Shichi-Go-San Festival: Celebrating Milestones in Japan

In Japan, there is a tradition called Shichi-go-san, which translates to Seven-Five-Three in English. It’s a celebration that holds great significance for families with children of certain ages. It’s a great example of how Japanese culture values tradition, family, and milestones in life. Read more

Kurashiki in Okayama, Japan

Kurashiki in Okayama, Japan is an Edo-era merchant town developed around the Kurashiki River. Read more

Highlights of Our Unforgettable 2023 Japan Autumn Tours

We’re excited to share the highlights of our unforgettable 2023 Japan autumn tours. We had a great time with our guests, exploring Japan’s rich cultural heritage. The weather was perfect, and the fall foliage was beautiful. Take a look at these snapshots capturing the essence of our small group tours. Read more

Japan Rail Pass Price Increase

It’s official! The new 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

Can I Travel to Japan Now?

Updated: May 1, 2023 Japan is open to all travelers! On April 29, 2023, the Japanese government abolished all entry restrictions. The status of COVID-19 will be downgraded to that of the seasonal flu on May 8, 2023.

Rikugien Garden in Tokyo

Rikugien Garden was constructed in the 18th century and is considered to be one of the two great gardens of the Edo period. Read more

COVID-19 Update #6

We’re feeling optimistic about Japan opening up before the spring next year.

COVID-19 Update #5

We’re halfway through 2021 and finally starting to see a light at the end of this long, dark COVID-19 tunnel. We’re keeping our nose to the grindstone and working hard towards showing our guests an amazing time in spring of 2022.

COVID-19 Update #4

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.

Should I Visit Japan in May or October?

May and October are some of the best months to travel to Japan. They have about the same amount of crowds and the same probability of rain. In both May and October, the chance of rain is about 30-35 percent, and 50 percent of the days are sunny. In order Read more