Yes the Obon Festival finishes on 16 August 2009. This just happens to be the same day we wanted to get a train from Tokyo to Saporro… that’s just bad luck. Even though we had a good travel agent in Japan trying to get us a ticket when they were released for sale today. Special people, perhaps stockholders or JR staff, had snapped up all the berths before they went on sale!! Rude eh?
Anyway, we’ve got a flight arranged, but I am sure Helen is praying to the travel gods.
I’ve uploaded our itinerary you can see it on the Itinerary Page.