Travel Is Back On The Menu

There's Good News and There's Better News!

The GOOD news! Trusted Japanese media broadcaster NHK has today (August 24th) reported that the Japanese government will further ease border restrictions in September. Individual tourists who arrange their trip through a licensed Japanese travel agent will now be able to enter the country, doing away with the requirement to book a guided travel package.

The BETTER news! H2 Life is a licensed Japanese travel agent and can make all the necessary arrangements to get you here in time for winter. Japow is back on the menu.

With this announcement coming in summer there is still time to enjoy the warmer months in Hokkaido too. That means cool, crisp mornings on the golf course and enjoying the changing leaves in autumn during September and October. Autumn is also the season for great seafood and produce.

Further Steps Announced

Further steps announced recently include an increase in daily visitor numbers from 20,000 to 50,000 and a removal of pre-arrival COVID testing for vaccinated travellers.

While this is big step in the right direction there are still some minor administrative steps required before travel however H2 Life are on hand to provide supporting documentation where required.

Contact Us Today

Get in contact with our friendly H2 Life team with any questions by calling +81 (0)136 21 5138 or emailing

We anticipate an official announcement from the Japanese government in the coming days. While the above information has been obtained from reputable sources we encourage you to read the most up to date, official information on travel restrictions here.