Japan is a popular travel destination for people from all around the globe. Year-round, it offers incredible food, beautiful natural scenery, plenty of history as well as a rich and diverse contemporary culture.
Throughout the year, there are all sorts of specific reasons to visit Japan, from cherry blossom season in the spring to the Autumn Equinox to ski and snowboarding season later in the year.
But while these activities and experiences are available annually, that’s no reason to hold off on a trip to Japan. 2019 is a particularly good time to visit the country, and here are a few reasons why:
Exchange rates are good and getting better. AUD to Yen conversion is pretty good right now, and it’s expected to move further in Aussie’s favour in the second half of 2019. This means if you’re travelling from Australia, expect your dollar to go far.
The country will be in tip-top condition. This year, Japan is hosting the Rugby World Cup. Next year, the Olympics come to town. Both of these major events mean that the country will be updating
2019 marks an important point in Japanese history. In April of this year, the current Emperor Akihito will step down after a 30-year reign. This will be the first time in over 200 years that a ruler has been allowed to leave their position.
The MoMA of Tokyo has finally reopened. After about four years of closure for renovations, the famous Museum of Contemporary Art re-opened its doors last month. Experience the new space in its prime if you travel to Japan in 2019.
Japan just launched its first Moomin theme park. This cute cartoon from Scandinavia is beloved all over the world, including in Japan. Embrace your inner child at this brand-new park to celebrate the character.
So, what do you say? Are these enough reasons for you to book a trip to Japan in 2019? If so, be sure to check out some of our top Japanese travel deals and activities to do while you’re there!