Japan Travel Planning Newsletter – 16 June 2019

Japan Travel Planning

Welcome to the Japan Travel Planning fortnightly newsletter for 16 June 2019, which includes information to help you plan your trip to Japan, top travel deals and articles about Japan.

We have been very busy producing new content following our recent Japan trip.  You can check out our new article below:

  • Is Hoshino Resorts KAI Hakone The Best Luxury Ryokan In Hakone?  We really enjoyed staying at Hoshino Resorts KAI Hakone which is in the Hakone area near Mt Fuji.  The onsen baths were amazing and their Keiseki Dinner was fantastic!  Check out the article to see more details and lots and lots of photos, as well as further details on how to plan your visit to Hakone.

Avoid FOMO… Order Your Japan Planning Calendar Now!

A real challenge when you start planning your trip to Japan is to understand when public holidays, school holidays and significant events are occurring, so that you can either choose to join in with these events or avoid them.

As a result we have spent many hours creating detailed planning calendars for Japan which include details of all of the public holidays, Japan school holidays and major events to help you plan your trip. The downloadable PDF documents include clickable links for each event to help you easily find out more information and more confidently plan your itinerary.  Click here to find out more and purchase your Japan Planning Calendar.  

Your Japan Planning Calendar

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Disclaimer:  This article contains affiliate links.  If you book after clicking on one of these links then we may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.

Japan Travel Deals

Voyagin are currently running their June Sale where you can save up to $US40 per booking using the below coupon codes.  Note that the coupon codes are not valid for Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea, or any JR Passes.

Check out out article on the most popular Voyagin tickets and tours for Japan to see how to take advantage of this sale!

  • Save $10 when you spend $150, “JUNESALE10”
  • Save $25 when you spend $300, “JUNESALE25”
  • Save $40 when you spend $450, “JUNESALE40”

Key Japan Planning Information

Major Upcoming Events in Japan

Other Japan Events

Upcoming major events for the next month (and you can find many more events into the future in our Japan Planning Calendars as mentioned previously!):

Summer is the time for many festivals in Japan – both the major festivals as well as many smaller festivals in smaller townships.

Click on this page for Tokyo and this page for Japan to see further information about upcoming events.

Everything Sumo!

Upcoming sumo tournaments:

  • 7 – 21 July 2019 in Nagoya.  Official ticket sales commenced on 23 May 2019 and quickly sold out.  Click here to order your tickets through Voyagin.  Ensure you place your order early to ensure that you have the best chance of getting the tickets you want.
  • 8 – 22 September 2019 in Tokyo.  Note that this sumo tournament overlaps with the Rugby World Cup 2019, so get in early to pre-order your tickets through Voyagin to ensure you have the best chance of success.  Official ticket sales commence on 3 August 2019.  Click here to pre-order tickets through Voyagin.  Ensure you place your order early to ensure that you have the best chance of getting the tickets you want.
  • 10 – 24 November 2019 in Fukuoka.  Official ticket sales commence on 5 October 2019.  Click here to pre-order tickets through Voyagin.  Ensure you place your order early to ensure that you have the best chance of getting the tickets you want.

For more information about how to purchase your sumo wrestling tickets check out our article on How To Buy Sumo Wrestling Online Tickets in 2019.


Top Articles This Fortnight From the Facebook Group

The 16 Most Beautiful Places in Japan You Didn’t Know Existed by The Culture Trip

Japan is filled with countless places that inspire and enchant visitors. From historic castles and eye-catching floral displays to unusual landscapes that look pulled from a completely different country, here are some of the most beautiful places in Japan you have to see to believe.  Click here to read more…

18 Things Not to Do in Japan by Japan Inside

Before you travel to Japan, it pays to brush up on some cultural differences to avoid offending local sensibilities. Manners and social rules are not universal, and it’s easy to commit a gaffe if you’re not aware of their customs and conventions. The Japanese are relatively reserved and polite, so you probably won’t even realize you’re affronting anyone – but they’ll notice. Part of the enrichment of travel is learning about other cultures and being sensitive to their ways. The Japanese are about as hospitable and welcoming as it gets, so take the time to read up on some basic behavioural dos and don’ts to ensure a faux-pas free trip. Here are 19 things NOT to do in Japan.  Click here to read more…

11 Uniquely Themed Trains in Japan You Must Hop Aboard On Your Next Trip by Tripzilla

Japan is well-known for its extensive and incredibly efficient transportation network. It comes as no surprise then, that the East Japan Railway Company (JR-East) is looking to push the limits of rail travel with its quirky lineup of fun, and creative themed trains. Affectionately dubbed Joyful Trains, they allow passengers to cozy up to Pikachus, drink finely-brewed sakes and even gaze up at the stars, all from the ease and comfort of their seats!

Trains in Japan aren’t just a mode of transportation; they’re an exciting journey to look forward to! These Joyful Trains will surely transform train rides across the country into extraordinary, technicoloured adventures. All on board with the idea? Then here are 11 joyful rides pulling up to your next stop: Japan!  Click here to read more…

Thanks Anne and Tony.

PS. If you have any questions you are welcome to ask questions in the Japan Travel Planning Facebook Group

Other Facebook Groups – Rugby World Cup 2019 and Olympics 2020

If you are planning to visit Japan for either (or both!) of these events you are invited to join the groups with details below

We are just getting started in putting together the content for each of these groups and look forward to having a dedicated area where group members can interact without overloading the main group!

Join the Japan Travel Planning Facebook Group

You are also welcome to join our Japan Travel Planning Facebook Group – it is a great resource to enable you be inspired and to ask questions about your upcoming trip to Japan!

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