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Japan. Endless Discovery. JTS Bulletin News
VOL. 84 March 2022
Tracing Japan’s Cherry Blossom Peak Across the Country
Cherry Blossom & Castle
Images of cherry blossoms endure in Japanese culture and grace everything from fabrics and home decor to modern art, anime, and literature. But there’s nothing quite like seeing Japan’s enchanting cherry trees in full bloom. The delicate pink blossoms appear from south to north across the 2,400-mile country. The flowers’ peak lasts for only about two weeks in each area, which is why they’ve become symbolic of the brevity of life. But their arrival also signals spring’s optimism and renewal. Here are three great places to fete the nation’s favorite flower.
Find the Backdrop for Your Next Adventure
Japan Adventure
Adventure Travel in Japan is an opportunity to experience the country on a deeper level, beyond the usual tourist sights. Take part in immersive cultural experiences and memorable, exciting activities, spending time in the sprawling natural landscapes covered in seasonal color.

Going from north to south across the islands, Japan showcases a range of charming travel locations for any sports enthusiast. Any number of recreational activities can be found throughout the country, giving you a way to get physical while engaging in the outdoor beauty that each region has to offer. Embrace your sporty spirit and come challenge your limits in Japan.
2023 Adventure Travel World Summit in Hokkaido
The 2023 Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS), the annual travel industry event hosted by the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), will be held in Hokkaido, Japan from September 11 through 14, 2023. This will be the first ATWS on the Asian continent, signaling the importance of Japan as a major player in adventure tourism, as well as the growing global opportunities for adventure travel.

The ATTA’s annual Summit event draws hundreds of industry professionals from around the world for several days of educational programming, a marketplace, ample time for one-on-one networking including a focused session with attending media, and exploration of the host destination.
The Efforts for Sustainable Travel in Kyoto
Kyoto City has been taking top initiatives in promoting the “Sustainable Development Goals” (SDGs), incorporating the SDGs' principles into projects in diverse fields, including the City's Master Plan that will be implemented over five years starting from 2021. In January 2019, The Nikkei (a Japanese newspaper company) announced its survey of the local governments' SDGs benchmarks, and among them, Kyoto ranked No.1, and No.2 for the following survey announced in January 2021!
Promising Prestigious Stays with Elegant Rooms and Superb Service
Capitol Hotel Tokyu
by the Capitol Hotel Tokyu
from JPY46,700 + taxes and service charges

Located in the heart of Tokyo and honored with a Five-Star rating by Forbes Travel Guide, the Capitol Hotel Tokyu has been certified as a "Legend Collection" property by "Preferred Hotels & Resorts." This graceful building with modern flare and traditional Japanese subtleties was designed by famed architect Kengo Kuma
Okinawa Prince Hotel Ocean View Ginowan Grand Opening: 2022.4.12
Okinawa Prince Hotel Ocean View Ginowan swimming pool
A location that looks out on the Ginowan Marina, one of Okinawa’s largest yacht harbors, with the sails of the ships heightening the resort experience.

In addition to a view of the Ginowan Marina, the Ginowan Seaside Park is within walking distance, offering an outdoor theater that acts as a venue for concerts as well as the Tropical Beach, a lively spot for marine sports. The city of Naha is about 20 minutes away by car, and American Village is about 10 minutes away by car, making the hotel a convenient base for shopping and sightseeing.
Ryukyu Hotel & Resort Nashiro Beach Grand Opening: 2022.7.23
Ryukyu Hotel & Resort Nashiro Beach
The birth of a resort where you can find "the finest and most elegant" experiences.

It is a supreme space and elegantly decorated hotel about 20 minutes south of Naha Airport by car. You can expect to see the blue sea and the famous white sand beach that stretches across the resort. There are 6 types of pools that you can enjoy, and a club lounge that promises a luxury stay. The extravagant cuisine of the nine restaurants featured in the resort promise new delights and culinary experiences. The beautiful sunset over the tropical sea that can be seen from the guest rooms is surely going to be the highlight of your trip. "The best resort for adults who want to play gracefully" will be born this summer.
Special Packages
WFH: Working from Hotel (Sakura Sensation)
by Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo

Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo welcomes you to your Tokyo Oasis. It is the season of the year again. Experience the Hotel in the Clouds during the Sakura (Cherry-blossom) season. The garden is also lit up with 1,000 LED lights and it is the only time for you to experience Yozakura Unkai (Night Sakura with the Sea of Clouds). You may want to consider your next Workation/Bleisure trip in Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo.

【Workcation/Bleisure in Superior】
  • Stay 14 nights or more and receive 25% OFF
  • 10,000 yen worth of hotel credit
  • Complimentary wi-fi
  • Flexible cancellation policy
For more information visit here.

【The safety policies of Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo】
Winning of the “Eco Mark Award 2021 Excellent Prize”
by Palace Hotel Tokyo

Palace Hotel Tokyo acquired Eco Mark certification in 2021. The newly established sustainability concept "Hospitality for the Future" includes not only environmental aspects, but also responses to various social issues listed in the SDGs, such as diversity and contribution to local communities. Based on this concept, new initiatives such as regular donations to children's cafeterias have been born, and Palace Hotel Tokyo will continue to evolve in the future.

The point of this award is the continuity of accelerating efforts with a consistent attitude without getting tired of it, as well as the foresight that started the efforts before the world made a big turn to the environment. In addition, it is sustainable in daily work, such as displaying posters in the employee area, disseminating information on the in-house intranet "Sustainability Liaison Committee" page, and holding "Meat Free Monday" that provides an opportunity to think about meat eating in the employee cafeteria. The good communication with employees, which makes it commonplace to consider sexuality, was also shining.
Publisher: Japan National Tourism Organization
URL: www.japan.travel/en/us

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