Kyoto gives foreign tourists a polite push on manners

National Sep 30, 2019

Kyoto gives foreign tourists a polite push on manners

Tourists from overseas at a popular sightseeing spot in Kyoto are being reminded of etiquette via their smartphones in a pilot project that began Monday, after local residents complained about behavior such as taking pictures of geisha and their apprentice maiko without permission. The test ...

Narita Airport's electronic customs gates open to foreign visitors

National Aug 28, 2019

Narita Airport's electronic customs gates open to foreign visitors

Tokyo Customs on Tuesday started to make electronic customs declaration gates at Narita International Airport available to foreign nationals visiting Japan. The move came in response to the increasing number of foreign visitors ahead of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics next summer. Previously, only Japanese ...