It’s official! The Japan Rail Pass price increase is set to take place on October 1, 2023. The price will increase by as much as 70 percent. Any passes, or rail pass vouchers, purchased from that point on will be subject to the new pricing. Read more
Golden Week in Japan is a week-long holiday that lasts from the end of April to the beginning of May each year. The holiday week is actually a combination of four different holidays, strung together during the same week. Read more
The first Cherry Blossom Forecast 2023 has been released! This year’s cherry blossoms are expected to bloom on time, or just slightly earlier than average in most places. They’re expected to be in full bloom at Ueno Park on March 30, 2023. Read more
The Ghibli Park Grand Warehouse is located in Nagoya, Japan. It’s an attraction built in Ghibli’s newest theme park. However, there are no roller coasters or any other kinds of rides in this park. Instead, it’s a park filled with life-size representations of the animated movies from the world of Studio Ghibli. Read more
Christmas is a holiday that is celebrated almost worldwide, and Japan is no exception. Many of the Christmas customs that are common in Western countries are also common in Japan, but Christmas in Japan also differs in many ways.
Watching the Grand Sumo Tournament live in action is the best way to truly experience Japan’s national sport. It is full of ritual and ancient customs dating back 1500 years. Read more
Becki and Shawn
Japan Travel Specialists
Hi, we’re Becki and Shawn! We love Japan and are truly passionate about Japan and Japan travel.
We’ve lived, worked, and traveled in Japan for 20+ years, so we know where to go, what to see, and how to get there. Join us in Japan for an adventure of a lifetime!