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You may have been getting the message that Tokyo has returned pretty much back to normal. According to our staff and even our customers that are there, the great city is pretty much ‘normal’.
InsideJapan have a number of group tours still running and a few indepedent travellers who decided that recent events in the north were not going to put them off. We received an email from one of our American clients, (Mr McVickar from Chicago) who began his travels on April 1st in Tokyo, and is due to travel to Kanazawa and Takayama in the Japanese Alps, onto the cultural capital of Kyoto and then to the mountains and hot springs of Hakone before returning to the metropolis over a two week period. Mr McVickar wanted to drop us a line to let us know how he was getting on his first couple of days in Tokyo;
Everything is fantastic! We are so glad that we went ahead with our trip!
All has been very smooth and we’ve been having a great time. We don’t notice anything out of sorts with Tokyo, although we’ve been told it’s a little more subdued; we have been thanked many times from store and restaurant workers who learn that we are here on vacation and that we didn’t let the disaster keep us from visiting.
Meanwhile, our tour leader Tom Orsman continues to keep us updated about the situation after meeting his Hidden Japan tour group in Tokyo;
We hope that these messages will give some sense of reassurance to our customers planning to head to Japan. We also hope that the UK Foreign Commonwealth Office will review their seemingly inaccurate and out-of-date travel advice with regards to Japan’s capital immediately!