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
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 was constructed in the 18th century and is considered to be one of the two great gardens of the Edo period. Read more
We’re feeling optimistic about Japan opening up before the spring next year.
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.
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.
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
2020 is over! Which officially puts us in the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic and there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel. Vaccine rollouts are under way in the G7 nations, which include both the USA and Japan.
2020 has been an extremely difficult year on a global scale. Japan is currently restricting entry to foreign tourists from over 150 countries around the world, including the United States. It is unclear when tourists will be able to enter the country, but there has been mention of a gradual reopening starting in April 2021.
2020 has been extremely difficult on a global scale and no country, company or individual is exempt from dealing with COVID-19. Since the beginning of this pandemic, we have received a number of emails and messages from both former and future tour participants encouraging us and wishing us well.
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!