Disaster Information For Foreign Visitors Enhanced

Disaster information for foreign visitors enhanced

International visitors to Japan will have access to more information in various languages in times of disaster.

The Tourism Agency will expand its disaster information app "Safety tips" to include 14 languages by the end of March next year.

Foreign Visitors To Japan Hit Record For June

Foreign visitors to Japan hit record for June

The number of foreign visitors to Japan in June marked a record high for the month. Tourism officials point to more travelers from mainland China mainly due to the easing of visa requirements.

The Japan National Tourism Organization estimates that 2.88 million foreigners visited Japan last month. That's up 6.5 percent from a year earlier.

Many Visitors At Site Chosen As World Heritage

Many visitors at site chosen as World Heritage

Many people are visiting one of a group of burial mounds in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, that has been added to the list of World Cultural Heritage sites.

The Mozu-Furuichi Tumulus Clusters, which span the cities of Sakai, Habikino and Fujiidera, consist of 49 mounds built in the late fourth and fifth centuries.

Foreign Visitors To Japan Hit Record For May

Foreign visitors to Japan hit record for May

The number of foreign visitors to Japan in May marked a record high for the month. Tourism officials attribute the increase to more travelers from mainland China due to the easing of visa requirements.

The Japan National Tourism Organization estimates that more than 2.77 million travelers came to the country last month. That's up 3.7 percent from a year earlier.

April Foreign Visitors To Japan Hit Monthly Record

April foreign visitors to Japan hit monthly record

The number of foreign visitors to Japan hit a monthly record in April. But year-on-year growth was moderate.

The Japan National Tourism Organization estimates that more than 2.92 million travelers came to the country last month. That's up 0.9 percent from a year earlier.

Shinjuku Gyoen Night Event Wows Foreign Visitors

Shinjuku Gyoen night event wows foreign visitors

A national garden in central Tokyo is attracting foreign tourists by allowing them to see illuminated cherry trees and traditional performing arts during nighttime hours.

Shinjuku Gyoen usually closes for the day at 6 p.m. But in response to requests from foreign visitors, it now opens between 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. for the five days from Sunday.

Visitors Enjoy 'diamond Fuji' Spectacle

Visitors enjoy 'Diamond Fuji' spectacle

Visitors to a village near Mount Fuji and its residents were rewarded with a dazzling spectacle on Monday.

The "Diamond Fuji" phenomenon occurs when the sun is behind Japan's highest peak and shines like a diamond.

Sights, Sounds Of Showa Era Greet Visitors To Fukui Culture Museum

Sights, sounds of Showa Era greet visitors to Fukui culture museum

FUKUI--A permanent exhibition at the Fukui Prefectural Museum of Cultural History here allows visitors to travel back to the Showa Era (1926-1989) to see how people's lives were beginning to change at the time.

"Life in the Showa Period" features items and scenes from the period during which Japan achieved rapid economic growth after its defeat in World War II.

Foreign Visitors Hit Record 31 Million; Dropped Bundles Of Cash

Foreign visitors hit record 31 million; dropped bundles of cash

With the number of visitors to Japan and related spending at record highs, tourism authorities hope to keep the good times rolling by zeroing in on those from high-spending countries.

A whopping 31.192 million people came to Japan last year and spent a total of 4.5 trillion yen ($41.3 billion), according to preliminary data from the tourism ministry and the Japan Tourism Agency (JTA).

Number Of Visitors To Japan Drops Amid Disasters

Number of visitors to Japan drops amid disasters

The number of foreign visitors to Japan has dropped for the first time in more than 5 years as natural disasters prompted many tourists to cancel trips in September.

Official estimates show about 2.16 million foreign nationals visited the country last month. That's down 5.3% from a year earlier.

Visitors Get To See Inside New Toyosu Market

Visitors get to see inside new Toyosu market

Tokyo's new wholesale market has opened its doors to the public for the first time. Visitors to Toyosu market can now see the fishmongers and auctioneers in action.

The public is allowed to walk through paned walkways in the building that replaced the famous Tsukiji market.

Online Emergency Phrase Card For Foreign Visitors

Online emergency phrase card for foreign visitors

Officials in Ehime Prefecture, western Japan, have made emergency phrase cards in 6 languages -- English, Indonesian, Chinese, Spanish, Korean, and Portuguese.

Non-Japanese speakers can point to the phrases on the card when they need help in an emergency.

Visitors To Japan Top 20 Million At Fastest Pace

Visitors to Japan top 20 million at fastest pace

20 million foreigners have visited Japan so far this year. It's the earliest in any year this milestone has been reached.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga revealed the new record to reporters on Monday in the town of Teshikaga in Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost prefecture.