|By Business Wire||
|March 12, 2014 12:00 AM EDT||
The total amount used on UnionPay cards by tourists visiting Japan broke above 15.0 billion yen in September 2013.
To commemorate this occasion, UnionPay International has launched a UnionPay Hotel Campaign (http://www.shopping-guide.co.jp/) with a special feature that offers a 1,000-yen discount to those who use the UnionPay card to pay for accommodations (minimum total of 10,000 yen) at any of the approximately 100 tie-up hotels around the country.
While cold weather swept through the country this winter, the cherry blossom viewing season will arrive, starting with cherry blossoms in full bloom around the end of March in western Japan and Kanto. The forecast for cherry blossoms this year is for a full bloom in Kyushu and areas that cover the southern section of Kanto at the end of March, in the northern area of Kanto and the Hokuriku region in early April, in Tohoku in early to late April and in Hokkaido around the time of Golden Week.
*The timing of the cherry-blossom viewing season may vary depending on weather conditions.
Information on cherry blossom viewing around the country
Around late March
• Nijo Castle (Kyoto)
Nijo Castle is where the light cherry pink of the cherry trees add grace
to the white walls of the castle. A total of around 400 cherry trees of
around 50 types cover the entire grounds.
Address: 541 Nijojocho, Horikawa-nishiiru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
• Sumida Park (Tokyo)
The 335 cherry trees that run along about 1 kilometers of the Sumida
River form a tunnel of flowers. We recommend viewing the cherry trees
that grow on a promenade that runs along the Sumida River bank from the
cherry bridge that crosses Sumida River.
Address: 1-chome, 2-chome and 5-chome in Mukojima, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
• Ueno Onshi Park (Tokyo)
The expansive park that spans around 350,000 square meters has been
known as a popular site for cherry blossom viewing from the olden times.
Address: Ueno Park, 5-20 Taito-ku
Early to mid April
• Takasaki Joshi Park (Gunma)
Around 300 Prunus yedoensis cherry trees that line the inside of the
moat at Takasaki Joshi Park attracts throngs of people for night viewing
when the trees are lit up.
Address: Takamatsucho, Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture
• Kenroku-en (Ishikawa)
This garden, which is representative of the Edo period, spans around
110,000 square meters. It is one of Japan’s Three Great Gardens and has
been designated as a National Site of Special Scenic Beauty.
Address: Kenroku-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
• Hirosaki Park (Aomori)
The castle was built in 1611 (year 16 of the Keichou period). The
original sections, including a tower, has been preserved, with the
tower, a turret and gates designated as important cultural property.
Address: 1 Shimoshiroganecho, Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan
Early to mid-May
• Maruyama Park (Hokkaido)
This is a nature park in Chuo-ku in Sapporro, Hokkaido. It is located on
the northern side of the Maruyama primeval forest and contains a zoo, a
baseball field, a track-and-field stadium, tennis courts and a park for
children, and is popular among the city’s residents as a place for
Address: 3 Miyagaoka, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Overview of the UnionPay Hotel Campaign
UnionPay Hotel Campaign
|November 1, 2013 (Thursday) – April 30, 2014 (Wednesday)|
|The Asian region, including China, Hong Kong, South Korean, Thailand, Singapore|
Overview of the campaign:
|Hotel campaign for tourists visiting Japan from the applicable regions. A 1,000-yen discount is awarded when using a UnionPay card to pay for accommodations (at least 10,000 yen) at an applicable hotel and presenting a coupon, which is to be prepared ahead of time.|
|Please download a coupon from the campaign website below and present it to a participating hotel.|
|The coupon can also be obtained from a magazine that is available at these participating hotels.|
A list of participating hotels:
|(around 100 nationwide)|
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