10 million-dollar view – Nagasaki Ropeway & Mount Inasa

Last year, Mount Inasa Park was selected as one of the world's top three night views, along with Monaco and Shanghai. Rising 333 meters above sea level in the center of Nagasaki, Mount Inasa Park in the Inasa mountain range is a natural park beloved by the residents of the city. The summit features a glass-enclosed circular dome lookout from which one can enjoy a 360-degree view of the spectacular scenery. On clear days, one can even see Mount Unzen, the Amakusa area, and the Goto chain of islands. The summit...

Halal Wagyu beef course for Muslims is back at Japanese restaurant GONPACHI

GONPACHI, the famous Japanese restaurant chain favoured by international celebrities operated by Global Dining Inc., is bringing back its Muslim-friendly menus with a new Halal Wagyu beef course. It is available starting 14 October for the first time in almost three years. Photo Source: POOL via Jiji Press Photo GONPACHI is famous for its carefully selected Japanese dishes, including skewers carefully grilled over binchotan*1 and freshly fried tempura. This creative Japanese restaurant made headlines in February 2002 when PM Junichiro Koizumi and US President George W. Bush (both at the...

Inbound measures by the Kobe Tourism Bureau

The Kobe Tourism Bureau is developing the "KOBE WELCOME Support" project since immigration restrictions have been eased. Along with this, the Kobe City General Information Center and the Shin-Kobe Station Tourist Information Center have launched a targeted campaign to sell the "KOBE Sightseeing Smart Passport," which allows the first 300 foreign tourists to visit Kobe's popular tourist facilities in one day. The division plans to make use of Kobe's strengths to create a Muslim guidebook by the end of the year. For more information, please refer to the link below.

The huge spectacular snow statues – Sapporo Snow Festival 2023

"Sapporo Snow Festival", the biggest winter event in Sapporo, Hokkaido, will be held on February 2023. It features enormous elaborate snow statues held mainly at Odori Park. It is a spectacular festival that attracts no fewer than two million people annually during its seven-day run in February. Although the first Sapporo Snow Festival started in 1950 with six snow statues built by some local high school students, it has gradually developed into an international festival that organizes contests for foreigners and locals. If you are in Sapporo during this period,...

“The Rock Garden” Ryoanji Temple in Kyoto

Kyoto is one of Japan's leading tourist attractions. It is a popular place not only for Japanese people but also for foreigners. The world-famous Ryoanji Temple is a must-see spot when sightseeing in Kyoto. It is famous for its dry landscape rock garden and is registered as a World Heritage Site as part of the "Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto". For more information, please see the link below.