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It does sound too good to be true. I would love to return to Japan. The politeness, everything was so very clean and the food, fabulous at every meal we ate.

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I have tentative plans to return to Japan later this year so this is of interest to me.

And yes, I know, I can't enter now. (That's for those who rush to remind everyone which countries you can't enter now.)

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Me too! I would love to go back as soon as they open.

@FrankII are you still studying Japanese?

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Yes, I'm still studying but employing a different method. My old brain is having trouble with learning the Japanese alphabet so I may just stick with the spoken word.

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A half price trip to Japan. That does sound appealing, given everyone I know who has gone there says it is very expensive for everything. But what is included? Air, hotels, 3 meals (and what level of each, basic or luxury or somewhere in between)? Sight seeing? Is it a per diem based off averages? A package tour? You know some people would spend the most they could to take advantage of this offer if there are no limits. I would have to get the fine print details before planning a trip.

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Hi Everyone,
Just wanted to offer that if you ARE planning to visit Japan, I would be happy to offer 'pointers' on when and where to visit in Japan. I have been involved with yearly Exchanges through our local Sister Cities Organization with a town in Japan since 1993. The Group that was scheduled to visit Oregon in June 2020 cancelled in February, when Japan residents were being advised not to travel outside the country. They were hoping to keep things safe for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Sadly it was cancelled, but my friends there have all been adhering to the 'shelter in place' for several months.

Japan is an amazing Country and the people are very friendly and will go out of their way to help you! The transportation systems are very good - when they can run! I have always felt safe there and have had no hesitation to venture out by myself! I have found the people to be very honest and they will track you down, if you forget and leave something at a hotel or on a picnic bench or?? The architecture is amazing and their customs are fascinating and ancient. They appreciate nature and natural beauty of the countryside and even their small gardens at their homes are manicured and beautiful!

There are a few apps that are helpful in hearing the Japanese words spoken for the Traveler who said he was struggling with learning Japanese - FrankII was it??

Happy traveling!
Janet

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My sister had a trip to Japan planned (before all this) for Sept for her hubs 60th birthday. I don't think she has cancelled it yet - I'll have to see if she's heard about this.

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NHK, a Japanese news organization, is reporting that Japan may lift its state of emergency on the last prefectures, including Tokyo, as early as Monday.

The country has yet to announce when it would open to foreign visitors.

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Thank you Frank II. Yeah, as I said, it was too good to be true. Still, this won’t stop me from visiting sometime soon.

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Definitely go to Japan. It is an amazing country. I'm planning a return visit that I hope will happen later this year.

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I would like to go also in October of this year, if possible. I went to Japan in 2017 and fell in love. It’s an amazing country.