13 Reasons Why Travellers Keep Going Back to Japan

13 Reasons Why Travellers Keep Going Back to Japan

Japan is a favourite among travellers, and some of them just keep coming back time and again. What is it about Japan? Amazing food? Cool trains? Gorgeous nature?

Walk in any city in Japan and you’re bound to encounter foreign tourists. What makes Japan such an attractive country to visit, so much so that people keep on harping on that one day they vow to go back again? Here are 13 reasons, but I know you know we all know that there’s more to this list!

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1. A heaven on earth for foodies

I hate Japanese food…

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And where in the world to get the best but in Japan itself?

Also Read: 12 Underrated Foods You Should Never Leave Japan Without Trying

2. Cherry blossoms in spring

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Japan’s affair with cherry blossoms is not fresh news. Every year, cherry blossoms summon travellers from all corners of the world to Japan to witness their ethereal beauty. Who wouldn’t be enticed by the romance of picnics under the clouds of pink and white?

3. Polite, clean and safe environment

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With impeccable courtesy, streets spick-and-span and the most important quality to travellers – safety – ensured, travelling in Japan makes you feel comfortable and secure, almost like you’re home.

4. 24-hour convenience stores that sell virtually everything

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Food and beverages, books and stationery, cigarettes, clothes, toiletries, Disney Resort World entrance tickets… Basically, your wish is its command.

5. Public transport system is punctual and efficient

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Also Read: 16 Things Japan Does Better than Your Country

And the bullet train, oh, the bullet train

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Have a pleasant journey, indeed.

6. Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples


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Not only are these tranquil sites of prayer places of cultural exposure, they also provide a respite for the jaded traveller.

7. High-tech toilets

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Making every toilet trip fancy.

8. People are unabashed about their elaborate street fashion

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They go all out or go home, which also makes Japan the perfect place for travellers to channel their inner fashionistas and make bold sartorial statements without turning judgemental heads.

9. Drinks and snacks are sold in the cutest packaging ever!

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Also Read: 5 Reasons Why Studying in Japan is my Best Decision Ever

10. A shopping paradise for everyone

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From Daiso to Takashimaya, there’s something for every traveller’s budget in Japan.

11. An endless discovery of nature’s beauty

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Japan is bestowed with uncountable secret gems that will take your breath away. Ardent travellers are uncovering these ravishing nature spots one site at a time with each trip they make to Japan!

12. Nights that never end

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Whether at the pub, the club, the karaoke, or the street-side stall, nights are forever young.

13. The heavenly matcha desserts

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What do you think? What makes Japan such a terrific country that never tires you out no matter how many times you visit? Share with us your thoughts below!

Also Read: How to Travel Tokyo on a Budget

About Author

Lee Shu Shien

Shu Shien is a nature lover who would trek far and wide in search of the most breathtaking sunflower fields, river gorges, caves and beaches Mother Earth has to offer. With her trusty Minolta and preference for printout maps over Google Maps, she travels for chance encounters and to seek the Great Perhaps.


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