Sunday, August 7, 2016

Bookings open for 2017!

Brochure is at the printers

My 2017 brochure is at the printers as I type, but I thought you should know my website is updated and I'm ready to take bookings. I've taken a different approach to the brochure this year; it is more eco-friendly, so if you'd like one mailed to you, go to this link.


All my tours have availability, except for City Lights & Alpine Trails, which has been taken by a private group. My tours are similar to the ones I ran in 2016, but I have extended both North Sakura (formerly Tohoku Sakura) and Earth & Fire. North Sakura now continues under the sea to the port town of Hakodate in Hokkaido, where the cherry blossoms should be spectacular at Goryokaku Fort. As for the Earth & Fire tour, I have decided to include Hagi, on the Japan Sea side because it is one of the most important centres of pottery.

Japan tourism booming

You will see that prices have gone up a little for 2017 because of the drop in the Australian dollar against the yen, and also tourism in Japan is booming from visitors of neighbouring countries, which is pushing costs up. However, I've kept my tours good value for you. Last year, my sakura tours sold out quite fast, so please contact me soon if you are interested in the cherry blossoms. Please visit my website for details on all my tours.


I recently returned from a two week holiday in Okinawa, and I can recommend it for anyone wanting a break from winter in Australia. I enjoyed the coral beaches, snorkelling, kayaking and also the relaxed pace of life. It also has beautiful butterflies everywhere! Please get in touch with me if you are interested in visiting some day.