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Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet train, Japan

Hokuriku Shinkansen Bullet Train Takes You Off The Beaten Path In Japan

Since the end of the pandemic, Japan has soared in popularity with many travelers visiting Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and other popular cities. While the country might still be on your bucket list, a new high-speed bullet train route has been launched to take travelers to a lesser-known area with many fascinating attractions. Those who want to learn more about Japanese...

Geisha in Kyoto, Japan

Tourists To Be Banned From Kyoto’s Geisha District Due To Misbehavior

  Local officials in Gion, the popular geisha district of Kyoto, are now banning tourists from the streets and alleys in the area. The reason is the lack of cultural awareness and the subsequent bad behavior by the tourists. It also forms part of the overtourism that has been affecting Japan since the end of the pandemic. Kyoto officials to ban tourists from...

More capacity of Air Canada flights to Japan for cherry blossom season

Air Canada Increases Capacity For Cherry Blossom Season 2024 In Japan

Interest in Japan’s iconic cherry blossoms was put on pause during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the spring of 2023 saw many visitors. Looking ahead to the spring of 2024, and interest is likely to be even stronger. However, the airline is making a plan with earlier seasonal starts and increased seat capacity. This will allow North Americans to take advantage and visit...