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Tuesday, 7th June 2011
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Top ten reasons to visit Japan this summer

With Bullet train services back underway and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office saying it's safe to travel, the Japanese National Tourism Organisation (JNTO) has declared that many parts of Japan are back to normal.

For this reason, the national tourist office has listed its top ten reasons to visit Japan this summer and rediscover a fascinating country.

Outdoor activities such as hiking and climbing Mount Fuji are high on the list, while those looking for a more relaxed experience can find over 160 beaches in Okinawa Prefecture.

Furthermore, hotel prices are massively reduced, with up 50 per cent off, while travel is becoming easier, thanks to British Airways' resuming its route into Tokyo Haneda airport.

Summer also means the seasonal opening of the Geisha Beer Gardens, which are open to the public in Kyoto from July to early September.

Finally, those looking to give something back to the country can get involved in volunteering tours, such as InsideJapan's four-day Volunteer for Japan package.

Written by Kimberley Homer



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