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Visiting Japan – New Entry Guidelines

Japan reopened to international travellers for tourism on June 10th, 2022, with some restrictions (must be part of a guided tour by approved travel operator in Japan). Unique Japan Tours (UJT Services G.K.) are an approved travel operator in Japan.   The following is a summary of the guidelines* all approved agents must follow:   *Guidelines […]

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The world famous Kinkakuji Temple (The Golden Pavilion) in Kyoto, Japan

Japan Discovered – HURRY…. almost full.

Our most popular small group tour “Japan Discovered” is in hot demand towards the end of this year. Maximum 12 guests on this tour.   Upcoming Dates…. Sep 5th ~ September 18th, 2022  Featuring: Tokyo Grand Sumo Tournament   Oct 5th ~ September 18th, 2022  Featuring: Takayama Festival   If you are considering this incredible […]

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🎌 Japan has reopened for Tourism!! 🎌

We are thrilled to announce that Japan will be reopening to tourists starting June 10th, ending a two-year pandemic closure. On Thursday May 26th Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said “We will resume accepting tourists on package tours with guides from the 10th of next month. Step by step we will aim to accept (tourists) as we […]

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Samurai heritage in the village of Kakunodate!

Over the last number of years, international tourism has seen a trend towards people seeking out new “hidden gem” destinations that are slightly off the well beaten paths of the traditional tourist trails. This process has been accelerated with the pandemic as international tourists are seeking destinations that offer more authentic experiences and a more […]

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Black Friday Deal!!

Offer valid on select 2022/23 small group tours only (see below). Maximum €500 pp off any tour price Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or existing bookings.                 Tohoku Trails  (off the beaten track) Onsen villages, farm stay, luxurious trains, UNESCO & Ritz Carlton Nikko, […]

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Covid 19 Update from Japan

FOREIGN TRAVEL TO JAPAN Foreign travel to Japan is still not permitted beyond some special exceptions. (Japan National Tourist Organisation Travel Updates) however it is anticipated that international travel will be possible again in the near future.  The Japan Business Federation, better known as Keidanren, have been lobbying the government to ease its entry restrictions. […]

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Top 10 Islands to Visit in Japan

1) Amami Oshima Amami Oshima is a tropical island paradise and one of the largest elevated coralline islands in Kagoshima prefecture, close to Yoron yet on a bigger scale. The colourful coral is contained in cobalt seas which surround the dramatic coastlines and lush tropical forests, home to the native Amami rabbit and jay.  In […]

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Top 10 Onsen in Japan

The flow of hot water from volcanic sources brings about the cultural and ethereal experience of bathing in nature. Hot springs come in a variety of sizes, can be rotemburo (open air with sky views) and uchiburo (indoor baths). 3,000 areas and 27,000 facilities make this an authentic way to connect with the traditions of a nation. Take time to recharge, connecting body and soul with this ritual and […]

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