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Japan’s 10 Major Nightscape Cities in 2018

| Fukuoka News, Hokkaido News, Hyogo News, Kanagawa News, Kyoto News, Kyushu News, Nagasaki News, Ranking, Reports, Shizuoka News, Shizuoka Reports, Tokyo News, Tourism Reports | 10/29/2018

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Nagasaki, Sapporo and Kitakyushu City are selected as The New Japan’s Three Major Nightscape Cities in 2018

Date: Oct 8, 2018
Source: YCVB

YCVB (General incorporated association YAKEI Convention & Visitors Bureau), working on the tourism industry in Japan, has announced “New Japan’s Three Major Nightscape Cities”.

“Nightscape Summit 2018 in Sapporo” was held in Sapporo City on October 5, 2018, and three cities, Nagasaki City, Sapporo City and Kitakyushu City, were selected as the “New Japan’s Three Major Nightscape Cities” by YCVB. The certification is every 3 years, Nagasaki City has been chosen twice in a row, Kitakyushu City was elected for the first time.

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One of Best Places to See Fall Foliage in Japan – Nikko is particularly scenic in the autumn when the maples and oaks turn crimson and gold

| Reports, Tochigi Reports, Tourism Reports | 10/21/2018

Ryuzu Waterfall in Nikko

Autumn Foliage In Japan: Nikko Is The Place … Especially For Anime Fans!

Come View Spectacular Ambers and Ochres throughout Nikko, including Irohazaka Winding Road, Setting of the Popular Road Racing Manga/Anime Series “Initial D.” And, check-out the new Nikko Pass and Cycle Sharing Program!

Date: Sep 5, 2018
Source: Tobu Railway Group

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2018 Japan Heritage Designation List in Kanagawa and Shizuoka Prefectures

| Japanese Culture & Traditional, Reports, Shizuoka Reports, Tourism Reports | 08/08/2018

Hakone Old Road

In Travellers’ Footsteps on Ancient Cobblestone Roads – A Distant Edo Journey Following the Hakone Hachiri Route

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The Tokaido Hakone Hachiri is a route that runs East to West straight through the mountains of Hakone and is portrayed in songs and poems as having a harsh environment. This Hakone Hachiri highway was the main trunk route during the Edo Period and the most magnificent cobblestone road in Japan at the time was laid to help with all the traffic that passed through.

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Enjoy Japanese Shaved Ice “Kakigori” Using Natural Ice in Nikko’s Summer 2018!

| Foods and Drinks News, News, Tochigi News, Tochigi Reports, Tourism Reports, Travel and Tourism News | 07/13/2018

Nikko Coffee Goyoteidori's Shaved Ice

Summer Treat in Nikko, Japan: Natural, Hand-Crafted Shaved Ice “Kakigōri” Cool Off and Quench Your Thirst!

Date: June 24, 2018
Source: Tobu Railway Co., Ltd.

NIKKO, Japan – June 24, 2018 – Nikko, an area just less than two hours north of Tokyo on the Limited Express Tobu-railway line, has been famous in Japan for more than a century, providing a respite for cooling off and immersing in nature, during Tokyo’s hot and humid summers.

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Tokyo chosen as the Best Foodie Destinations and ranked second place in the cities of world – 1st: Paris, 2nd: Tokyo, 3rd: Rome

| Awards and Honors, Foods and Drinks Reports, Reports, Tourism Reports | 06/23/2018

Japanese-Cuisine

Eat Your Way Around The World – Hotels.com Reveals The Best Foodie Destinations

Date: Jun 19, 2018
Source: Hotels.com

DALLAS, June 19, 2018 – Paris (27%), Tokyo (23%) and Rome (22%) have topped a list of the hottest spots on earth for foodies, according to the Hotels.com® Tasty Travels* report.

Paying tribute to these delicious destinations, Hotels.com has collaborated with food artist Carl Warner to bring foodies’ favorite hangouts to life, using each city’s famous food ingredients – Parisian buildings made of cheese, the Pantheon made of pasta and Mount Fuji made of seaweed. Every city looks good enough to eat.

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2018 Japan Heritage Designation List in Tochigi Prefecture

| Japanese Culture & Traditional, Reports, Tourism Reports | 06/14/2018

Subterranean Labyrinth - Kaneiriyama Quarry Site

Discover a Secret Subterranean Labyrinth – Utsunomiya and Oya Stone Culture

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It is difficult to tell how far and how deep the chilled caverns of this labyrinth reach. Columns stand in neat rows and the light glowing from lamps and shadows created form continuous layers within this immense space. As you wind your way between the columns, the same light spreads out before you, making you lose your sense of direction.

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2018 Japan Heritage Designation List in Yamagata Prefecture

| Japanese Culture & Traditional, Reports, Tourism Reports | 06/12/2018

02- Yama-dera Temple

Safflower Culture Supported by Yama-dera Temple

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Yama-dera Temple is located in scenic surroundings of dense forest and fantastically shaped rocks, and is reached by climbing up stone steps. It was at this mountain temple that safflower cultivation and trade began, bringing great wealth and rich culture to the area.

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2018 Japan Heritage Designation List in Hokkaido Prefecture

| Japanese Culture & Traditional, Reports, Tourism Reports | 06/12/2018

02 Kamuikotan

Kamikawa Ainu in Coexistence with Kamui – Traditional World of the Gods at the Foot of Mt. Daisetsu

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The Kamikawa indigenous Ainu people reside at the foot of the magnificent yet austere Mt. Daisetsu in coexistence with the gods, known as Kamui in the Ainu language. They tell of the legend of the battle between evil spirits and heroic gods in the huge gorge located here that has roaring rapids and unusual geological formations. This is a sacred site for the Kamikawa Ainu, worshipped as a place of the gods.

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In Nikko which is about two hours from Tokyo, there are still many Japanese charm that you do not know

| News, Tochigi News, Tochigi Reports, Tourism Reports, Travel and Tourism News | 05/17/2018

Nikko - SUP Adventure Plan

Outdoor Activity Trips to Enjoy in Nikko, in the Suburbs of Tokyo

- Fully Experience the Rich Natural Splendors that Resulted in Japan’s Ancient Mountain Worship -

Date: March 28, 2018
Source: Tobu Railway Co., Ltd.

Nikko, at roughly two hours from Tokyo, abounds with both the shrines and temples that are World Cultural Heritage Sites and other buildings rich with historical significance. Hot springs can be enjoyed year-round. In all respects, it is a booming tourist destination, popular among travelers.

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Japan’s local rail company TOBU collaborate with travel agency Beauty of Japan to develop travel service for foreign tourists

| News, Tochigi Reports, Tokyo News, Tourism Reports, Travel and Tourism News | 09/05/2017

Lake Chuzenji in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture

Tobu Railway and BOJ (BEAUTY OF JAPAN) Strengthen Product Development Targeting Tourists from Europe, the US, and Australia

Date: September 04, 2017
Source: Tobu Railway Co., Ltd.

TOKYOTobu Railway Co., Ltd. (TOKYO: 9001) (Head office: Sumida-ku, Tokyo, President: Yoshizumi Nezu, hereinafter, Tobu Railway) and BOJ Inc. (Head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, President: Takahiro Noguchi, hereinafter, BEAUTY OF JAPAN) have concluded a capital and business alliance agreement for strengthening the planning and sales of tours, which utilize sightseeing resources along the Tobu Line, targeting inbound tourists from Europe, the US, and Australia.

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