UPDATE: Japan is considering opening its borders for foreign tourists in April 2021 on a trial basis as a preparation for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics next year. However this has yet to be confirmed by the government. For latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) advisory information for Japan travel, please visit the official website of Japan National Tourism Organization or JNTO.

Planning a Trip to Japan? We’ve Compiled Everything You Need to Know

The hardest part about planning your first trip to Japan is undoubtedly deciding where you should go! Despite its size, Japan is such a diverse country, with different quirks and cultures. It’s one of those destinations where one visit isn’t enough! The thing is, with so many websites out there focusing on Japan, either giving opinions or information, many of them have little to no first-hand experience, nor had their ideas tested.

Although some are legit and offer in-depth knowledge, many feel as if they’re writing a reference guidebook to Japan rather than assisting a traveler trying to decide whether Tokyo Tower or Tokyo Skytree is a better use of their limited time. Guidebooks may be great tools and are certainly useful to have as a starting point during your trip planning phase. Still, they lack the personal touch and doesn’t delve deep into helping you craft an itinerary that best fits you. That’s why we’re here to help.

Himeji Castle during cherry blossoms

When To Visit Japan: Best and Worst Times

Japan has objectively no best time to visit as each season offers a different experience and spectacular beauty. Spring and fall are exceptional when planning a trip to Japan, where…

Himeji Castle during cherry blossoms

Cherry Blossoms in Japan Forecast

When we talk about GORGEOUS cherry blossoms, the first place that comes to mind is Japan. Due to its popularity and deep-rooted association with Japanese culture, the cherry blossom or…

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Finding the Best Coffee Shops in Tokyo

For a culture known for its tea, the popularity of coffee has begun to surge in Japan and many specialty cafes have started to pop-up everywhere. Now, anyone living in…

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Looking for Tokyo 2021 Summer Olympics Travel Packages?

If you’re specifically looking for Tokyo 2021 Summer Games Travel Package, we have partnered with Roadtrips to provide you the best service. The Tokyo 2021 Summer Travel Package starts at US$10,545 per person for 6 nights.

What to expect from Roadtrip‘s 2021 Summer Games Package:

  • Hand-crafted 2021 Summer Games itinerary designed for you.
  • Your choice of luxury hotels and accommodations with daily breakfast.
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  • An option for unique and exclusive Tokyo tours and immersive experiences, room upgrades, Tokyo day tours, or trip extension.
  • Welcome Kit and Summer Games Commemorative Gift.

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If you’re looking for help either finding an escorted tour or developing a self-guided tour, we can work with you to create an unforgettable Japan adventure!