A journey to remember
Discover the secrets of this mythical prefecture in Tohoku
One low cost fare to access over 30 Japanese
Explore the unique culture and feel of local
Only individuals residing outside Japan with a
return ticket leaving Japan are eligible to purchase Japan Explorer Pass
fares. Reservation and purchase of domestic flight sectors must be completed
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I'm an expat who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan. I've also visited 44 of 47 prefectures and hope to get to the last three someday! I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's growing vegan scene.
Travel Editor for Japan Travel by day, novel-writing cat lady by night.
Justin Velgus (ジャスティン ベルガス) is a long-term resident and promoter in the Tohoku region. He has been a content producer for JapanTravel.com since 2012 and was the Miyagi Prefecture Regional Partner 2013-2015.
Justin’s over 300 published travel and culture articles come from a background of studying in Akita, teaching English in Miyagi through the JET Program, and promoting sake overseas for the government of Fukushima. Justin now does tourism promotion in Sendai, the gyutan capital of the world.
Creative Director at Japan Travel, based in Tokyo.