Know about Tourism in Japan on Blog from Japan

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Japan is globally famous for the technological advancements it has made over the years. Besides ultra-modern cityscapes, there are several landscapes, temples and shrines in the country. Japan houses some of the world’s most beautiful places, where cherry and plum blossom during the spring and maple trees covers the entire land with fiery red hues in autumn. Spring and autumn seasons are the most magical times to visit this country.

The highlights of Japan tour are liveliness of cities, serenity and charm of temples, shrines, museums and gardens, the demonstration of technology with a journey in lightning bullet trains and the courteous and polite hospitality of the Japanese.

So, if you are planning a holiday in Japan, you need to know about the tourism in this country in detail. The best way to collect information about Japan is to visit blog from Japan, wherein real-time visitors share their holidaying experience in Japan.

Japanese Tourism Industry is at its Peak

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Meanwhile, tourism in Japan is at its peak. The government’s goal of attracting about 10 million visitors each year is in the sight. According a report, the visitor count in the month of July alone reached up to more than 1 million, which is a record in itself. (Source:

Lots of efforts are being made in public as well as private sectors to draw foreign tourists but there are still some challenges being faced by the authorities. Language related problems are the most pertinent, as most staff members are unable to communicate with tourists in English or other foreign languages.

The Reasons Behind the Strong Rise in Tourists Number

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However, the strong rise in the number of tourists is recorded basically because of availability of low-cost airlines and weakening of the yen. The visa waivers policy introduced in July for the citizens of some countries is also being thought as a potential reason for such strong rise in Japanese tourism sector.

Encouraged with the increasing visitor count, which reached 5.96 million in the period between January-July, a JNTO official was quoted saying, “Achieving 10 million visitors is possible if this pace continues.” (Source:

Hotels are Filled and Revenues for Retailers have Increased

The surge in the foreign visitors has noticeably made a positive impact on the economy, as hotel rooms are filled and revenues for retailers have pushed up.

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The Imperial Hotel in Tokyo recorded an increase of over 20 percent between the period April and July, whereas the Takashimaya department store in Tokyo said that sells figure of duty-free goods reached at a record high in the July month.

Foreign tourists have a huge impact on the economy of Japan; therefore, the government is planning to target more than 30 million foreign tourists each year by 2030.


Buy a Discerning Range of Products at Japanese Marketplaces

Are you on a trip to Japan? You must be looking to visit a few marketplaces to buy exclusive Japanese products. Whether you are looking to buy gifts and souvenirs, fashion apparels, toys or furniture, Japan has several places to shop around and find out what you are looking for.

If you are currently putting up at Tokyo or other big cities in Japan, you have many marketplaces to go to. Shopping in Japan is easy and comparatively cheaper than most other developed countries. Besides earlier mentioned products, you can find a lot of food products, gadgets and other things at the marketplaces.

However, you can go through a few guidebooks on Japan to know about shopping in Japanese market. They provide you a through and depth information about shopping in Japan and where to find the products you are looking for.

Shopping Places in Japan

MOTTAINAI – Green project in Japan:

If you are missing the markets of London, go to MOTTAINAI festa. Though it is not a marketplace but chances are you can find a vast range of products at the place where it is being organised. The MOTTAINAI festa this year was held at Akihabara UDX building. Besides being educational, this event is also family friendly with many workshops. You can buy stuffed toys, which are made with the use of recycled toys and other materials, for your kids. There is a wide variety of dessert objects available at the workshops. These objects are made using clay and can be useful as a memo stand if a pin is added. You can also buy and sell your products on their website.



In the vicinity of Tokyo station, KITTE is a new landmark in the capital city of Tokyo. Originally known as Old Tokyo Central Post Office, KITTE has been made functional with a unique concept of introducing highly skilled products. On the 5th and 6th floors of building, there are many restaurants selling a wide range of cuisines. When you come down, you have several shops to buy clothes and gifts and souvenirs from. At Nakagawa Masashichi Shouten, you can find exciting collection of kitchen ware while go to CLASKA gallery & shop “DO” for buying tote bags. This building also houses Gelato Pique, where you can find a great collection of fashionable apparels. Similarly, there are many other shops in this building.



While on the trip to Japan, you cannot afford to miss the marketplaces at Okinawa. You can go to Ishigaki, though it is not as big as Naha but you can walk around the shopping places easily. All the shops are spread around the Euglena Mall in main 3 streets. There are several boutiques and shops available with discerning range of products. You will like to buy a few presents for your loved ones.

Okinawa MARKET

There are many other marketplaces in the Japan. To know about them you can visit a few blogs from Japan.