Tourism to Japan for 2021 is looking much like 2020…BLEAK. Although Japan is going to hold the Olympic games, they’re not going to allow foreign spectators. The athletes will be tested frequently and will only be permitted to go to practice and their competitive events.
While the USA is moving full steam ahead with vaccinations, less than 2% of the Japanese population has had their first dose. FYI, we’re vaccinated and ready to go whenever we get the green light!
Japan is an extremely conservative country and it looks like they’re going to continue to be cautious due to the surge in numbers from the UK variant. They’ve been in and out of a State of Emergency since we left back in May 2020.
We’re watching the situation in Japan very closely and will make our decision for our fall tours in the middle of June.
We’re really looking forward to showing you around Japan, and we know that we’ll all be eating tempura and sipping sake very soon. Right now it’s just a waiting game, and we’re in it for the long haul.