Day trips from Tokyo

Old May 5th, 2022, 08:55 PM
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Whenever, if ever, you go, I hope my thoughts prove useful, crellston. Best wishes!
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Old May 6th, 2022, 08:34 AM
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Good luck. I am planning a trip for Oct/Nov (hopefully fly to Aomori and return from Tokyo is the planning so far).

~Everybody is wearing masks outside there because everyone else is wearing masks outside. IDK what it will take to change that (I feel like that is a necesary change that needs to happen before they reopen, or at least for people to be ~comfortable with foreign tourists around). People wearing masks by the water in a park on Tokyo Bay with nobody else around. In street interviews some people say that if the govt says it is ok not to wear masks that they will ignore it and they expect to be wearing masks for 2 to 5 years.

Japan had its highest covid peak in February and the numbers of new cases has dropped from that peak but is still higher than the post-Olympics peak last August.

I check the covid numbers at this link to see how they are doing:
covid japan - Google Search

The govt could reopen sooner because of economics. Sooner than the people's comfort level with it, I mean. I want to be able to see their faces, but if not, then I at least don't want to be treated like I have plague (when masked).

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Old May 6th, 2022, 01:09 PM
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The more I read , the less hopeful I become! read an article in a reputable newspaper today the gist of which was that the decision was politically motivated rather then anything to do with teh empirical evidence. The government seemed to be caving into the embedded xenophobia of the majority of Japanese people. I am not sure I am comfortable visiting a country with that sort of attitude, in these sort of circumstances. I have been looking into altering my flights to have layover only in Tokyo but flights have more than doubled and there slow availability. Seems like the demand is there and tickets are still being sold so maybe soemone knows something I dont?
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