Japan Travel Planning Newsletter – 25 August 2019

Japan Travel Planning

Welcome to the Japan Travel Planning fortnightly newsletter for 25 August 2019, which includes information to help you plan your trip to Japan, top travel deals and articles about Japan.

A great resource to plan your trip is our Start Here to Plan Your Trip to Japan page.

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

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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Japan Travel Deals

Voyagin are currently running their Summer Sale from 1 July to 1 September 2019 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, “TRAVELSUMMER10”
  • Save $25 when you spend $300, “TRAVELSUMMER25”
  • Save $40 when you spend $450, “TRAVELSUMMER40”

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:

  • 8 – 22 September 2019 in Tokyo.  Note that this sumo tournament overlaps with the Rugby World Cup 2019, so tickets have already been in high demand.  Official ticket sales commenced on 3 August 2019 and quickly sold out.  Click here to 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.
  • 12 – 26 January 2020 in Tokyo.  Official ticket sales commence on 7 December 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.

The Mt Fuji Climbing Season – 1 July to 10 September 2019

The Mt Fuji Summit Climbing Season is open over 1 July to 10 September 2019.  Voyagin has a great affordable climbing tour package where you can also add on hire of essential equipment.  First add your climbing tour booking to your Voyagin Shopping Cart, then click to the shopping cart to see the available add ons, which includes equipment hire and other options.

Click on this link to see the details and to make your Mt Fuji Climb Tour Booking through Voyagin.


Featured Japan Activities – Book in to a Michelin Star Restaurant in Japan

If you are interested in booking in to a Michelin Star restaurant in Japan then you may not be aware that it can be very challenging to make a booking!  Voyagin offers a restaurant booking service where they either charge a fee to make a booking on your behalf, or they also have arrangements with many restaurants where you can pre-book in for a set menu, usually with different level options available.

Ensure that you get in early to have the best chance of snagging a successful booking to your preferred restaurant.  Click here to see the restaurants available through the Voyagin booking service and to make your booking.  On the left hand side of the page you will options to filter the available restaurants based on location, specific cuisine and the number of Michelin stars.

Top Japan Travel Deals This Week

Robot Restaurant – Get 34% off the standard ticket price

A very popular option for many visitors to Japan is to go to the crazy Robot Restaurant show in Shinjuku.  Voyagin offers an exclusive option to get 34% off the standard ticket price, and offers the only option to book front row seats online. (and don’t forget to use the coupon code discount detailed above to get even further discounts! ).  You also have the option to select VIP seating options – first add tickets to your shopping cart, then click through to see it and you will then have an additional range of options as add ons to your tickets.  These options include VIP seating as well as food and drink deals which you can pre-order.

Click here to check out Robot Restaurant pricing and to make your booking through Voyagin

Ninja Wifi Coupon Code Deal

Ninja Wifi is a very popular option to rent a pocket wifi for your trip to Japan.  You can book Ninja Wifi through Voyagin to get a 30% discount off the standard price.

Click here to check out prices and book your Ninja Wifi through Voyagin

For more information about other pocket wifi rental options I suggest that you check out our article on the Best Pocket Wifi Rental in Japan for Tourists at this link.

World Nomads Travel Insurance

I recommend that you get a quote from World Nomads travel insurance using the below quotation tool and then book your travel insurance.  Ensure that you check the terms and conditions to ensure that this product is suitable for your needs.  World Nomads provides travel insurance coverage for people from over 150 countries.

 


Top Articles This Week From the Facebook Group

What You Must See in Hiroshima If You Only Have Two Days by Beautifully Travelled

I honestly don’t believe that a two week trip to Japan would be complete without a visit to the city that was once destroyed by the Atomic Bomb and that since then has risen from its ashes. And that is why this post list out all the things that you simply must see in Hiroshima.

Everyone should visit Hiroshima at least once in their life. This city and it’s Peace Memorial Park have a very important message to spread to the world.  Click here to read more…

How to Buy Robot Restaurant Tickets by Pretraveller

An experience that should be on your Tokyo bucket list is a visit to the Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku, located a short walk from Shinjuku Station. Everything about the Tokyo Robot Restaurant is over-the-top. From the moment you enter you will feel like you’ve gone down the rabbit hole and entered a futuristic Alice in Wonderland. Every square inch of space (including entries, elevators, walls, hallways and stairwells) is flashy, colourful and an assault to the senses. It’s been described as like walking through the mind of someone on an acid trip.  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

Our Other Facebook Groups! – Rugby World Cup 2019 and Olympics 2020

We have two additional Facebook Groups to have a key focus on planning your travel to Japan for the  Rugby World Cup in 2019 and  the Olympics in 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

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!

Japan Travel Planning

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