Sustainable Tourism in Japan with Japan and More Tours

Japan and More’s tours focus on community-friendly, sustainable tourism in Japan. We’ve carefully designed our tours to strike a delicate balance between supporting local economies and minimizing our footprint on the communities we visit.
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Highlights of Our Spring Japan Tours 2024

We just finished our spring Japan tours 2024, and we’re excited to share the most memorable parts. We had a blast exploring the country’s rich cultural heritage with our guests. The weather was great, and the spring blooms were spectacular. Read more

What Are Jizo Statues?

Jizo Bosatsu, also known as Ojizo-sama, is a revered figure in Japanese Buddhism who is believed to protect and guide the souls of the deceased, particularly children. Read more

Changes for Climbing Mount Fuji in 2024

Every year, the goal of climbing Mount Fuji attracts thousands of tourists from all around the world. It’s Japan’s highest peak at 3,776 meters and an iconic symbol of the country, but things are changing starting in 2024. Read more

Discovering Sekigahara in Gifu, Japan

Nestled in a small valley in Gifu Prefecture lies Sekigahara, a town steeped in history and cultural significance. Renowned for its pivotal role in shaping Japan’s future, the town offers visitors a journey back in time. Read more

Smoking in Japan: A Guide to Culture and Regulations

For me, smoking in Japan was always a part of its culture. Smokey bars, restaurants, and karaoke halls were all part of a night out with friends. The very first flight I ever took to Japan on All Nippon Airways (ANA) had a smoking section. Fast-forward 25+ years, and it’s an entirely different situation. Read more

How to Use the New Japan Rail Pass

The new Japan Rail Pass is far better than the old, pre-COVID booklet that Japan Rail (JR) used to issue to tourists. It’s easier to store and carry, and it makes it much faster to reach your train. Read more

Cherry Blossom Forecast 2024

The first Cherry Blossom Forecast 2024 has been released! This year’s cherry blossoms are expected to arrive slightly earlier than usual. Read more

Driving in Japan: Must-Know Information

Driving in Japan may seem like no big deal, but without appropriate preparation and understanding of the rules and road system, it can be a challenging, even dangerous experience. Read more

Exploring the Living Art of Goshuin in Japan

Japan is more than just its vibrant metropolises and beautiful landscapes. It’s a country steeped in customs that have been practiced for centuries. A great example of this cultural richness is the tradition of collecting goshuin, an ancient custom that offers a unique connection to Japan. Read more