The plum blooms are almost over, and now we are counting down the days for the cherry blossoms.
March 11th was a fine day and I went with a family of four from Singapore. There were two schoolboys, always a challenge for me because its now very difficult to remember what I was interested in back when I was their age. My sincere hopes that they found not only our tour but also their stay in Japan as something pleasant to remember!
It was also a special tour in that our team was joined by members of Explore Japan – an organization run by high school students to train volunteers and tour guides. They are quite impressive and they have custom tours, so I suggest you take a look at their website for your next visit to Japan.
Visitors to Japan has steadily been growing over the past year with 28.7M in 2017, and the government has a goal of increasing the figure to 40M in 2020. As such, we are continuously trying to improve our tour.
Sunday morning tour is such a trial, we are trying to figure out what day/time best suit travelers from abroad.
Do you prefer Saturday mornings when places are less crowded? Or would you rather sleep late because you hop bars on Friday nights?