Kyoto 2022 – Without Inbound Tourists

With seventeen different locations recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites, and many other incredible places not on ‘the list’, Kyoto is normally packed with tourists. With basic precautions (wear a mask, social distance, wash hands often…), a visit to Kyoto, before inbound tourists return, should be at the top of the list for anyone … More Kyoto 2022 – Without Inbound Tourists

GLIMPSES OF GEISHA – A ‘VIRTUAL’ ART EXHIBITION

A first for Excursions Japan, I hope you’ll enjoy this online exhibition of Japan-influenced paintings by a friend of mine, Lillian Oishi. If you would like information on purchasing a print, or commissioning an original one, e-mail me at excursionsjapan@gmail.com An emerging young artist to look out for, Lillian Oishi, has a love of music … More GLIMPSES OF GEISHA – A ‘VIRTUAL’ ART EXHIBITION

Living in Japan: Places to visit before international tourists return

If you are currently living in Japan, consider visiting these popular sightseeing spots before inbound tourists are allowed back into the country. Due to overtourism, the atmosphere of many of these locations has changed dramatically in recent years. They are currently more relaxed, but when the country opens up, they will, again, be inundated with … More Living in Japan: Places to visit before international tourists return