Okayama Korakuen Garden enjoys rebound in tourism

Jun 5, 2016

Okayama Korakuen Garden enjoys rebound in tourism

Visitors to Korakuen Garden in Okayama, one of the nation’s top three Japanese gardens, exceeded 800,000 for the first time in 15 years, thanks to a surge in tourism and events to lure young people. Attendance hit 817,260 in fiscal 2015 ended in March. ...

Plans afoot to curb traffic congestion caused by tour buses

Jan 27, 2016

Plans afoot to curb traffic congestion caused by tour buses

The Japan Tourism Agency is hoping to reduce traffic congestion caused by a growing number of sightseeing buses taking tourists on shopping sprees. Under a trial to begin in April, the agency has said it will first target particularly congested districts in central Tokyo, ...

European tourists stabbed in Egypt in stable condition

Jan 9, 2016

European tourists stabbed in Egypt in stable condition

An Egyptian hospital official says two Austrians and a Swede stabbed at an Egyptian Red Sea resort were only lightly wounded and are in stable condition. The official, who requested anonymity in line with regulations, identified the victims as Renata and Wilhelm Weisslein, both ...

Dec 30, 2015

Sales brisk for large tourist buses in Japan

Sales of large tourist buses in Japan have been strong on the back of the growing number of foreign visitors to the country. The sale of new buses, including scheduled transport buses, in January-November that can seat 30 or more passengers came to 4,816 ...