Resort Town Hosts Slipper Table Tennis Tourney

Resort town hosts slipper table tennis tourney

A table tennis tournament using slippers as rackets was held at a hot spring resort in the western Japanese city of Matsue.

More than 300 people, including tourists, gathered in a gymnasium in Tamatsukuri Onsen, a town known for its hot springs. Men's, women's and mixed doubles games were played in tournament style.

Blackout Continues At Mt. Fuji Resort Town

Blackout continues at Mt. Fuji resort town

Some areas in Yamanashi Prefecture, west of Tokyo, are still without power due to the recent powerful typhoon.

Tokyo Electric Power Company says that as of 5 PM on Tuesday, 13,500 households in the prefecture had no electricity.

Hokkaido Hot Spring Resort To Lure Tourists

Hokkaido hot spring resort to lure tourists

Hot springs operators in Hokkaido are stepping up efforts to attract tourists. The move comes as a powerful earthquake that hit the northern Japanese prefecture is impacting tourism, one of the region's main industries.

Hotels in the Jozankei hot sprint resort have had many cancelations. They say they are expected to lose about 330 million yen, or around 3 million dollars, by the end of the year.

Ice Monsters Offer Winter Scare At Zao Onsen Ski Resort

Ice monsters offer winter scare at Zao Onsen ski resort

YAMAGATA--Skiers and snowboarders paused on their runs down the mountain as glimpses of "juhyo" ice monsters sent shivers down their spine at the renowned Zao Onsen ski resort here on Jan. 20.

Vacationers enjoyed the spectacle of enormous, glittering trees covered in hoarfrost and ice against the deep blue sky as they descended on skis and snowboards.

Carbonated Hot Spring Resort In Bid To Regain Its Tourism Sparkle

Carbonated hot spring resort in bid to regain its tourism sparkle

GERO, Gifu Prefecture--Pitching its naturally carbonated spring as a major selling point, a small "onsen" hot spring resort here is trying to reverse a steep decline in tourist numbers with the promise of "beautiful skin."

The unusual tourism promotion was initiated in a group effort by "okami-san" (landladies) of local ryokan in a Hidaosaka onsengo hot spring resort here.

Japan's Southernmost Ski Resort Facing Shutdown Amid Drop In Visitors

Japan's southernmost ski resort facing shutdown amid drop in visitorsGokase Highland Ski & Snowboard, known as Japan's southernmost ski resort, is on the verge of shutting down as it has been struggling to attract enough visitors amid declines in the number of skiers and snowboarders in the country.
The Miyazaki Prefecture town of Gokase funding the local resort has announced that business termination is "inevitable" unless the number of visitors surpasses the profitable line of 40,000 this season that ends on March 5.

Niigata Resort’s Snow Hut With All You Can Drink Sake A Winner

Niigata resort’s snow hut with all you can drink sake a winnerIt’s not just the powder snow that’s pulling in holiday-makers here--they’re also enjoying a warming sake or two after a day on the slopes at an inviting pop-up “kamakura” snow hut bar.
Ski resort revelers are downing plenty of the local brew from traditional “masu” square wooden cups, thanks to an all-you-can-drink deal.

Honda Powers Classic Disneyland Resort Attraction: Autopia

Honda Powers Classic Disneyland Resort Attraction: AutopiaHonda today announced its sponsorship of the classic Disneyland Resort Autopia attraction, which dates back to the opening day of Disneyland Park in 1955, and allows guests to get behind the wheel of a car and cruise on a winding road trip. The company also committed to the continuation of a multiyear strategic alliance with Disneyland Resort.