Avoid FOMO! Start Planning Your Japan Itinerary with Your Japan Planning Calendar!

When you are already paying a large amount of money for your dream trip to Japan, you want to ensure that you make the most of your trip.  That includes being aware of major events so you can fine tune your itinerary to ensure that you can attend, or alternatively select the lowest crowd days for popular activities.

We personally hate going on a big trip and after we arrive realise that something was on and we have missed out because we found out about it too late.  FOMO much? (Fear Of Missing Out)

This information is readily available but in multiple locations and only when you know to look for it 🙂  so it is very easy to miss out on an event you were interested in (for example a sumo wrestling tournament – a very common issue with our readers!), or accidentally find that you planned to visit during a peak time.

In our own case for our upcoming trip to Japan we booked our flights to work around the Australian school holidays, and only subsequently realised that we had booked our travel to Japan during the biggest Golden Week ever – including the date for the ascension ceremony for the new Emperor!  Even with everything we know about Japan it was a rookie mistake – which became the motivation to develop these planning calendars to help our readers (and ourselves!) to plan their own trips with greater confidence.

As a result we have spent many hours creating detailed planning calendars for Japan which include details of all of the public holidays, Japan school holidays and major events to help you plan your trip. The downloadable PDF documents include clickable links for each event to help you easily find out more information and more confidently plan your itinerary.

Japan Event Planning Calendar

What is included in Your Japan Planning Calendar?

Each Japan Planning Calendar includes an overview of key events which occur during the period of each calendar, followed by monthly tables which provide further detailed information about specific events. Each event has a clickable link so that you can find more information about that particular event.

At the end are blank monthly calendars which have been pre-filled with public holidays, school holidays and other major events of interest to tourists. You can print out the relevant months and use these monthly calendars to plan your trip.

Will the Japan Travel Planning – Seasonal Calendars Be Updated?

These planning calendars will be updated every three months to ensure that they provide the latest information to plan your trip. Each time they are updated you will automatically receive an email to enable you to download the latest version.

Japan Planning Calendar Options

We are launching three different calendar options which are available for purchase through the Gumroad e-book service portal as follows.

Click here to see a sample page of the detailed monthly calendars.

Japan Planning Calendar Launch Special Deal

We are running a launch special where the first 100 customers for our Japan Planning Calendars will receive a discount of $US 2 using coupon code JTPCALENDARLAUNCH.  Get in quickly to ensure you do not miss out!

Note that after you click on the link to purchase your calendar, a Gumroad pop up box will appear which will enable you to select your preferred option and make payment without leaving this page 🙂 .

Single Season Japan Planning Calendars
Japan Single Season Planning Calendar
For those of you planning a trip within a single season eg. Winter 2019-2020, Spring 2020 or Summer 2020 (including 2020 Olympics) we recommend that you purchase a single season calendar below, which includes one month either side of each season.

We have single season calendars for each of the next five seasons, so you can definitely plan your trip either a short or long way ahead!

Price:  $US 12.99

Click here to purchase a Single Season Calendar
Japan Planning Calendar
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We are running a launch special where the first 100 customers for our Japan Planning Calendars will receive a discount of $US 2 using coupon code JTPCALENDARLAUNCH.  Get in quickly to ensure you do not miss out!

Note that after you click on the link to purchase your calendar, a Gumroad pop up box will appear which will enable you to select your preferred option and make payment without leaving this page 🙂 .

Will the Japan Travel Planning Calendars Be Updated?

These planning calendars will be updated every three months to ensure that they provide the latest information to plan your trip. Each time they are updated you will automatically receive an email to enable you to download the latest version.

We are running a launch special where the first 100 customers for our Japan Planning Calendars will receive a discount of $US 2 using coupon code JTPCALENDARLAUNCH.  Get in quickly to ensure you do not miss out!

Note that after you click on the link to purchase your calendar, a Gumroad pop up box will appear which will enable you to select your preferred option and make payment without leaving this page 🙂 .

Will the Japan Travel Planning Calendars Be Updated?

