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Japan Visitor Newsletter For April 2013 Confucio

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Japan Visitor Newsletter
Dear Confucio

Welcome to our April newsletter! Apologies for the delay in sending a new newsletter, we have been busy completely renewing our site JapanVisitor.com and we hope you like the new look.

We unfortunately lost all your Facebook and Twitter love from the old site and would really appreciate if you can follow JapanVisitor on Twitter and/or like JapanVisitor on Facebook if you see a page you like.

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Thank you to all our subscribers who entered our previous competitions. We are running a new competition this month.

If you could let us know which of the prizes below you would prefer if you win, that would help us match the winner with a prize you actually might want.

See the entry details below and please have a try! Gambatte!


This month Goods from Japan and Trailblazer Publications are sponsoring our Japan competition, which is open only to subscribers to our Japan newsletter.

Each month (or thereabouts!) we will be offering new prizes for our members all sent registered mail from Japan. This month we have a number of new prizes on offer.

Our prizes include 15% reduction vouchers for our shop GoodsFromJapan, we'll send you a voucher code that you can redeem for 15% off the value of any purchase at GoodsFromJapan.com, a dog collar (for dogs) does anyone want this please, Byobu folding screens, Misato Blue ceramics, Japanese baseball caps (Yomiuri or Hanshin Tigers), paper napkins from Hokkaido, hachimaki headbands, hand-puppets for young children and a variety of other Japanese gifts.

Trailblazer is offering one copy of their excellent guide Japan By Rail by Ramsey Zarifeh, the new Third Edition.

If you have a preference for a particular prize please let us know in your answers.

All you have to do is answer these five simple questions (follow the links to find the answers). 

To enter the competition, just reply to this email with the subject line "JV competition".

We will select the winners who will receive the prizes listed above from all entries received before we send out our next newsletter.  

What's New

Living in Japan - Moving house in Japan - a useful knowledge base for moving apartment or house in Japan.

Japan Travel - Visit Tempozan in Osaka, the city's port area play land.

Japanese Nature - Izumi in Kagoshima attracts 1000s of migrating cranes each winter.

Books - Yokai Attack! by Yoko Yoda and Matt Alt.

Museums - The Museum of Yebisu Beer - in Tokyo is housed in a lovely, modern building.

Korea - Busan Aquarium on Haeundae Beach is a fun day out for all the family.

Kansai - Iga Ueno is the birth-place of the haiku poet Basho and home of a school of Ninja.

Temples & Shrines of Japan

Visit our pages on the temples and shrines of Japan.

Nanzoin Temple - home to a huge statue of the Reclining Buddha.

Umi Hachimangu - dedicated to the god of warriors.

Honen-in Temple - a hidden jewel of a Kyoto temple.

Sofukuji Temple - in Nagasaki is an original Chinese temple.


If you like our guide to Japan please have a look at our sister guides:
Qatar guide, Portugal & The Azores guide, Iran guide and China guide we also cover Great Britain too.


If you have any ideas on how we can improve this newsletter or our website and blog, please let us know - we always open to suggestions. And if you  find this newsletter useful or interesting, please forward it on!

Also if you have any travel stories, photographs or poetry from a trip to Japan and wish to share it with us and publish on our sites, please let us know.

That's all for now. Thank for your continued support of JapanVisitor - it is really appreciated. We look forward to sending you our next newsletter at the end of next month, but until then - jaa ne!


Thanks to our sponsors this month - Japan hotel specialists Booking and Trailblazer


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