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Changes for Climbing Mount Fuji in 2024

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

Is Japan Safe to Travel?

Is Japan safe to travel? Even with densely populated cities, Japan is consistently among the top safest international destinations for tourists. 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.

Cormorant Fishing on the Nagara River

Cormorant Fishing, called Ukai in Japanese, is a 1300 year old fishing technique that uses cormorant birds to catch fish. 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.

COVID-19 Update #3

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.

COVID-19 Update #2

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.

COVID-19 Update

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.