Friday, May 15, 2015

Japan Visitor Newsletter May 2015

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Japan Visitor Newsletter
Dear Confucio
Japan Visitor orients You.

Welcome to our May 2015 JapanVisitor newsletter!

Dear All,

We wish you a very happy May wherever you may be. We are approaching the middle of the year and the onset of the monsoon and the hot and sticky summer season in Japan.

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 and Google+.

We also appreciate all our subscribers who book hotels on their travels using our sponsors and Agoda, the small commission we earn helps to keep the site and this newsletter running.


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.

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 home address and telephone number for delivery by courier please.

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


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 Cool Japan Guide: Fun in the Land of Manga, Lucky Cats and Ramen, Clueless in Tokyo by Betty Reynolds, Essential Japanese: Speak Japanese With Confidence, Things Japanese: Everyday Objects of Exceptional Beauty & Significance by Nicholas Bornoff The Japanese Mind: Understanding Contemporary Japanese Culture by Roger J. Davies & Osamu Ikeno, Kyoto: 29 Walks in Japan's Ancient Capital, 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 on request.

If you have a preference for a particular book please let us know in your answers, this really helps us to allocate prizes.

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

Retail - The Prison Store - is an interesting shopping experience in Tokyo.

Japan Travel - Visit Sakichi Toyoda Memorial House in Shizuoka Prefecture.

Japanese Culture - Torii Gates - are the gateways to Japanese shrines.

People - Tojin Yashiki reveals the history of Chinese settlement in Nagasaki.

Museums - Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum - is a striking modern building on the water front.

Kyoto - Shinsen-en Garden in Kyoto - is the remains of a previous Heian Period garden.

History - Field of Spears is a fascinating book of World War II history in Niigata.


If you like our guide to Japan please have a look at our sister travel guides:
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 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!


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


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