What’s Up Japan(Open a New Window)
What’s Up Japan (wujapan.news), operated by Foreign Press Center Japan, aims to bring you news related to the Tokyo 2020 Games from across the country. It is filled with useful information, such as preparations for the Games that are unique to local areas, efforts in welcoming athletes and visitors from other countries, the latest technologies, traditional crafts, and more.
Go Tokyo(Open a New Window)
Go Tokyo is the official Tokyo travel guide for tourists. It has tourism information on all areas of Tokyo, including things to do, places to see, introductions on different sightseeing spots and areas, recommended itineraries, event information, and more.
Municipalities within Tokyo
Adachi city is situated in the most northeast area in 23 wards of Tokyo and has 690,000 population.
In Senju area, where there are six railway lines, you can feel great energy of the friendly, lively town, the history as a once flourished primary Shukuba-Machi (post-town) in Nikko Dochu (Nikko-Kaido road) and new development as the modern town existing together in harmony. Moreover, Arakawa riverbed is an especially famous spot for running and cycling in Tokyo.
Chuo City, which has the Athletes’ Village centered at Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, is overall willing to welcome not only the athletes and the match officials but also foreign visitors from across the world through the ORIZURU WAVE Project and so on.
Please visit Chuo City.
Chuo City Official Site(Open a New Window)
This is Chuo City Official Site. You may find lots information, such as the basic information of the City, various event-information, and introductions of the City areas, Ginza, Tsukiji, Nihonbashi and Tsukishima. Chuo City also provides the information through the social media websites, InstagramTM, TwitterTM and YouTubeTM.
Central Tokyo for Tourism(Open a New Window)
This is the Tourist Information Official Site offering the charm of the City to domestic travelers and worldwide ones as well.
Varied articles, such as the basic information on Chuo City, recommended sightseeing courses and special feature articles, are all lined up.
Located in the east of the Tokyo Metropolitan area, Katsushika is surrounded by water and greenery, and brims with the down-to-earth human warmth of Tokyo’s old town. As a place where neighbors are well acquainted and think it only natural to help one another out, Katsushika is still imbued with a sense of Japan’s good old days and has provided the setting for many manga, anime, and movies.
Shinjuku City is a city with an inclusive ethos, welcoming different kinds of people with spheres of activities for them. Also, the City is full of fascination in a variety of aspects, including the Shinjuku Station area, one of the largest shopping and entertainment districts in Japan; gardens and parks full of natural greenery, such as the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and the Otomeyama Park; the sophisticated Kagurazaka area that still maintains the taste of the Edo period; and more. We are working to create the new Shinjuku, a city that is developing sustainably by enhancing the vigor of the city and bringing together the power of the people who are living, working, learning, or relaxing in the City. The core force of this creation remains the original strengths of Shinjuku, such as the progressiveness and creativity that have been producing new values, while we also cherish Shinjuku’s history, tradition, and beauty in its waterfronts and greenery.
Fuchu City is located in the western part of Tokyo. As the oldest urban settlement in Tokyo region, Fuchu is known for its many remaining historical areas such as Okunitama Shrine. There are also the row of zelkova trees which is the symbol for our city. We invite you to visit Fuchu City, where you can feel a lot of greenery and learn about the history.
Fuchu City (Olympic/Paralympic)(Open a New Window)
The site about Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games related events held in Fuchu City, Tokyo.
Language: Japanese, English, Chinese (Simplified/Traditional), Korean
Fuchu Official Visitor Guide(Open a New Window)
The HP site about Fuchu City, Tokyo, for tourists visiting Japan. Information about Fuchu City and city sightseeing information are introduced by the overseas bloggers who have influence on SNS.
Language: English, French, Spanish. (Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean and German is to be added by Tokyo 2020 Games.)
Fuchu City, Tokyo(Open a New Window)
The site about city sightseeing place, events, and hospitals etc. in Fuchu City, Tokyo.
Language: Japanese, English, Chinese (Simplified/Traditional), Korean, Spanish, French, Indonesian, Thai, German, Italian, Russian
Machida City with a population of 430,000 is located on the southernmost part of Tokyo and is a 30-minute train ride to the city centre. This is a city where many people and cultures come together. Machida is a diverse, multi-faceted city with its rich nature, history, art, sports, food, subculture and more.
Aomori Prefecture is located in the northernmost part of Japan’s main island, and surrounded by the sea on three sides, blessed with seasonal beautiful nature and rich climate.
There are many tourist attractions such as the cherry blossoms at Hirosaki Castle, Aomori Nebuta Festival, in addition are such as apples (Top producer in Japan) , garlic, yam, scallops, scallops and tuna, and many agriculultural fishery products.
