In the shadow of Higashiyama Mountain in the temple district of Japan’s ancient capital, a modern oasis of serenity and style opens the doors to a city that is both beautiful and mysterious, breath-taking and inspiring. This is Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto, secluded amid a five acre 12th century pond garden, yet just moments from key centres of business, culture, history and natural wonders.
Finnair continues to grow its Asian traffic, and has announced it will add capacity and frequencies to the Tokyo and Hong Kong routes with the A350 for the summer 2017 season. Finnair will increase its current flight schedule between Helsinki and Tokyo with four additional weekly flights to Narita airport. Finnair currently operates daily to Narita with the A330.
Hawaiian Airlines has received tentative approval from the US department of transportation to shift its current daily flight between Honolulu and Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport into a coveted daytime schedule. The new flights will begin on October 29th, 2016. The tentative award follows a DOT ruling in May granting Hawaiian a night-time slot pair to provide daily service between Haneda and Kona three times weekly and Haneda and Honolulu four times weekly.
Hong Kong Airlines, the internationally acclaimed full-service airline, has celebrated its daily direct service to Narita Airport in Tokyo, Japan. The new service further strengthens the airline’s network in Japan. To mark the official launch of this route, Hong Kong Airlines held grand celebrations at both Hong Kong International Airport and Narita International Airport.
Commencing on July 15th, Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed full-service airline, will launch daily service between Hong Kong and Kansai Airport in Osaka, Japan. This new destination will further strengthen the airline’s network in Asia-Pacific, and provide travellers who love this modern and traditional all-in-one city with more travel options.
Following increased interest in Japan, Asia specialist Insider Journeys, has introduced its first ever Japan private travel brochure. Created in partnership with the Japan National Tourism Organisation, the brochure boasts a huge selection of new immersive trips that promise a greater understanding of this ancient yet futuristic land.
Under the theme of ‘Harmonious Diversity,’ Japan aspires to convey feelings of appreciation—cherishing nature and remembering the many people involved in providing food at Expo Milano 2015. The pavilion will deliver this message by providing visitors with the experience of a faraway journey of food, extending from production areas to the dining table. Here Breaking Travel News takes a tour.
Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau has re-appointed travel and lifestyle PR specialists McCluskey International as the representatives for PR activity in the UK. McCluskey International has already represented KCB for the past three years, promoting the city to both UK media and trade.
Fresh from their victories at the World Ski Awards last weekend, representatives from Niseko have been greeted with a red-carpet welcome as they arrive back in Japan. Hosted by Nisade at The Vale, the lavish cocktail and gourmet canapé reception celebrated a series of success for the destination.
The Ascott has brought its premier Ascott The Residence brand to Tokyo through a master lease agreement with Mitsubishi Estate Company, one of Japan’s largest real estate developers. The 129-unit Ascott Marunouchi Tokyo is slated to open in 2017, ahead of the 2020 Olympics to be held in the city.
Narita Airport in Tokyo saw thousands of passengers stranded in terminals last night after snow caused flight cancellations. Some 71 flights were cancelled after eight centimetres of snow fell on the airport.