[Update, December 12] The Go to Travel campaign has been suspended in Tokyo from Friday December 18, and nationwide over the New Year holidays from December 28 until January 11.
In this age of Covid-19 coronavirus, the world isn’t exactly our oyster. Although Japan’s sweeping entry ban is still in place, those of us already here are being encouraged to explore our own backyard and see everything the country has to offer.
To promote domestic travel and to help boost local businesses, the Japanese government has set up the Go to Travel campaign, which provides residents with subsidies of up to 50 percent on transportation, hotels, restaurants, tourist attractions and shopping, all within Japan.
Effective October 1, Tokyo is now included in the campaign, so those travelling to and from the capital are now eligible for the discounts.
Most of the information on the Go to Travel campaign is in Japanese, so we’ve compiled all the key details on this remarkable travel deal.
These details are subject to change – this is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
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