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Tokyo's Toyosu market opens doors to eager public

National Oct 13, 2018

Tokyo's Toyosu market opens doors to eager public

by Sakura Murakami

The Toyosu wholesale food market opened its doors to the public for the first time Saturday, allowing tourists to wander the massive complex, browse exhibits and dine at some of the famous restaurants that relocated from the Tsukiji district last week. Many were impressed by ...

Japan facing customs officer shortage as foreign visitors surge

National Oct 10, 2018

Japan facing customs officer shortage as foreign visitors surge

A serious shortage of customs officers for border control is being encountered amid an increase in travelers from abroad. As the number of foreign tourists is expected to rise further toward the 2020 Games, the Finance Ministry hopes to boost the number of customs officers ...

Early morning sightseeing on the rise in Kyoto and Tokyo

National Oct 6, 2018

Early morning sightseeing on the rise in Kyoto and Tokyo

More tourists in Kyoto and Tokyo are sightseeing early in the morning, although many venues are not yet ready to handle the new trend. In Kyoto, home to a huge array of temples and shrines, officials have been trying in recent years to ease congestion ...