidies to develop travel products combining culinary and traditional cultural experiences in rural areas. | Jiji

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New York – September 22, 2023: The new “U.S.-Japan Tourism Year 2024” was announced at a special event hosted by the Japan Tourism Agency (JTA) in partnership with Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) at The Glasshouse, coinciding with the UN General Assembly week in New York. The event welcomed more than 170 media, travel advisors and other related industry dignitaries to celebrate American tourism to Japan (which reached an all-time high in 2023). The celebration featured cuisine from renowned chef and restaurateur Nobu Matsuhisa, virtual performances and interactive experiences, and a panel discussion with leaders in travel media.

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The event kicked off with a demonstration from hologram performance group HITOHATA, which integrated the multitude of experiences to be had in Japan. Opening remarks were made by the Commissioner of JTA, Ichiro Takahashi, followed by  a speech from the Japanese Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Tetsuo Saito. Saito commented: "In order to expand mutual exchange, I am pleased to announce that 2024 will be designated as the U.S.-Japan Tourism Year, which will include  special events and initiatives in both countries. I would like to ask all the tourism professionals here to join us in these initiatives.”

Afterwards, both Saito and the State Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Norikazu Suzuki, led the crowd in a kagami- biraki, or ceremonial sake barrel opening to celebrate over 170 years of US-Japan relations. Alongside the regional food tasting offered at the event, famed chef Nobu introduced the intricacies of Japanese cuisine through a special video message, and "sake sommelier" Leila Miyuki Anraku introduced the seven different types of sake available to try. The President of the Japan Association of Travel Agents, Kuniharu Ebina, presented the statistics of 2019 visitor arrivals in both countries that illustrates significant presence of mutual traffic.

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Following that, JNTO highlighted Japan's tourism strengths - tying into the event experiences such as the virtual tea ceremonies - and introduced Geoffrey Weill from Geoffrey Weill Associates, who led a lively panel discussion about traveling to Japan. Weill was joined by Deputy Global Editorial Director of Condé Nast Traveler Jesse Ashlock, Deputy Editor of AFAR Katherine LaGrave, and Emmy-nominated TV personality and global culinary expert Nilou Motamed. The event concluded with a lucky draw for a free trip to Japan, chosen by former New York Yankees star Hideki Matsui.

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In a video message, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida detailed the importance of the U.S.-Japan Tourism Year 2024: "Even in New York, a hub for food connoisseurs, Japanese cuisine featuring delicious seafood, Wagyu beef, authentic shochu, and sake has been gaining popularity. However, Japan still has numerous hidden culinary gems and unique experiences that you can't find anywhere else. At this reception, I hope you'll get a glimpse of some of Japan's undiscovered charms."

For images from the event, visit: https://jnto.ent.box.com/s/49wbg8u0crktv5cq7c talt8m8fhufo6o/folder/226394071035 .

For more information about travel to Japan, visit https://www.japan.travel/en/us .

ABOUT JAPAN NATIONAL TOURISM ORGANIZATION (JNTO) As the official tourism board of Japan, JNTO seeks to inspire international travelers to visit Tokyo, Kyoto and beyond. Focusing on sustainability, diversity and preservation of its history and culture, JNTO encourages travelers to explore the country while supporting local businesses, learning about indigenous cultures, and helping conserve its natural sites.

For more information about travel to Japan, visit https://www.japan.travel/en/us or the JNTO pages on Facebook , Instagram and Youtube . To contact the New York office of the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) directly, please e-mail [email protected] .

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  3. 日本政府観光局(JNTO)

    JNTOについて 組織紹介 組織概要 理事長挨拶 JNTOの経営理念 組織一覧 沿革 JNTOロゴ・後援名義について JNTO海外事務所 SDGs達成に向けた取り組み 契約・調達 入札等公告 オープンカウンターによる調達 採用情報 新卒採用情報 キャリア採用情報 任期付職員採用情報 法令・規程 情報公開 事業計画・活動報告 中期目標・中期計画 業務実績評価 決算等報告書 JNTO役職員執筆記事 検索 よくある ご質問 賛助団体・会員 ログイン

  4. Japan National Tourism Organization

    The Japan National Tourism Organization (国際観光振興機構, Kokusai Kankō Shinkō Kikō), JNTO, provides information about Japan to promote travel to and in the country. It was established in 1964 and its headquarters are in Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo. [2] The JNTO operates Tourist Information Centers (TICs) as well as a website.

  5. Japan Tourism Agency

    This is the official website of the Japan Tourism Agency that was inaugurated on October 1, 2008.The website outlines the JTA and introduces various policies and measures to realize a tourism nation.

  6. Visiting Japan

    Japan National Tourism Organization Safety tips is an app to push notify the disaster information of Japan. Download the app from the website as follow; WEB: http://www.jnto.go.jp/safety-tips/ Japan Weather Forecast for Travelers Japan National Tourism Organization Weather forecast in English for travelers.

