Chinese tourists fueling boom in sightseeing buses

Business / Economy Jul 30, 2015

Chinese tourists fueling boom in sightseeing buses

The surge in Chinese visitors to Japan is sparking a boom in demand for tour buses to take them shopping and sightseeing. Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corp. said it has received more orders for large-sized sightseeing buses during the first half of this year ...

Travel Jun 12, 2001

Fujiya Hotel: At ease in a Miyanoshita time capsule

by Stephen Mansfield

Most visits to the Hakone area of Kanagawa Prefecture begin at the heavily touristed town itself, from where numerous well-trodden routes head off through the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park of which it is the official center. Although Hakone is jam-packed with souvenir shops and resort hotels, ...

Travel May 22, 2001

Visiting the Little Prince at Hakone

by Tony Skevington

Breathtaking mountain scenery, a walk through a French village, Provencal cooking and a meeting with the doppelganger of a world-famous author -- sounds like a nice day trip. Especially when you can do it all without leaving Kanto. "The Little Prince," by the French author ...

Travel May 5, 2001

Aichi's Meiji Mura: Remnants of the Meiji Era

by Michael Mcdonagh

Japan takes enormous pride in its culture but has a poor record on its preservation. This is particularly true of the Meiji Era (1868-1912), perhaps the most dynamic period in the country's history, when Japan emerged from more than 200 years of self-imposed isolation ...