Although we realise people are concerned about traveling to Japan, we strongly recommend waiting a few more days until things have calmed down in the media and until Japanese Government and experts get the Fukushima Daiichi power plant under control. Already they have made huge progress. Remember, every hour is only one hour away from being safe to travel. So, hang in there and hold on to your tickets.
1. What will the mood be like if we travel?
Obviously Japanese people are deeply upset and shocked by what has happened to their people and country. However, they are very strong, determined people who will rebuild these areas in no time. We believe that the mood will be one of unity. The Japanese people have never been more proud of their people for getting through what they have had to get through so far. They are welcoming people back into the country and really need our help to boost their economy that will ultimately be spent on rebuilding the homes, roads, businesses that have been lost. Remember, most people travel west from Tokyo (to Kyoto, Osaka etc.). By avoiding going to Japan, the knock-on effect across the whole country will be seen. They need our support more than ever. So, we urge you to think twice before canceling your trip.
2. We were planning to go to Japan in April/May. Will this still be possible?
As soon as the problems in the Fukushima Daiichi power plant are resolved we expect peo
ple to start traveling again. The cherry blossom season is soon approaching. This is one of Japans busiest and best seasons. It really would be a shame to miss it and to turn away from the people of Japan now. Trains including the bullet trains in/out of Tokyo heading west are almost fully operational. Narita Airport access is operational. The only places out of action are those heading north. If you had Sendai or anywhere north and east of here on your plans for travel, perhaps you need to look into this. Contact us if you need more information.
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