Japan Tourism News
Travel sector calls for Japan to reduce restrictions to boost tourism
Japan has maintained some of the strictest entry regulations throughout the pandemic, but now there are calls to lift restrictions to boost tourism.
More countries join Expo 2025 Osaka exhibitor list
An additional 13 countries and regions have confirmed their participation in Expo 2025 Osaka, Japan, bringing the participation list to 100 countries and regions.
Hilton Kyoto set for 2024 opening
Hilton has signed a management agreement with Tokyo Tatemono for the opening of Hilton Kyoto, in what will mark the brand’s first flagship hotel in Japan’s cultural hub.
Japan and Singapore top passport index amid geopolitical uncertainty
The two nations share top spot in the Henley Passport Index - the ranking for the world’s passports - with visa-free travel access to 192 countries.
Finnair to relaunch Tokyo flights next week
Finnair is to resume flights to Japan, avoiding Russian airspace, due to the conflict in Ukraine. The new flight time for the Finnish flag-carrier will increase to approximately 13 hours.
Japan relaunches UK travel trade website
The platform features news, resources, webinars and giveaway campaigns across Japan to prepare agents for when the Japanese border reopens.
Japan to close borders in response to new Covid-19 variant
Authorities in Japan have confirmed the destination will bar entry to visitors from around the world as fears over a new Covid-19 variant grow.
Six Senses set for Japan debut with Kyoto property
Historically the largest city and still thought to be the heart of Japan, Kyoto is famed for its Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, palaces, traditional Japanese architecture and beautiful cherry gardens.
FCM signs partnership to enter Japan
The investment will enhance the presence of the travel management company in Asia to support existing customers in the region while boosting its global footprint.
Local fans permitted to attend Tokyo Olympics
Up to 10,000 Japanese fans will be permitted at venues at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics officials have confirmed today. Fans from overseas had already been banned from the event.
Rosewood Hotels signs for first Japan property
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has been appointed by Mitsubishi Estate to manage Rosewood Miyakojima on Mikayo Island in the Okinawan archipelago, Japan.