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Japan. Endless Discovery. JTS Bulletin News
VOL. 89 March 2022
Love Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto? Try Tohoku.
Aomori Nebuta Festival
There’s no doubt that Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto’s foods, activities, and artisan traditions are beloved, but beyond these three cities, there’s a wealth of kindred experiences that await in Japan’s otherworldly northeast region, Tohoku. Consider Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto an entry-point into what can be found in lesser-known, though no less accessible, corners of the country.
The Secrets of Japan’s Seto Inland Sea
Seto island
While many travelers set their sights on Japan’s Golden Route – Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto, and Osaka – a wealth of quieter, culturally rich experiences lie beyond those big-ticket stops. The pristine temples, island vibes, and natural beauty of Japan’s Seto Inland Sea make a worthy addition to any traveler’s itinerary.
The Allure of Tohoku, Japan: A Comprehensive Travel Guide for a Chance to Win a $300 eGilf Card.
This informative guide takes visitors on an introductory journey through Japan’s Tohoku region. Tohoku offers the perfect off-the-beaten-path vacation that blends relaxation with immersive Japanese experiences. Browse through these pages to learn how Tohoku will top your clients’ list as a most desired travel destination.
Japan’s Number One Location for Wisteria Flowers in the Spring
Ashikaga Flower Park
Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi prefecture is well known for its nighttime lights and flower viewing for the wisteria that blooms over a wide area from late April to mid-May. It also holds the Spring Flower Festival showcasing tens of thousands of tulips and cherry blossoms in full bloom.
Manners: Do’s and Don’ts When Visiting Japan
Nagasaki Lantern Festival
From table manners to train etiquette, it can be hard to remember the social rules in Japan. Here is a quick guide to the need-to-know do's and don'ts so that you can blend in with the locals when you visit Japan next time.
New Japan Airlines Flight Schedules From North America
North America Flight Schedules - updated through May 2022
Japan Airlines (JAL) is pleased to announce flight schedules between North America and Japan through May 2022. Starting from April, JAL’s flight frequency between New York–Haneda will increase to six days a week, offering your clients more travel options. And, guests flying with JAL can enjoy greater peace of mind when traveling with enhanced JAL FlySafe initiatives and hygiene measures at the airport and onboard.
Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo’s 70th Anniversary Celebrations Commence with Cherry Blossom Season
Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo
Japan is known to have not four, but 24 individual seasonal divisions. Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo has created different experiences and events for seven of these seasons, starting with the cherry blossom season.
Our One Journey, Two Capitals offer, combines The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo and Kyoto
Enjoy luxurious accommodations at The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo and The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto and let us curate a unique experience to explore the two fascinating capitals of Japan. This specially crafted experience will also include escorted transfer to the train station, unique amenities, and coordination of fascinating cultural activities.
  • 2 nights Deluxe or Suite accommodations in each hotel
  • Daily breakfast for two
  • Transfer to the train station- escorted service to the platform, one time
  • Special amenities
  • Uniquely curated cultural activities (additional fee applies)
Package must be secured at both Tokyo and Kyoto hotels and reservation needs to be made separately at each hotel.
Terms and Conditions:
  • This package is valid for 2 people, subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other offer.
  • Advance 48 hour reservations are required.
  • Rates do not apply to groups/wholesale bookings.
  • Rates listed are per room, per night, single or double occupancy, and exclusive of taxes and service charges.
  • Escorted transfer is limited to the train station only and cannot be substituted for other destinations, charges apply for additional guests.
To secure your booking, contact us at: rc.tokyo.1journey2capitals@ritzcarlton.com
10% commissionable to agencies with valid IATA.
Useful Travel Information
COVID-19 Advisory
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: https://www.jnto.go.jp/smartapp/eng/about.html
Publisher: Japan National Tourism Organization
URL: www.japan.travel/en/us

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