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 So some of you may already know this but it appears that the Japanese Government have withdrawn their offer of 10000 free tickets to Japan.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!