Black Friday Japan Travel Deals
I've collated some of the best Japan travel related Black Friday deals and added them all to my Japan Travel Deals page.
There are more deals to come (but some are embargoed so I cannot share them just yet, but I will be adding to this list when the deals can become public), so keep checking back if you're interested in grabbing a bargain.
And there are some HUGE savings to be had among these - up to 75% off accommodation anyone?!
If you do take advantage of any of the offers feel free to share what you bagged with me and fellow readers by leaving a comment below and/or email me. It's helpful to know what you are (and are not) most interested in.
Although I'm not offering a Black Friday deal this year, you can SAVE 22% on my Hiroshima Google Map until 30 November.
Deals listed so far include:
- GetYourGuide - Up to 50% OFF tours and activities
- TourRadar - Up to 50% OFF Japan tours
- Booking.com - At least 40% OFF on stays in Asia
- Hostelworld - Up to 75% OFF the best hostels
- ExpressVPN - 3 extra months free with a 12-month plan
- and more...
Access Japan-Only Content Using ExpressVPN's New Router
Aside from securing your online access using encryption, if you want to use your home internet services in Japan or access streaming services while away, a VPN can help.
ExpressVPN is the #1 trusted leader in the field and they recently announced they've added Aircove, the world's first VPN Router to their product range in 35 countries.
Aircove helps secure all your devices - even smart home appliances and gaming consoles that can’t install VPN software.
Why is this of interest?
Because you can set Japan as a VPN location on your router and now you can access Japan-only content via your TVs, games consoles, smartphone and more.
Now you can keep up with your favourite anime, sumo tournaments, TV dramas and all those terrible Japanese food shows! 😅
You can buy the Aircove router direct from Amazon.
Trending Japan Cities To Visit
Flight comparison site Skyscanner has just published its annual UK Travel Trends report, and destinations in Japan feature several times.
In true British style, weather is the most influential factor in destination decision-making, followed by food and culture.
So where will UK travellers be headed to in Japan in 2024?
Skyscanner tracks changes in searches with Sapporo seeing a 276% increase in searches, Osaka 231% and Tokyo 208%.
I thought it was encouraging to see Sapporo rated the highest, and even Osaka over Tokyo.
Since Japan reopened to international tourism just over a year ago, not only have the numbers of tourists been much higher than many predicted, but I've definitely noticed a trend towards getting more off-the-beaten-path and away from the Golden Route.
Oh, and if you were wondering, Vigo in Spain was in the No.1 spot.
You can read the full report on the Skyscanner website HERE.
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UPDATED! The Real Japan Travel Hubs
I've given my Japan Travel Hubs a refresh.
These are good starting points for your trip research depending on your interest.
There are 3 hubs:
The aim of the Travel Hubs is to quickly get you to some of my best content at each stage of your trip planning.
Travel Essentials, Popular Planning Info, Accommodation Reviews, Japan Book Reviews and Popular Planning Videos.
Discover Japan's Islands, City Travel Guides, Top Recommendations, Off The Beaten Path and Popular Destination Videos
Most Popular, Cultural Experiences, Japan's Incredible Food & Drink, Unique Experiences, and Popular Experience Videos.
All three also include the ability to browse the site based on the most popular content tags.
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