Nikko Autumn-leaf Viewing Seasons

Autumn-leaf viewing spots in Nikko are widespread in the mountain area at the altitude between 600 and 1400m, and the best time of the season varies from the place to place there.

The consumption tax rate increases

As of 1st of October 2019, the consumption tax rises from 8% to 10% for products and services other than groceries; food products, frouits and veges.

For Those Starting Private Lodging Operation "Minpaku"

The Japan Tourism Agency has new a website on private lodging operation since the private lodging business act (Minpaku Shin-hou) has come into force on June 15, 2018.

Smoking-Free/Smoking room availability is to be indicated at restaurants in Tokyo

Starting from September 1st, the Tokyo metropolitan government requires restaurants in Tokyo to indicate the availability of smoking room to protect customers from secondhand smoke. The sticker at the entrance of restaurants can tell people whether or not smoking is permitted on the premises before entering there.

Free Stroller Rental Service available in Shinjuku Sep.1 - Nov.30

Starting on September 1, 2019, a free stroller rental service is available at the Tokyo Tourist Information Center in Shinjuku Bus Terminal (Busta). This service is as a part of accessible tourism activities offered by CombiWith Corporation, a user-friendly baby-care product sales company, in collaboration with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

Funzone in Tokyo | Rugby World Cup 2019 public viewing from Sep.20 to No.2

Venue: Chofu station square (1-min walk from Chofu Sta. on the Keio Line), and Tokyo Sports Square in Yurakucho (1-min walk from Yurakucho Sta. on the Yamanote Line)
For details, see the official website:

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