The “Go for it! Osaka” campaign has a number of perks for travellers to the city, most of which are valid till 31 October 2018. For more, please visit Osaka Info.
A number of hotels in the Kansai region are also offering perks for international travellers. Depending on the hotel, these range from discounts on room rates and in-house dining to free gifts. Participating hotels include Keihan Hotel Group, Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka, Rihga Royal Hotel, Hotel Plaza Osaka, and more. Do check with the respective hotels for perks when booking or checking-in.
If you’re travelling to the region, why not take advantage of these limited-time offers? All you have to do is simply ask if there are any traveller perks. Here are some highlights:
If you’re travelling throughout Kansai, you can take advantage of some offers from various railway companies.
Free luggage delivery: Get your luggage delivered for free from Kansai International Airport Station to Kyoto Station or lodging facilities within the city of Kyoto. The offer is limited to one piece of luggage per person, as long as you have a ticket for one of JR-West products, like the Kansai Area Pass or the Kansai WIDE Pass. Luggage received by 2pm will be delivered the same day at Kyoto Station between 6-8pm, and hotels after 8.30pm.Validity: 31 October 2018, limited to the first 2,000 people.
Free souvenir: If you’re boarding Limited Express Haruka trains, the first 25,000 passengers will be entitled to Hello Kitty goods – either a clear file folder or a three-notebook set – when you show your Limited Express Haruka ticket or any JR-West product exclusive to international visitors.Validity: Until products run out.
Passengers with a Kintetsu Rail Pass or Kintetsu Rail Pass Plus is entitled to one Shirayuki Fukin – a soft patterned tea towel – which is a popular souvenir from Nara. Children will receive a free keychain featuring Shikamaro-kun, Nara’s cute deer mascot.Validity: Until 31 October 2018.
Hanshin Tourist Pass is free for international travellers who are staying at First Cabin Hanshin Nishi Umeda.Validity: Until 31 October 2018.
A number of attractions are offering either free entry, discounted entry, or free gifts for overseas visitors. Here are a few highlights:
Located at just a 15-minute train ride from Osaka, Sakai City is a rare gem dotted with ancient tombs "kofun" dating back to the 5th century (it’s the largest grave in the world by area), historic temples and a number of Edo-era buildings from Edo era.Free entry: Currently, there is a campaign offering free entry to overseas visitors to the Sakai City Museum and two Sakai Municipal Machiya Historical Museums: Yamaguchi Residence (one of a few Edo-era buildings still standing) and Seigakuin, a Terakoya temple elementary school. Simply present your passport at the door for free entry.
Department stores and restaurants also have discounts and free gifts for overseas visitors. Many restaurants – including those in hotels – are offering diners a 10% discount or free drinks or dessert simply by presenting your passport.
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