Welcome to Japlanease

Organizing a trip to Japan can be a bit overwhelming – but after six trips to Japan (so far), we have got pretty good at Ja-planning at Japlanease. So, let us share our secrets, and cut through the confusion, so you can plan your own trip more easily.


Who Writes Japlanease?

That’s me there, with the waving cats… I’m Helen Foster, a Sydney-based journalist, author, and Japanophile. I’ve been to Japan six times, the last time in June 2023, and am currently planning trip seven. I know that planning a Japan trip can get really confusing so I started Japlanease to try and make the whole process that little bit easier. You’ll find more about me, and working with Japlanease, on our About Page.