The armchair traveller’s guide to Japan

Snow monkeys at Jigokudani Monkey Park

Coronavirus has disrupted travel plans for many people around the world and right now it’s uncertain when things will get back to normal. Currently many flights to and from Japan are cancelled, and visitors from many countries are barred from entry or have to undergo a period of isolation. Under these circumstances, the number of visitors to Japan has dropped dramatically, even though cherry blossom season normally sees peak tourism numbers. Continue reading “The armchair traveller’s guide to Japan”

When is the best time to visit Japan?

When you’re planning your dream trip to Japan, it’s natural to want to visit at the best time. For many people, that means visiting during cherry blossom season because the pink blossoms are such an iconic image of Japan. While it’s true that cherry blossom season is a great time to visit, there are other times of the year that offer a great experience too. Continue reading “When is the best time to visit Japan?”