Sunday, November 30, 2014

Japan Visitor Newsletter For December 2014

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Japan Visitor Newsletter
 
Dear Confucio
 
Japan Visitor orients You.

Welcome to our December 2014 newsletter!

Dear All,

We wish you a very happy December wherever you may be. We are approaching the end of 2014 and the beginning of New Year and 2015.

We thank you all for your interest in Japan and JapanVisitor and it really helps us if you could like us on Facebook or follow JapanVisitor on Twitter - please see the links below.

We also appreciate all our subscribers who book hotels using our sponsors Booking.com and Agoda, the small commission we earn helps to keep the site running.

Onegaishimasu!

Thank you to all our subscribers who entered our previous competitions. We are running a new competition this month based on giveaways of books on Japan kindly provided by Tuttle Publishing - the Asian Book specialists.Confucio

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. Also if you could send us your mail address for delivery please.

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

 
Quiz

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 books on offer.

Books on offer include the Kyoto Machida Restaurant Guide by Judith Clancy, The Jungle is Neutral by F. Spencer Chapman, a World War II war story set in Malaya, Kyoto by John Dougill, a history of the city, Tokyo Hearts by Renae Lucas-Hall, A Geek in Japan by Hector Garcia, a look at contemporary Japan culture including Japanese anime and manga, The Japanese Mind: Understanding Contemporary Japanese Culture by Roger J. Davies & Osamu Ikeno and Embracing Defeat by John Dower, an audio CD set.

We will also send out a voucher code for 10 percent off all items on Goods from Japan to all contestants.

If you have a preference for a particular book 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

Osaka - Tennoji - is a lively area of south Osaka known for its zoo and high rise shopping.

Japan Travel - Visit Kitanosho Castle in Fukui Prefecture.

Japanese Music - Earth Celebration - enjoy this percussion and world music festival on Sado ISland in August.

People - Tour du Lac is a group of women guides offering tours of Lake Biwa.

Museums - Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum - is a world class museum of paleontology.

Kyoto - Autumn in Kyoto - a list of places to see the fall colors in Kyoto.

History - Santo Domingo Church a fascinating look at early Christianity in Nagasaki, Japan.

Partners

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

 
Improvements
 

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 website or blog, please let us know. We'd love to hear from you.

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!

Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors this month - Japan hotel specialists Booking.com and Tuttle

 
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