Update: 03/24/2020 The Tokyo 2020 Olympics have been postponed because of concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was jointly made by the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach.
Haneda Airport – at one time known as Tokyo International Airport – is an important hub for international travelers. If you’re flying into Japan or flying into Tokyo from another part of Japan, chances are Haneda may be on your itinerary. How far is it from the airport to your preferred destination? How much does a taxi cost? How do you navigate the commuter train system? If you’re wondering how to get from Haneda Airport to Tokyo Station or other nearby areas, check out this handy Haneda Airport travel guide.
Japan is world famous for its sakura, or cherry blossom, season. In early spring, thousands of trees across Japan burst forth in shades of red, pink, and white, washing the land in color. Many families enjoy hanami at this time, picnics or parties for the purpose of viewing the flowers. Tourists also flock to Japan during the cherry blossom season. Tokyo is a prime viewing location due to its abundant parks and green spaces. If you’d like to see Tokyo in bloom, when should you plan your vacation? What are the best spots for cherry blossom viewing? And, how can … Continue reading “Cherry blossoms in Tokyo: Best spots and festivals”
The sakura cherry blossom season in Japan is on the bucket list of travelers the world over. For a few short weeks each spring, Japan’s cities and countryside are adorned with the cloudlike white and pink flowers. Residents often hold hanami, parties or picnics for the purpose of observing the blossoms. You may even find yourself in the midst of a cherry blossom festival! If you’re planning a trip to Kyoto during this remarkable time of year, you will find cherry blossoms in abundance. There are, however, a number of places that provide a truly stunning cherry blossom experience in … Continue reading “Cherry blossoms in Kyoto: Where to admire the Hanami”
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games have been postponed to 2021 due to the covid-19 Coronavirus. The new dates have already been confirmed for July 26, 2021. We will update the contents as new information appears. Meanwhile, you can find out what’s new at: Tokyo 2020 Olympics delayed until 2021 due to Coronavirus The Olympic Games have a rich history dating back nearly 3,000 years. The first Olympics are dated to 776 B.C. The games were a festival to the god Zeus and were held every four years until they were suppressed in 393 C.E. Truces were enacted so … Continue reading “Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Guide: Everything you need to know”
When is the best time to visit Japan? This is a question without a simple answer. Japan is a year-round destination, with interesting activities, attractions, and festivities throughout the year. Your decision will depend on several factors. First, do you wish to avoid the crowded, busy times, more expensive times, or hot, cold, or rainy weather? Second, what activities or events to do wish to enjoy? Are they seasonal or available year-round?