September 22, 2022 Update: While I have no plans to actively continue posts, it does appear that at this point Japan is close to reopening the borders, and so I’ll be posting more details about the new entry requirements when they become available.
Today I’ve made the difficult decision to permanently close Jose’s Japan Tips. As of today there will be no further contributions to either my blog or to my Facebook page.
I have regrettably reached the point where I can no longer offer meaningful travel advice and tips at a time when restrictions on inbound tourism to Japan continue with no end in sight… unless you’re traveling on an expensive package tour and chaperoned, as is the present case.
I plan to leave my Facebook page up for the foreseeable future, and will keep the WordPress blog up until at least the end of the year (when my paid subscription is due to expire). While I have no further plans to post, I do remain available to answer any questions you may have about travel to and around Japan, time permitting.
Thanks for your support of this blog and page over so many years. I still love Japan, and hope that you will have the opportunity to visit or return to the country when the Japanese government decides to allow it.