The 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games in Tokyo is a great opportunity for us to express our sincere gratitude to the world for the outpouring of support received following the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. Based on suggestions from our citizens, in addition to showcasing our progress of reconstruction, we will actively promote the various appeals of Iwate Prefecture, including but not limited to, our proud cultural and historical properties in Hiraizumi and other sites, traditional folk performing arts, marvelous food culture and sightseeing locations, and unique local specialties. By doing so, we hope to further deepen our relations and bonds with as many people across the world.
Official Prefectural Website Regarding “Reconstruction Olympic” Events in Iwate(Open a New Window)
Through the Reconstruction Olympics, we wish to convey our thanks to the world for all of the support you have graciously given. On our official website, we will periodically publish information about various events organized by participating organizations and citizens in relation to the Tokyo games, such as the Olympic Flame Relay Race, the Paralympic Flame Festival, Host Town project information, and much more. Please visit our website for frequent updates!
VISIT IWATE(Open a New Window)
Visit this multilingual website to find recent events, news, and must-see tourist spots in Iwate! You can find loads of information, from tourist information of each region to a handful of model courses to choose from based on your preferences. Other information includes delicious local food, tourism videos, and scenic spots and activities in Iwate you can enjoy throughout the seasons.
Iwate Sports Commission(Open a New Window)
Bringing together municipalities, local tourism and sports organizations, the Iwate Sports Commission aims to increase domestic and international sports tournaments, events, competitions, and training camps within our prefecture. In the spirit of omotenashi (hospitality), our citizens will warmly welcome all events with open arms. So if you are looking for a place to hold a sports event, please consider Iwate!
Akita Prefecture is located in the Tohoku region of northern Honshu, south west of Aomori Prefecture. Akita Prefecture, on the Sea of Japan, also borders Iwate, Miyagi and Yamagata prefectures.
Akita has the most number of registered intangible folk cultural assets designated by the country in Japan, including Namahage in Oga-city and Kanto festival in Akita-city. Nyuto hot springs and Akita cuisine Kiritampo are also unique to Akita.
Ibaraki Prefecture is adjacent to Tokyo Metropolitan Area within easy access of foreign countries and a large number of athlete delegations will carry out their pre-games training camps in the Prefecture.
In addition, the soccer-specific stadium “Ibaraki Kashima Stadium” in Kashima, Ibaraki will be used as the football venue for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The stadium can be easily accessed directly by the express bus from Tokyo Station.
Information from Ibaraki Prefecture for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games(Open a New Window)
In addition to the information on the Olympic football games held at Ibaraki Kashima Stadium, information on the Torch Relay in Ibaraki Prefecture, Tokyo 2020 Games-related events, pre-camps, etc. are also published.
Ibaraki Prefectural Official Online Video Website “Ibakira TV”(Open a New Window)
The video website transmits the attractiveness of the prefecture, such as local information, sightseeing spots, gourmet cook, etc. The website also produces and distributes the promotion videos of prefecture by applying the prefectural official Vtuber “Ibara Hiyori” for young generations in Japan, beautiful images for people who live overseas and outside the prefecture, and videos introducing tourist spots and gourmet information by utilizing influencers.
IBARAKI GUIDE(Open a New Window)
Ibaraki prefecture has many things to offer. Popular destinations include Hitachi Seaside Park with its breathtaking view of Nemophila flowers in spring and Kochia plants in autumn, Kairakuen Garden, one of Japan’s 3 great gardens, Fukuroda Falls and JAXA, a center of cutting-edge research. Don’t miss our local specialties of Natto (Japanese fermented soybeans), premium quality Hitachi Wagyu beef, and Anglerfish Hot Pot. Visit our official Ibaraki website and discover relaxing hot springs and accommodations, delicious local specialties and more!
Fukui Prefecture faces the Sea of Japan and is located near the center of Japan’s main island of Honshu. Fukui is blessed with clean air and water, is surrounded by lush greenery, and boasts gastronomic wonders found in both the mountains and the sea.
Fukui Prefecture’s main indust ries include textiles, with a focus in woven fabric, as well as machinery and eyeglass production. In recent years, Fukui has also taken the initiative in developing aerospace technologies for artificial satellites as well as creating business models based on satellite data. In this age of rapidly advancing technological revolutions, Fukui is promoting the use of cutting edge technologies in existing industries.
As of March 2020, 13 municipalities in Yamanashi Prefecture are registered as Host Towns for five countries (France, Germany, Kirghizstan, Thailand and Palestine). 10 municipalities will also host the pre-Games training camps of 13 national teams. Conveniently close to Tokyo and blessed with a rich nature, Yamanashi is awaiting for you.
Nagano, the venue of 1998 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, is an accessible snow resort in Japan. It’s located in the central part of Japan, 200
kilometers away from Tokyo. Surrounded by the altitude of 3,000-meter Japan Alps, the land is covered with magnificent nature. Nagano fascinates visitors by its fulfilling seasonal activities such as “shinrin-yoku” (a forest therapy), hot spring, starry night, fruit picking and snow monkey. Why not going out on a journey to change your life?
