Japan Travel Planning Newsletter – 18 November 2018

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Welcome to the Japan Travel Planning fortnightly newsletter for 18 November 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

Featured Tickets – Japan Rail Pass

We have had a lot of questions about Japan Rail Passes over the past couple of weeks, so I wanted to let you know that we have just finished a major update to our Japan Rail Pass article which should answer most of the common questions, and also provides you with our recommended options to purchase your JR Pass.

Click here to check out our article:  Heading To Japan? Want To Buy The Cheapest Japan Rail JR Pass? Read This.

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

Voyagin Year End Sale Promotion

Voyagin is currently running their Year End Sale from 1 November 2018 to 6 January 2019 with the following coupon code discounts, note that this deal does not include discounts on Tokyo Disneyland or Tokyo Disneysea tickets or whole of Japan Rail Passes:

  • Spend $US 80, Save $US 5, use coupon code`YEAREND5`
  • Spend $US 130, Save $US 10, use coupon code `YEAREND10`
  • Spend $US 350, Save $US 30, use coupon code `YEAREND30`

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 JR Pass Promotion

Voyagin is also currently running their JR Pass Promotion from 1 November 2018 to 6 January 2019 with the following coupon code discounts, note that this deal can only be used for 7, 14 or 21 day unlimited National JR Passes– with the option for international shipping to all destinations.

Spend 58,000 Yen, Save 2000 Yen, use coupon code`JR2000` (ie. spend $US 510, get $US 18 discount)
Spend 87,000 Yen, Save 3000 Yen, use coupon code`JR3000` (ie. spend $US 766, get $US 26 discount)
Spend 100,000 Yen, Save 4000 Yen, use coupon code`JR4000`(ie. spend $US 881, get $US 35 discount)

Voyagin Tours and Tickets for Japan


Major Upcoming Events in Japan

Winter Illuminations in Japan

Japan puts on a wonderful range of illumination events across Japan over the winter months.  Here is a selection of links to help you find out about the most popular options:

Other Japan Events

Click on this page for Tokyo and this page for Japan to see the upcoming events.

Everything Sumo!

Upcoming sumo tournaments:

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 and 2019.

How to Buy Sumo Wrestling Online Tickets in 2019

Top Japan Travel Deals This Week

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals for Japan

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales are coming on 29 November and 2 December 2019! We have put together a dedicated article and there are already a great range of pre-sale options available – check them out at this link.

We are progressively updating this article as more deals are released 🙂

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales 2018 – Japan Travel Planning


Top Articles This Week From the Facebook Group

NEW POST! How To Buy Japanese Kit Kats Online by Pretraveller

Most people who travel to Japan return home with a new found love of the vast range of Japanese Kit Kat flavors – and many with quite a few boxes and packets in their luggage! But once they have all been eaten the next question many people ask is how to buy Japanese Kit Kats, and therefore start the search to look for a Kit Kat store. The aim of this article is to help you find the best options to buy your Japanese KitKats.

You may be surprised to realise that the easiest option to buy Japanese KitKats online is through the Amazon store! They offer a great range of different flavour options to help you re-create those moments in Japan (or try them out in preparation for your trip!).  Click here to read more…

How to Buy Japanese Kit Kats Online

Top Things To Do In Kyoto: Kyoto Sightseeing and Tourist Spots by A Passion and a Passport

Headed to Japan and looking for the best things to do in Kyoto? You’re in luck, because I’ve compiled a whole bunch of Kyoto sights and attractions!

Wondering what to do in Kyoto? Oh, there’s so much! With it’s classical Buddhist temples, lush gardens, and imperial palaces, Kyoto is not to be missed on any trip to Japan. It’s also wildly famous for geisha entertainers, kaiseki dining, and traditional wooden houses. Continue reading for some of the most popular things to do in Kyoto, Japan. Kyoto is the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture, which is located in the Kansai region of Japan, and is roughly 3 hours away from bustling Tokyo via high-speed bullet train. Promise me that you’ll make the trip to Kyoto at least once in your life – yes, it’s just that spectacular (aka I’m currently scheming another trip there asap).  Click here to read more…

Top 25 Easy Day Trips from Tokyo by Tokyo Cheapo

Tokyo is great, there’s no doubt about that, but sometimes you just want to escape and see another side to Japan. And we’re here to help you do just that with these easy day trips from Tokyo.

The skyscrapers can be suffocating in the summer heat and isolating in winter, but don’t limit your trip to this metropolis. Even if you don’t have much time in Japan, it’s great to explore some of the quieter areas and experience the great variety Japan has to offer. From river-boat journeys to vineyards, mountain ranges to island hikes—a day trip can be a whole mini-holiday in itself. If you’re keen to see what else is out there, then here, in no particular order, are our top 25 easy day trips from Tokyo to make your feet itch!  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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