Japanese Government cancel offer of free tickets to Japan

You better sit down, this may be a shock. So some of you may already know this but it appears that the Japanese Government have withdrawn their offer of 10000 free tickets to Japan. From what I’ve gathered, this is due to priority. It’s understandable that they’d want to cancel this offer to redirect the funds into the clean up of the earthquake and tsunami. After all, it did cause a lot of damage and repairing roads, cleaning up and rebuilding costs a lot of money.

We (JD) are as disappointed as you are right now. 10000 free tickets to Japan seemed too good to be true. To be able to shed thousands of dollars off our budget would have been amazing. Although the Japan National Tourism Organisation have encouraged us to continue to plan our holidays to Japan as places such as Kyoto, Tokyo, Osaka, Okinawa, Sapporo, Hiroshima and Hakone weren’t affected by the tsunami nor the earthquake.

Anyways, I hope you all continue to plan your trips to Japan as we are. Also, don’t forget that the year is coming to a close so have a Happy New Year!




About JD Japan

Two senior high school students Jeff n' Dan who plan to go to Japan in the near future after graduation. Before we do that, we'll just be blogging about Japan-related stuff or talk about ourselves.

Posted on December 28, 2011, in General, Japan and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. this is a sad news… Sorry about that. Really hope things will work out for the good. And yes, you’re right in encouraging your readers not to stop planning their Japan tour. I am here in Tokyo and it is beautiful!

    For people who even plan to like stay here longer, they can actually live in a share house.

    I’ve talked about share house in our Come on UP House blog.

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