Ancient Nara, with history of more than 1,300 years, is where you can feel and witness “the birthplace of Japan.”There are three UNESCO World Heritage sites: the “Buddhist Monuments in the Horyuji Area” inscribed first in Japan; the “Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara” including renowned Todaiji temple and Yakushiji temple; and the “Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range” that covers Nara, Wakayama, and Mie prefectures. In Nara, many national treasures and important cultural assets, as well as traditional rituals are passed down from ancient times to this day.
Discover various charms that Nara offers such as original Japanese landscapes surrounded by abundant nature, historical sites full of ancient atmosphere, and beautiful townscapes in which old and new are harmonized.
～The Spiritual Heart of Japan～
Wakayama faces the Pacific Ocean and occupies a large slice of the Kii peninsula. The prefecture is part of the Kansai region, which includes Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. The prefectural capital is Wakayama City and is just one hour from Osaka by train, and 45 minutes from Kansai International Airport (KIX). Inland Wakayama is dominated by the Kii mountains, home to World Heritage ancient pilgrimage routes, sacred shrines, and mountaintop temples. Along the 600-kilometre coastline, there are world-class beaches, hot spring resorts, and fantastic ocean views.
Kagawa Prefecture is located in the Seto Inland Sea (the sea separating Honshu from Shikoku and Kyushu) and located in the northeastern part of Shikoku.
The Sea is dotted with a number of islands, the scenery is very beautiful.
The climate is a warm and low rainfall throughout the year, the climate is mild.
The official website for information about everything in Miyazaki Prefecture, including sightseeing spots, sports camps, and recommended food and places to eat, as well as “The 35th National Cultural Festival—Miyazaki 2020” and “The 20th Miyazaki National Arts and Culture Festival for Persons with Disabilities.” Please have a look at the website and be sure to visit“Hinata Miyazaki in Japan”!
The Home Page of Miyazaki Prefecture(Open a New Window)
This is the home page of Miyazaki Prefecture, where we publish prefectural government information dealing with such topics as lifestyle, welfare, and industry.
The Official Miyazaki Prefecture Travel Guide(Open a New Window)
This is the official tourism website of Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan, where we publish loads of information about events, sports camps, recommended food and places to eat, places to stay, and much, much more!
The National Cultural Festival Miyazaki 2020 and The Miyazaki national Arts and Culture Festival for Persons with Disabilities(Open a New Window)
This official website contains information about “The 35th National Cultural Festival—Miyazaki 2020” and “The 20th Miyazaki National Arts and Culture Festival for Persons with Disabilities.”
Beautiful, natural landscape and a huge array of hot springs formed by the volcanic mountain. Unique history and culture, and abundant foodstuff. Mild climate, kind and warm hearts.
―Kagoshima is the southern gateway to Japan.
Kagoshima Travel Guide(Open a New Window)
Your Guide to Kagoshima’s Tourist Attractions Offering adventure, nature, experiences, gourmet and wellness in southern Japan.
With its warm climate, coastal location and varied geography, Kagoshima offers scenic views, outdoor sports and gourmet food and drink. The southernmost prefecture of mainland Kyushu stretches hundreds of kilometers south, allowing visitors to experience a rich range of history, culture and activities, all within the one prefecture!
Please watch the Kagoshima PR video!(Open a New Window)
We are releasing public relations videos of Kagoshima Prefecture on our website to advertise our various charms.
1 KAGOSHIMA Energetic Japan
(1) Overview of the videos
They are the realistic videos that were taken with a 4K camera in nature, hot springs, food and traditional crafts, and it could feel as if you were really traveling in Kagoshima
(2) Site features
All videos are high quality (4K). 34 videos by theme.
(3) Website: http://kagoshima-trip.jp/
2 BIRD’S EYE VIEW OF KAGOSHIMA
(1)Overview of the videos
They express the dynamic topography and water flow of the remote islands of Kagoshima from an unprecedented perspective by aerial shooting from drones.
(2) Site features
All videos are high-quality (4K) images from drone aerial photography. Video posted every 6 remote islands
(3) Website: http://kagoshima-trip.jp/drone/
3 Beauty of Life, Kagoshima
(1) Overview of the videos
They are the videos that you might feel like going to Kagoshima now, with stories and legends on the theme of “Sakurajima”, “food” and “traditional crafts.”
(2) Website: https://www.kagoshima-kankou.com/beautykagoshima/
Japan Athlete Training Center Osumi(Open a New Window)
“Japan Athlete Training Center Osumi (JATCO)” athletic center that features track and field facilities in Kagoshima is opened in April 2019.
JATCO is a world-class facility specific to track and field befitting its lofty name. It boasts an all-weather surfacing outdoor track and field stadium, an air conditioned indoor stadium with 150 meter lanes that are the longest in Japan, various degrees of sloped tracks, throwing practice areas in which several athletes can train at the same time, and so on.