  7. Japan Tourism Agency

    The Japan Tourism Agency (観光庁, Kankō-chō), JTA, is an organization which was set up on October 1, 2008 as an agency of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. [4] Background of establishment

  8. Japan Travel

    Japan Travel is your official guide for local info and things to do in Japan. Find hotel, restaurant, and tour information with our Japan map or plan your next Japan trip with our tourism guides.

  9. Japan Tourism Is Back: What You Need To Know About Visiting In ...

    The numbers tell a remarkable story of recovery. In January, Japan had 1.5 million international arrivals, or about 44% fewer than the same period in 2019, according to the Japan National Tourism ...

  10. The Official Guide to Hiroshima

    Hiroshima official tourism site for travelers. Hiroshima is a treasure trove of highlights and food, with two world heritage sites, Itsukushima Shrine, the Atomic Bomb Dome, many attractive spots, seafood such as Hiroshima Japanese beef and oysters, and Hiroshima. Of course, you can't miss the okonomiyaki! It is full of recommended information for beginners and repeaters in Hiroshima ...

  11. About JNTO

    About JNTO What is JNTO ? Official Name: Japan National Tourism Organization Established: 1964 Purpose: Committed to the development of international tourism exchanges Headquarters: 1-6-4, Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0004. Activities

  12. Japan Association of Travel Agents

    Japan Association of Travel Agents About JATA Remarks by the Chairperson Vision Outline of JATA Board of Directors CSR Activities Courtesy Calls to JATA JATA International Newsletter JATA Profile JATA Privacy Policy Access Map What's new Tourism Expo Japan November 2023 Tourism EXPO Japan 2023 : The total number of visitors reached 148,062!

  13. Kyoto City Official Travel Guide

    2024.02.16 We are delighted to announce the launch of a new information page dedicated to hot springs and public baths in Kyoto! 2024.02.15 Traffic Restrictions for Kyoto Marathon 2024 on February 18th

  14. 漫遊日本

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  15. JAPAN TRAVEL AND TOURISM ASSOCIATION

    JAPAN TRAVEL AND TOURISM ASSOCIATION Country: Japan Website: http://www.nihon-kankou.or.jp/home/ Our Principles: Work to develop a tourism-oriented country through various opportunities to have the public learned on its importance and involved in activities.

  16. Shizuoka Prefecture Official Tourism Site

    Welcome to Shizuoka Prefecture. For hundreds of years, the Tokaido highway connecting Tokyo and Kyoto has flourished as an essential transportation route. Today the Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train follows roughly the same route. It takes about one hour to travel from Tokyo to Shizuoka, and one-and-a-half hours from Shizuoka to Kyoto.

  17. Japan Ryokan and Hotel Association

    Japan Ryokan and Hotel Association All the ryokans and hotels listed on this site are members of the JAPAN RYOKAN & HOTEL ASSOCIATION. All of them are certified on the basis of rigid membership criteria. We offer safe, secure and comfortable accommodation for our guests.

  18. Contact

    Contact Us General Inquiries and Brochure Requests If you have a general inquiry regarding anything Japan-related or you would like a brochure to browse through, please click HERE Link to an external site. Be aware that any information you provide may be used for analyzing and enhancing our services after removing all private information.

  19. Japan Visitor Hotline

    Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) operates a visitor hotline 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call for tourist information or assistance in the case of accidents and emergencies. Support is available in English, Chinese, and Korean. Useful Phone Numbers Most organizations have English-speaking personnel: Did this information help you? No

  20. Shirakawa-go Tourist Association

    We will present the original of Japan's traditional scenery and rural culture way of life in Shirakawago to not only in Japan but globally. Gifu Prefecture. Shirakawago sightseeing. Event information ... Shirakawa-goTourist Association SHIRAKAWA-GO.TOURIST ASSOCIATION. TEL:+81-5769-6-1013

  21. Japan Tourism Association

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  22. Japan tourism agency to promote gastronomy tourism

    Feb 18, 2024. The Japan Tourism Agency plans to support the development of tourism programs focusing on regional food cultures in fiscal 2024, hoping to attract foreign tourists to rural areas ...

  23. JNTO and JTA designates 2024 as U.S.-JAPAN TOURISM YEAR

    New York - September 22, 2023: The new "U.S.-Japan Tourism Year 2024" was announced at a special event hosted by the Japan Tourism Agency (JTA) in partnership with Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) at The Glasshouse, coinciding with the UN General Assembly week in New York.

  24. Experience Heartfelt Wellness at Nozawa Onsen: Promoting Wellness

    NOZAWA, Japan, February 22, 2024--The Nozawa Onsen Tourism Association (headquartered in Shimotakai District, Nagano Prefecture, Representative: Kenji Kono) will be proactively promoting wellness ...

  25. TJTA Thai-Japan Tourist Association

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