These planning calendars will be updated every three months to ensure that they provide the latest information to plan your trip. Each time they are updated you will automatically receive an email to enable you to download the latest version.

What does the Winter 2019-2020 Japan Planning Calendar Include?

The Winter 2019-2020 Japan Planning Calendar includes an overview of key events which occur between 1 November 2019 to 31 March 2020.  Monthly tables are included which provide further detailed information about specific events. Each event has a clickable link so that you can find more information about that particular event.

At the end are blank monthly calendars which have been populated with public holidays, school holidays and other major events of interest to tourists. You can print out the relevant months and use these monthly calendars to help plan your trip.

Key information included in the 35 Page Winter 2019-2020 calendar includes:

  • Major events including public holidays and Japan school holidays, with New Year’s Eve as a major event as well as Chinese New Year at the end of January.
  • Winter weather – temperatures as well as what to expect.
  • Skiing and Snowboarding season information, including peak season details
  • The major festivals including snow, illumination, cultural, fireworks and fire festivals for the most popular tourist destinations.  Think Sapporo Snow Festival, Nozawa Fire Festival, Setsuban Bean Throwing Festival, Shirakawago Winter Light Up and many more!
  • The start of the cherry blossom season in Okinawa and the early plum blossom season and early cherry blossom season in mainland Japan.
  • Details for the sumo wrestling tournament being held over Winter 2019-2020.
  • Automobile and Motorcycle events – some of these events are only held every two years!  Events over Winter 2019-2020 include the Mooneyes Hot Rod and Custom Car Show, the Osaka Motor Show, Nagoya Motor Show, Fukuoka Motor Show, Tokyo Auto Salon, Auto Messe Show and Nagoya Auto Trend Show.
  • Anime, Manga and Otaku events, including ComicCon, Hokkaido Comita, Jump Festa, Comiket, World Hobby Fair and Wonder Festival.

Click here to see a sample page of the detailed monthly calendars.

For those of you planning a trip to Japan in Winter 2019-2020 (1 November 2019 to 31 March 2020) we recommend that you  purchase your Winter 2019-2020 calendar at this link for $US 12.99.

Will the Japan Travel Planning Calendars Be Updated?

These planning calendars will be updated every three months to ensure that they provide the latest information to plan your trip. Each time they are updated you will automatically receive an email to enable you to download the latest version.

What does the Spring 2020 Japan Planning Calendar Include?

The Spring 2020 Japan Planning Calendar includes an overview of key events which occur between 1 February to 30 June 2020.  Monthly tables are included which provide further detailed information about specific events. Each event has a clickable link so that you can find more information about that particular event.

At the end are blank monthly calendars which have been populated with public holidays, school holidays and other major events of interest to tourists. You can print out the relevant months and use these monthly calendars to help plan your trip.

Key information included in the 34 Page Spring 2020 calendar includes:

  • Major events including public holidays, school holidays and Golden Week
  • Spring weather – temperatures as well as what to expect
  • The Cherry Blossom (or Sakura) forecast, with key dates included in each monthly detailed calendar for major destinations.  There are many cherry blossom festivals across Japan and we have included the major ones in the calendar – think Ueno Park, Chiyoda, Kawaguchiko and many more.
  • Details of many other flower festivals which occur over the spring period – including wisteria, plum blossoms, tulips, pink moss phlox and many more.  Think Fuji Shibazakura (Pink Moss Phlox) Festival, the Ashikaga Wisteria Festival, Kawachi Fujien Wisteria Garden, Tonami Tulip Festival, Hitachi Seaside Park Nemophila (Baby Blue Eye) Bloom
  • The major festivals including cultural, fireworks, fire and flower festivals for the most popular tourist destinations. Think Kanamara Matsuri Penis Festival, Tokyo Rainbow Pride Festival, Tokyo Darkness Festival, Sanja Matsuri Festival, Aoi Matsuri Festival and many more.
  • Opening of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
  • Details for the two sumo wrestling tournaments being held over Spring 2020
  • Details for the Japan Professional Baseball and Football leagues
  • Automobile and Motorcycle events, including Osaka Motorcycle Show, Tokyo Motorcycle Show, Automobile Council Show and Motor Sport Japan Show.
  • Anime, Manga and Otaku events, including Nipponbashi Street Festa, AnimeJapan Convention and Family Anime Festa (Family friendly).

