After booking a trip to Japan four months out I decided to use this trip as a goal focus for learning as much Japanese as possible.
Here are the resources I've gathered for the process:
Learn Japanese Podcasts, Bitesize Japanese, The Japanese Page, NHK World, Japanese Pod 101.
I chose the above podcasts because they are mostly aimed at beginners. As I advance and am ready for more (or if you are already there) more options are recommended by FluentU and at Learn Out Loud.