References Online

Here are a few select websites from our Japan Travel Coordinators to help you prepare for your trip to Japan. URL addresses are current as of March 2021.

 

 

Useful tools to offer information to international visitors when disasters occur. Information provided by MLIT Japan Tourism Agency.

JNTO’s list of tourist information centers that can assist foreign travelers in English and other languages. This list covers all information centers in Japan.

Japan Official Travel App

First things first: Get JNTO’s free app for comprehensive, on-time information to travel safely and comfortably throughout Japan. In English, Chinese and Korean.


Provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. This is a web page with a collection of useful sites in 43 languages when visiting Japan.

Press releases and in-depth articles from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Good academic stuff to study before you go.

Japan’s official tourism website provides comprehensive travel information in multiple languages. Scroll to the very bottom for language setting.


JNTO’s page where you can sign up for newsletters in your language. JNTO's overseas offices are located in North and South America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

More about Japan from JNTO in English, German and French.

Ministry of Environment’s official guide to national parks in English and Japanese.


Online bookings managed by Japan’s largest and prestigious Japan Travel Bureau (JTB). Change language settings from the top of the screen.

LIVE JAPAN provide real-time information for the stay convenient and luxuriant.

Multilingual travel app with coupons and useful information. Change language settings at the top of the screen.


Plan your trip by destination or by interest in English and Chinese. Scroll down to the very bottom to change language settings.

 

Multilingual travel agency offering a range of services from group tours to personal concierge. Articles sharing experiences are written by travelers like you. Select language from top right of screen.

Boutique-style agency founded by transplanted New Yorker specializing in personalized tours. Guide “ninjas” from different countries currently live in Japan.


Restaurant guide searchable by area; information on Japanese cuisine, types of food, table etiquette, chefs. In English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese.

NHK, Japan’s public television, streams news and programs online in English. In the event of an emergency, NHK World will provide updates in 18 languages. Also available as an app.