Narita social distancing
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My Japan Quarantine Story – Navigating Strict Travel Restrictions During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has heavily impacted the world for a couple of years now, and many countries are still implementing regulations to try and keep the disease as under control as possible. This has obviously made international travel more difficult and complicated than it already is, and Japan in particular has become notorious for its strict border controls. I was able to leave and return to Japan during the age of coronavirus and mandatory quarantine, experiencing all the stressful procedures for myself. I hope that my account can help you prepare mentally or physically, so read on to hear what my experience was like.
Kansai weekend getaway destinations
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5 Perfect Weekend Getaway Spots in Kansai

The Kansai region is home to many lovely towns that are the perfect locations to relax during a weekend getaway, away from the hustle and bustle of major tourist areas. They offer quintessential Japanese townscapes, relaxing onsen, and stunning scenery, all the elements for the ideal short trip! Read on to learn about our recommended weekend getaway spots in Kansai that have yet to be discovered by overseas tourists.
Sea of Japan sightseeing spots
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7 Lesser-Traveled Spots in Japan! Touring the Sea of Japan Through Kansai

The Kansai area in Japan is made up of several prefectures that touch the Sea of Japan, including Fukui, Kyoto, Hyogo, and Tottori. This has had a profound impact on local architecture, culture, and cuisine, offering spectacular experiences that can only be enjoyed on this side of Japan! These spots allow you to gaze upon stunning scenery, refreshing your mind and body, while avoiding the crowds and exploring this lush side of Japan at your own pace. If you are looking to get away on a trip with stunning scenery and locations not yet widely known amongst foreign travelers, read on to learn about the breathtaking spots looking out onto the Sea of Japan!