The great Japan Rail Pass is up for a giant price hike at “some point in October”. Prices will go up 65-69% for the ordinary class pass by then.
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While officials are keeping up the optimism, lots of attractions have closed down due to the COVI-19 virus outbreak.
In 2018, we went to Japan just before Christmas. We didn’t know exactly what to expect, but we wanted a break. We picked up some plane tickets and a Japan Rail Pass and went with minimal planning.
Sadly enough, Shuri Castle in Naha, Okinawa was destroyed by fire in the night of 31st October.
Okura main wing and lobby before it was demolished in 2015. Seems that - at least for the lobby – there will be second chances.
Tokyo always comes in two versions: A real-world city, and one that lives in our imagination. From the slightly surreal world of Lost in Translation and the fluorescent-lit nightscape of Murakami’s After Dark to the cyberpunk Neo-Tokyo of Akira it is as much a nexus of global pop culture as the epicenter of Japan. We will take you on a tour – our tour – of Tokyo and show you our version.