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"Your Japan 2020" campaign for free air tickets to local areas, large discounts and more!
 
2020 is the year that the Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held in Tokyo. We are offering memorable experiences and great travel deals nationwide, including exclusive public openings, Japan-first special events, free air tickets to local areas, and large discounts. Learn more!
 
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Snowboarder on Snow
 
The Ultimate Guide to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics
 
Visit our new website dedicated to information about travel to and during the 2020 Summer Olympic & Paralympic Games. Plan your once-in-a-lifetime trip to Japan this year.
 
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Tokyo Rainbow Bridge
 
Everything You Need to Know Before Visiting Tohoku
 
Tohoku, Japan, is blissfully untouched by modern life, giving way to authentic and wholly unique experiences that typical American travelers—accustomed to flashy images of Tokyo's energetic urban sprawl—might not ordinarily associate with Japan.
 
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Natural Snowy Hotspring
 
See the Cherry Blossoms in Tohoku
 
North of Japan's largest island, Honshu, is the Tohoku region. The Tohoku region is a beautiful place made up of six prefectures full of lush forests, natural hot springs and culinary delights. Tohoku will never disappoint travelers in search of an idyllic countryside escape especially in spring.

Here are some of Tohoku's best Cherry Blossom viewing places that you cannot miss this spring.
 
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Useful Travel Information
Train in Japan
 
Japan for First Time Travelers
 
The wonders of Japan are closer than you think. With over 350 direct flights from the U.S. to Tokyo each week, it's never been easier to visit Japan. Start planning your first Japan getaway today.
 
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Accessing Japan's Airports
 
Given Japan's remote location on the globe, your trip to the country will more than likely require a long-haul flight. The airports in Japan's major cities are very well connected with express trains, bus routes, taxi and rental car options, providing you with convenient access to your final destination. Some prior research on these options will make things even easier for your onward journey.
 
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Book Your Flights + Hotel with Japan Airlines and Save!
 
Make your dream vacation a reality this year with Japan Airlines Vacations. Travelers can enjoy great fares to over 30 exciting destinations across Japan, and additional savings when you book JAL flights and hotels together. With a wide choice of accommodation options—from affordable lodging to luxury hotels and Japanese inns—finding the perfect stay in Japan is easy!

Book your vacation today at https://us.jalvacations.jal.co.jp/
 
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TSA Precheck
 
For Travelers Concerned About Coronavirus
(COVID-19)
 
While Japan is still considered relatively safe to travel, you can 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
 
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Events in Japan
Sapporo Snow Festival
 
National Cherry Blossom Festival
 
March 20 (Fri) - April 12 (Sun), 2020

Venue: Washington, DC

Experience the beauty of the spectacular cherry blossom in Washington, DC. The festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Tokyo to Washington DC and attracts more than 1.5 million people every year. The 2020 Festival includes about three weeks of events featuring diverse and creative programs that promote traditional and contemporary art and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit. Enjoy the Blossom Kite festival, the energetic parade and the myriad of other festival activities.
 
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Sumo Wrestler
 
San Francisco/Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show
 
March 21 (Sat) - 22 (Sun), 2020

Venue: Santa Clara Convention Center

The annual San Francisco/Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show is the travel trade and consumer show where travel lovers come for boundless travel inspiration, expert information and cultural experiences. This the perfect opportunity to discover new and appealing destinations. Be sure to come and visit the Japan Booth by JNTO (Booth #1237) and meet the Japan Specialists for updated travel information on Japan.
 
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QUIZ - Did you know?
Tokyo
 
Every March through April, the blossoming of the cherry trees in Japan herald the start of spring. For a very brief period, vast regions of the country are blanketed in pink, and people from all over the world flock over to witness the phenomenon.

Do you know what the word for "Cherry Blossoms" is in Japanese?

a. Ume
b. Hanami
c. Sakura
d. Haru

Prize: Three lucky winners will be selected among those who answer correctly. The prize will be a Japanese business card case.

How to enter: Enter your answer by March 6th, 2020, at
https://jp.surveymonkey.com/r/M58J89K




Japan Travel News Letter Quiz Official Rules
 
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Nothing beats exploring a new culture on foot. Slowing down to walking pace allows you to absorb the sights and sounds in technicolor detail, helping you get under the skin of a new place. 11 Nigh Small Group Tour.
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SPECIAL PACKAGES - Accommodations
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YOKOHAMA TOKYU REI HOTEL Opening Special Rates
by Tokyu Hotels Co., Ltd.
• STANDARD QUEEN ROOM: 10,000 Yen Room Night ( Tax Inclusive) (Regular Rate: 30,000 Yen Room Night)
• STANDARD TWIN ROOM: 13,000 Yen Room Night (Tax Inclusive) (Regular Rate: 33,000 Yen Room Night)
Offer available from 4/7/20 to 6/30/20. (Blackout Dates: from April 28, 2020 through May 5, 2020)
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