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    Is it safe to travel to Tokyo now?

    Good day,

    May I know whether is it safe to travel to Tokyo, Japan in early June? I am actually planning to go for koi hunting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weesec01 View Post
    Good day,

    May I know weather is it safe to travel to Tokyo, Japan in early June? I am actually planning to go for koi hunting.
    Yes! It's safe to go to Japan depending on what region you plan to visit. Just got back today and Niiagata hasn't changed one bit. If you go in June for koi hunting, there may not be that many kois for you to select from. They will start to put kois in mud ponds in a week or 2.

    Biggest hurdle I had to overcome was the daily operations of their trains. I had to stay a couple of extra days because the Narita Express was not running, but overall I loved the trip. Hope you have fun as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4TEXAS View Post
    Yes! It's safe to go to Japan depending on what region you plan to visit. Just got back today and Niiagata hasn't changed one bit. If you go in June for koi hunting, there may not be that many kois for you to select from. They will start to put kois in mud ponds in a week or 2.

    Biggest hurdle I had to overcome was the daily operations of their trains. I had to stay a couple of extra days because the Narita Express was not running, but overall I loved the trip. Hope you have fun as well.

    Welcome back Tom! Can't wait to see what you got from the "Candy Store".

    Sunny

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    Hi There , yes i can confirm niigata is as safe as possible at minute, arrived tuesday and everything fine! As 4texas says all the breeders will be stocking mudponds in next few weeks so most fish will be gone in june!

    Thanks Mark

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    Thanks 4TEXAS/Mark, I hope I can catch some since I already booked my flight.... :-)

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    It's always been safe, media scaremongering!

    As the others have said, really not a time for Koi hunting, very slim pickings left, if anything at all. Weather should be nice though, the mountains springing into life, rice shooting up in the paddy fields.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markgardner View Post
    It's always been safe, media scaremongering!

    As the others have said, really not a time for Koi hunting, very slim pickings left, if anything at all. Weather should be nice though, the mountains springing into life, rice shooting up in the paddy fields.
    Hi Mark, to be frank, this trip is mainly for my wife to go shopping n its all arranged/booked by her since January. The story came .......one day, out of sudden she asked me when is the best time to visit Japan for koi hunting and visa versa. She knew that after May is not so idea but she booked it and told me that ...."honey! We are going on June...." sigh! What to do! What to do! Yes, maybe it is not so much in buying koi but will be nice to visit one or few koi farms. Thanks guys for the input.
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    If you are lucky and you ask nicely you may be able to witness spawning and the first stages of culling.

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    If you go in June during breeding season, most breeders are too busy to even talk to you. You may wander into their koi facility and do your own tours unless you have a dealer to escort you. This is one of the worst possible time to go koi hunting, because most of the kois are now in the mud pond and breeders are busy breeding and culling. At least you get to go to Japan that's the best part of it right?

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    June is actually quite a relaxed month, spawning complete then waiting to start culling.

    Early June no 'proper' culling will have started, only Kuroko selection, everyone loves an opportunity to stop Kuroko selection, or enlist help!!

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