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Rugby World Cup 2019 Travel Guide: Sea of Kyoto

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Ripple effect: Sea kayaking TOP TIPIf you plan to travel around, get a Train/Ferry/Cables Pass so you can use local trains, ferries and cable cars. TAGS: Japan Find seafood, sake and scenic views in northern Kyoto TOURIST WEBSITEuminokyoto.jpWORLD CUP VISITWhile there are no World Cup games in the Kyoto Prefecture, it’s around a two-hour drive from host city Kobe – where there are four matches being played – to the northern side of the island, so you can relax between fixtures in the Sea of Kyoto.Related: Rugby World Cup venuesConvenient: Get a Train/Ferry/Cable Pass to travel aroundGETTING THEREIt’s about two hours by train from Kyoto – the former capital of Japan that is famed for its temples and shrines – to the north of the prefecture.DID YOU KNOW? Kyoto by the Sea is said to be the first place in Japan where the God of Food planted rice, and Tango Koshihikari rice has been awarded the highest rank of grain. The Tango province is well suited to growing rice because of the big contrast in temperatures from summer to winter there. Advertising FeatureRugby World Cup 2019 Travel Guide: Sea of KyotoSEEThe scenery of the Tango area is truly a feast for the eyes. To the west of Tokyo lying on the northern coast of Kyoto Prefecture, you’ll find Amanohashidate, a pine-covered sandbar that spans the mouth of Miyazu Bay and is ranked as one of Japan’s top three scenic views.Other top sights include the 200 boathouses – known as funaya – in the town of Ine, and Fukuchiyama Castle, which has history dating back to the 1500s.Fine pines: AmanohashidateDOHead to the Tango province to make your own handwoven silk coaster – a distinctive souvenir – or don a traditional kimono for tea and a town walk. If you want to get active then do a spot of sea kayaking, fishing or paddle boarding in the Sea of Japan.EATThe coastal location means there is seafood aplenty in the Kyoto Prefecture. Barazushi is a sushi traditional to the Tango Peninsula, with toppings that include flaked mackerel and shredded egg omelette.If you have more of a sweet tooth, chie-no-mochi is a soft rice cake covered with bean paste that is only available near the Chionji Temple in Amanohashidate.Slice is right: Local sashimiYou can also try sake with a difference in Kyoto. Ine Mankai is a unique local sake that has a rose colour as red, not white, rice is used to make the drink.last_img read more

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BBB: Traveling for spring break? Don’t get burned by travel deals

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest BBB: Traveling for spring break? Don’t get burned by travel deals WhatsApp Twitter BBB Scam TrackerWith spring break just around the corner, now is the time to finalize your vacation plans. Whether your destination promises a relaxing week on the beach or the ski slopes, BBB Serving the Heart of Texas advises students and families to be aware of travel scams.A travel company can make the process of booking your spring vacation quick and easy. But using the wrong one could turn your dream vacation into a nightmare. In 2017, BBB received more than 2,500 complaints against travel agencies nationwide. Most complaints alleged consumers felt misled by travel offers that failed to deliver on promises. In some cases, consumers paid money for travel arrangements that were never made.If you are looking for an alternative to staying in a hotel, renting someone’s home, condo or apartment may be appealing. Vacation rental websites make it easy to connect directly with property owners who advertise their rentals online. However, BBB warns consumers to watch out for fake rental listings that may not be for rent or don’t exist at all.BBB offers the following tips to ensure you’re finalizing your vacation plans with a trustworthy business:Use a travel company you trust. Ask family and friends to recommend a company they have used and go to bbb.org to find a BBB Accredited Business and view the company’s BBB Business Review.Get all vacation details in writing. Get all the details of your vacation in writing, including travel itineraries and booking confirmations. Get a copy of the company’s cancellation and refund policies.Onsider travel insurance. Travel insurance is designed to cover such things as trip cancellations or medical emergencies. The U.S. Travel Insurance Association maintains a list of licensed travel insurance companies. Certain travel companies have different policies and levels of coverage based on whether you purchase the car rental, flight or hotel. Ask questions, and always read the fine print to see what’s covered.Pay with a credit card. Paying with a credit card — rather than by cash or check — gives you additional protection if something were to go wrong with the travel reservation.Verify reservations. Get the contact information of the airline, car rental agency and hotel. Call to confirm all arrangements with them. Don’t only rely on the word of your agent.Be alert for travel scams. Unsolicited mail, email and websites offering deeply discounted travel packages could leave you out of a vacation and money if you’re not careful. Watch out for scams saying that you have “won a trip.” If you have really won a free vacation, a legitimate company won’t ask you to pay any upfront or processing fees.For information on Spring Break scams, or any other types of scam, head to BBB.org.Heather Massey is the Senior Regional Director for the Permian Basin office of Better Business Bureau serving the Heart of Texas. Heather is available for media interviews and speaking engagements. You can reach her by phone: (432) 741-2592 or email: [email protected]center_img Heather Massey is the Regional Director of the Better Business Bureau in the Permian Basin. Check out www.bbb.org or call 563-1880. Pinterest Twitter By admin – March 4, 2018 Previous articleA SHARP LIFE: The cost of raising kids, batteries not includedNext articleMATTER OF RECORD: Feb. 23 through Feb. 28 admin Local NewsBusinesslast_img read more

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