JR East revives Hokutosei sleeper train via Tokyo hostel

Sep 7, 2016

JR East revives Hokutosei sleeper train via Tokyo hostel

East Japan Railway Co. will open a new accommodation venture in December featuring an old Hokutosei sleeper train. To be called Train Hostel Hokutosei, it will feature compartments from the now-defunct train complete with bunk beds, JR East said. The lodging facility will be ...

Japan may exempt foreign tourists from liquor tax

Aug 21, 2016

Japan may exempt foreign tourists from liquor tax

As part of the effort to boost regional economies, the Japan Tourism Agency plans to seek an exemption for domestically produced alcoholic drinks such as sake from the liquor tax when purchased by foreign tourists, agency officials said Saturday. The agency will call for ...

Jun 10, 2016

Matsumoto Airport to open routes to three Asian destinations

Nagano Prefecture plans to start international flights at Matsumoto Airport, according to sources close to the matter. The prefectural government intends to open direct flights to East Asian destinations, such as China, South Korea and Taiwan. The prefecture also aims to increase domestic flights ...