Click here to see a sample page of the detailed monthly calendars.

For those of you planning a trip in Spring 2020 (1 February to 30 June 2020) we recommend that you  purchase your Spring 2020 calendar at this link for $US 12.99.

Will the Japan Travel Planning – Seasonal Calendars Be Updated?

These planning calendars will be updated every three months to ensure that they provide the latest information to plan your trip. Each time they are updated you will automatically receive an email to enable you to download the latest version.

What does the Summer 2020 Japan Planning Calendar (including 2020 Olympics) Include?

The Summer 2020 Japan Planning Calendar (including 2020 Olympics) includes an overview of key events which occur between 1 May to 30 September 2020.  Monthly tables are included which provide further detailed information about specific events. Each event has a clickable link so that you can find more information about that particular event.

At the end are blank monthly calendars which have been populated with public holidays, school holidays and other major events of interest to tourists. You can print out the relevant months and use these monthly calendars to help plan your trip.

Key information included in the 33 Page Summer 2020 calendar includes:

  • Major events including public holidays and Japan school holidays, including Obon Week (Festival of the Souls)
  • 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics Schedule
  • Summer weather – temperatures as well as what to expect
  • Details of the Mt Fuji Climbing Season, including peak times
  • Details of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombing memorial ceremonies.
  • Major summer music festivals including Fuji Rock Festival, Summer Sonic and Animelo
  • Scuba Diving peak season details
  • Details of many flower festivals which occur over the summer period – including roses, hydrangeas, iris and sunflowers.  Think Bunkyo Hydrangea Festival, Nakafurano Lavender Festival and the Hokuryu Sunflower Festival.
  • The major festivals including cultural, fireworks and fire festivals for the most popular tourist destinations.  Think Gion Matsuri Festival, Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival, Nachi Fire Festival, Katsushika Fireworks Festival, Tenjin Matsuri Festival, Awa Odori Dance Festival, Gozan Fire Festival, Omagari National Japan Fireworks Competition, the Yoshida Fire Festival and many more.
  • Details for the sumo wrestling tournament being held over Summer 2020
  • Details for the Japan Professional Baseball and Football leagues
  • Anime, Manga and Otaku events, including Toyako Manga Anime Festa, World Cosplay Summit, Wonder Festival, Comiket, Dancing Pikachu Horde in Yokohama and the Animelo Summer Live Concert.

Click here to see a sample page of the detailed monthly calendars.

For those of you planning a trip to Japan in Summer 2020 (1 May to 30 September 2020) we recommend that you  purchase your Summer 2019 calendar at this link for $US 12.99.

We are running a launch special where the first 100 customers for our Japan Planning Calendars will receive a discount of $US 2 using coupon code JTPCALENDARLAUNCH.  Get in quickly to ensure you do not miss out!

Note that after you click on the link to purchase your calendar, a Gumroad pop up box will appear which will enable you to select your preferred option and make payment without leaving this page 🙂 .

Japan Planning Calendar Options

To wrap up, below are the three Japan planning calendar options which are available for purchase through the Gumroad e-book service portal.

Click here to see a sample page of the detailed monthly calendars.

Japan Planning Calendar Launch Special Deal

We are running a launch special where the first 100 customers for our Japan Planning Calendars will receive a discount of $US 2 using coupon code JTPCALENDARLAUNCH.  Get in quickly to ensure you do not miss out!

Note that after you click on the link to purchase your calendar, a Gumroad pop up box will appear which will enable you to select your preferred option and make payment without leaving this page 🙂 .

Single Season Japan Planning Calendars
Japan Single Season Planning Calendar
For those of you planning a trip within a single season (eg. Winter 2019-2020, Spring 2020 or Summer 2020) we recommend that you purchase a single season calendar below.
Price:  $US 12.99

Click here to purchase a Single Season Calendar

Thanks Anne and Tony.