Japan Travel Planning Newsletter – 9 September 2018

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Welcome to the Japan Travel Planning fortnightly newsletter for 9 September 2018, which includes information to help you plan your trip to Japan, top travel deals and articles about Japan.

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Key Japan Planning Information

Autumn Foliage Planning

For those of you planning to visit Japan from now to mid December you are almost definitely planning to try to see some of the glorious autumn foliage colours throughout Japan.

I have found a very comprehensive guide on the Matcha website which includes detailed information about the fall colour dates and locations across all of Japan from north to south.  Click here to check it out and to incorporate into your itinerary planning.

Major Upcoming Events in Japan

September is a big fireworks festival month in Japan, so to find out when an event have been scheduled check out this page for Tokyo and this page for Japan.  You can also see other events which have been scheduled!

Voyagin September Autumn Sale Promotion

Voyagin is currently running their the Autumn Sale until 30 September 2018 with the following coupon code discounts:

  • Spend $US 100, Save $US 7, use coupon code`SEPTSALE7`
  • Spend $US 250, Save $US 20, use coupon code `SEPTSALE20`
  • Spend $US 400, Save $US 30, use coupon code `SEPTSALE30`

Note that this deal does not include discounts on Tokyo Disneyland or Tokyo Disneysea

To see a great range of popular purchase options through Voyagin to take advantage of this sale I suggest you check out our Voyagin Tours and Tickets page at this link.

Voyagin Tours and Tickets for Japan

Everything Sumo!

The Tokyo September sumo tournament is starting today over 9-24 September 2018!  There may still be some tickets available, check out the options to below:

9 – 24 September 2018 in Tokyo.

11- 25 November 2018 in Fukuoka.  Official ticket sales commence on 6 October 2018.

For more information about how to purchase your sumo wrestling tickets check out my article on How To Buy Sumo Wrestling Online Tickets In 2018.

How to Buy Sumo Wrestling Online Tickets in 2018 and 2019

New Book! Japan in a Van: A Travelogue

This is a great travelogue style book by author Efrat van Kloeten about exploring Japan in a van and really getting off the beaten tourist track.  Click here to check out the prices and order through Amazon.

“Like all good things, it started with wild imagination…”

‘Japan in a Van’ enrolls a 45-day road trip of a young couple to one of the most beautiful, exciting and intriguing places on earth.
Between vivid descriptions of waterfalls and indigo fields, Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, you can sense the tradition of the wasteland and the technology of the cities and get numerous lists of tips: How to rent the right car? How to navigate easily in the country side? What and where to eat? How to overcome cultural and lingual differences? And how much should a trip like this cost?

Join this extraordinary voyage to experience Japan on a whole new level.

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 previously to get even further discounts! )

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

How to Book Robot Restaurant Tokyo Tickets for 2018

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.

Best Online Pocket Wifi Rental in Japan for Tourists in 2018

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 citizens from over 150 countries.

We have just booked our own travel insurance through World Nomads for our upcoming trip to South Korea!


Top Articles This Week From the Facebook Group

Japan on a Budget – An Insider’s Guide to Saving Like a Boss by The Blessing Bucket

Want to know how you can enjoy Japan on a budget? Well you’ve hit gold! Your friendly insider, AKA yours truly, is here today to dish all the best secrets! I want to crack the myth that “Japan is expensive” and teach you all the tricks I’ve gathered in my two years living in Japan. So if you are ready, pop open a Japanese beer and read on! Click here to read more…

Japan’s Toilet Situation: Types of Toilets and Usage

There are basically 3 types of toilets, the Japanese-style toilet, Western-style toilet, and the multi-function toilet and the type installed will vary depending on the location.  The Japanese-type toilet is most common at sight-seeing locations and adjusting to the needs of the people, these are currently being converted to Western-style toilets.  Click here to read more…

Heading To Japan? Want To Buy The Cheapest Japan Rail JR Pass? Read This. by Pretraveller

When you start planning your trip to Japan a key question for most travellers is whether you need to buy a Japan Rail JR Pass and what is the cheapest option. If you search in Google for Japan Rail Passes you are immediately inundated with many websites advertising themselves as the best place to buy your JR pass, and it can be somewhat confusing to work out the best place to purchase your JR Pass online at the cheapest price.

The aim of this article is to help answer those questions so you can buy the cheapest JR Pass online with confidence (if you even need one!).  Click here to read more…

Heading to Japan? Want to Buy the Cheapest Japan Rail JR Pass? Read This.

Thanks Anne and Tony.

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

New Facebook Groups – Rugby World Cup 2019 and Olympics 2020

We have just set up two new Facebook Groups to have a key focus on planning your travel to Japan for the upcoming 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

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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