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Springtime cuisine with Cantonese twist

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Mar 7, 2019

Springtime cuisine with Cantonese twist

Spring is a time of celebration in Japan, and the Royal Park Hotel knows all about celebrations. Available now until April 30, the hotel's basement-floor Chinese restaurant Kei-ka-en is hosting head chef Daisaku Arimoto's Full Bloom Celebration Dinner Course for guests to experience the flavors, ...

Travel | G20 host cities special Mar 5, 2019

Prime Minister's message

Japan has finally assumed the G20 presidency for the very first time. Japan will host the G20 Osaka Summit on June 28 and 29. In addition to the G20 member countries, we will also welcome leaders of invited guest countries and head of invited ...

A vibrant landscape of cultural dynamism

Travel | G20 host cities special Mar 5, 2019

A vibrant landscape of cultural dynamism

With a history of about 1,400 years and long flourishing as a commercial center, Osaka is never boring, with its mix of traditional and contemporary attractions. Among them are Osaka Castle, Tsutenkaku Tower and the 300-meter-tall Abeno Harukas, the country's tallest building. These and other ...

Premium produce, delicious dishes

Travel | G20 host cities special Mar 5, 2019

Premium produce, delicious dishes

Niigata, which will host the Agriculture Ministers' Meeting on May 11 and 12, is known for many things, but premier Koshihikari rice is likely the prefecture's most notable product. The brand is long loved and known as one of the tastiest varieties in Japan, cultivated ...

Japan's lively 'gateway to Asia'

Travel | G20 host cities special Mar 5, 2019

Japan's lively 'gateway to Asia'

Fukuoka, the biggest city in Kyushu and considered a gateway to Asia with its historical and geographical background, is a lively metropolis that has both urban and countryside charm with its fantastic shopping, eateries and abundant nature to explore. The city will be the host ...

Iconic mountain atop scientific attractions

Travel | G20 host cities special Mar 5, 2019

Iconic mountain atop scientific attractions

The city of Tsukuba in Ibaraki Prefecture offers a unique combination of experiences for inbound travelers, capitalizing on its lush nature highlighted by famed Mount Tsukuba and an array of science facilities. Accessible via a roughly 45-minute train ride from central Tokyo, the city will ...

Resort town links East with West

Travel | G20 host cities special Mar 5, 2019

Resort town links East with West

Karuizawa, just an hour away by shinkansen from central Tokyo, is a longtime vacation destination for international residents living in the metropolitan area, whether it's to get away from the city's summer heat or experience its beautiful nature in milder seasons. The Nagano Prefecture town ...

Picturesque nature on and off the slopes

Travel | G20 host cities special Mar 5, 2019

Picturesque nature on and off the slopes

Breathtaking scenery, world-class ski resorts and thrilling seasonal activities have made Kutchan, Hokkaido Prefecture, a top destination for travelers. It's thus fitting that from Oct. 25 to 26, Kutchan will host the Tourism Ministers' Meeting. With this year's meeting placing Kutchan in the spotlight, there's ...