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JOMC Newsletter

Japan Tourism Topics

◆ JR Instagram campaign underway
If you post photos/videos from a Japan Railway journey on Instagram with the hashtag "#discoverjapan_jr," you will be entered automatically into a draw for a total of 30 prizes featuring favorite local specialties from around the country. Entrants must reside in Japan and post in a language other than Japanese.
Instagram Posting Campaign

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◆ Universal Studios Japan helps develop app for overseas visitors
USJ has collaborated with the creators of Travel Contents, a tourism app targeting overseas visitors to Japan, to help reinvigorate inbound tourism. The app provides useful information from private businesses, including details of restaurants, shops and tourist facilities such as USJ, as well as safety tips and traffic updates; it also includes guidance from the government, adding up to a wealth of assistance of overseas visitors.
iOS Download / Android Download

◆ JR's Foreign Resident Pass allows carefree traveling
In celebration of its 150th anniversary, Japan Railways is offering special rail passes to foreign nationals living in Japan. Within their period of validity, these allow users to get on and off trains as they like - an exquisitely carefree traveling experience. For details, please refer to the websites of JR's regional companies.

◆ Upcoming art festivals around Japan
A number of art festivals are taking place across Japan this year. For contemporary art lovers, a great choice is the Setouchi Triennale 2022. Besides the stimulating exhibits, visitors can experience how the islands have revitalized their connections with nature. Another option is the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, which will allow people to use artwork as guideposts as they journey through scenic mountainous areas.
Setouchi Triennale 2022 / Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale

◆ It's an inn. No, it's a park. Wait, it's BOTH.
INN THE PARK, a unique glamping experience based on the concept of "a park where people can stay overnight," has opened in a new facility in Fukuoka, complementing its original site in Numazu, Shizuoka prefecture. Four types of accommodation are offered, including large spherical tents measuring about six meters in diameter, plus a restaurant specializing in local dishes, a hot spring bath, and a barbecue area. Guests can choose from a variety of opportunities to enjoy nature and other interesting activities.

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