Future Suica card system to facilitate inbound tourism in Japan

Apr 5, 2017

Future Suica card system to facilitate inbound tourism in Japan

Foreign tourists will be able to use Suica travel cards to check in at hotels and purchase tax-free goods under a new system developed by the government and private-sector firms. The Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry hopes to put the system it developed with ...

Row about Japan's hot-spring symbol ends in compromise

Apr 5, 2017

Row about Japan's hot-spring symbol ends in compromise

Japanese innkeepers and the industry ministry have compromised in a dispute over a plan to change an iconic pictogram for hot springs — allowing the use of both the old mark and a new one. The conflict originated from studies launched by the Ministry ...

Minimalist hotel targets tourists at Kansai International Airport

Apr 2, 2017

Minimalist hotel targets tourists at Kansai International Airport

A hotel with 153 high-end capsule-type guest rooms recently opened at Kansai International Airport in Osaka to cater mainly to foreign visitors. First Cabin Kansai Airport, located in the Aeroplaza commercial complex near Terminal 1, offers two types of rooms — one dubbed “first ...

Japan's first outdoor Legoland park opens in Nagoya

/ Apr 1, 2017

Japan's first outdoor Legoland park opens in Nagoya

Japan’s first outdoor Legoland park opened in Nagoya on Saturday, raising hopes that more tourists will visit the area and deliver an economic boom to the nation’s third-largest business region. With children’s tickets priced higher than those at Tokyo Disneyland, Legoland Japan offers various ...