Autumn in Japan: 2021 Fall Foliage Forecast

Japan is famous for its four distinct and breathtaking seasons, and many visitors to the country often consider the Japanese autumn to be the most beautiful. As temperatures dip after the scorching summer, the colors of the leaves change into vibrant shades of orange, red, yellow, and brown. This fall foliage is a magnificent sight that has inspired artists and poets for centuries.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Japan: Travel advisory

With millions of tourists due to visit Japan, this page can help travelers to stay up to date with news about travel restrictions to Japan regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Below you’ll find information regarding whether it is currently safe to travel to Japan, essential safety measures, and the Japanese response to coronavirus.

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Tashirojima: Cat Island travel guide

An idyllic getaway off the east coast of Japan, Tashirojima Island is perfect for visitors looking for a unique destination that is not overrun with tourists. This rural paradise is steeped in tradition, from its small fishing villages to its shrines to the cats that watch over the island and its people.

Cats are probably the most famous thing about Tashirojima — there are more feline residents here than humans! This has given it the nickname “Cat Island. These furry inhabitants are often more than happy to approach visitors. They might even pose for a photo with you!

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Japan’s COVID-19 Vaccine Passport

With the pandemic still affecting international travel, you may be wondering if it’ll be possible to travel to Japan any time soon. But the country may be opening its borders sooner than you think.

Like many countries, Japan is now planning to introduce a vaccine passport. This is part of a scheme to reopen international travel by making sure that passengers coming into the country have a low risk of carrying COVID-19.

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Kabuki in Japan: What it is and how to watch it

If you’re planning to visit Japan and are eager to learn about its vast cultural heritage, then you should definitely include at least one Kabuki performance on your travel itinerary. The traditional dance-drama is one of the three major classical Japanese theaters, alongside noh and bunraku.

This complete guide can help you to understand the cultural meaning and significance of Kabuki, where to see a performance, what to expect from a show, and how to book tickets.

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