Oku Japan Insights

Welcome to the Oku Japan blog, full of our latest news and interesting information on Japan.
In March and April, cherry blossom mania begins - forecasts as to when and where the blooms will appear first and when they will peak make the morning weather reports. Sakura -flavored items make their way into restaurant menus, coffee shops, and supermarkets.

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Japan is a country that is very friendly towards solo travellers. Historically, people walked trails by themselves as wandering merchants, ronin (‘masterless samurai’) or religious pilgrims.

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It's our belief that travelling away from the cities is where children will learn and experience the most, and create memories that will stay with them well into adulthood.

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While every season has its own charm, the temperatures, events and scenery of one may be better suited to your interests than another. This change has a rippling effect that seeps into Japan’s daily life...

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Book your 2022 tour with confidence, and read about our on-tour safety measures.

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