Japan Top Travel Destination for Singaporeans, Survey Shows

Survey Shows Singaporeans Want to Travel to Japan The Most

Singaporeans’ ideal travelling destination.

Japan has always been one of the most popular destinations for tourists. With its rich history and unique culture, gorgeous architecture, and tantalising food, Singaporean’s love for Japan has skyrocketed over the past few years. Thus as travel restrictions ease, it comes as no surprise that travelling from Singapore to Japan is more popular than ever! According to a survey conducted by YouGov, Japan takes the top spot as the most desirable destination for Singaporean tourists.

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The top destination for Singaporeans

Survey results

YouGov, an international research data and analytics group based in London, reported that around 49% of Singaporeans want to travel to Japan. In comparison, Taiwan came in second place with 39%, and South Korea in third place with 33%. 

According to the age breakdown, travelling to Japan from Singapore is especially popular among the younger population. With a whopping 68% for Singaporeans aged 18–24 and 58% for Singaporeans aged 25–34 who want to travel to Japan.

Why Japan?

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According to Aw Wanping, the chief executive of a Tokyo-based travel agency, travelling from Singapore to Japan is popular among Singaporeans looking to experience a shift in seasons. She cites spring and winter as the “peak seasons” for Singaporean travellers, saying “They [Singaporeans] like cherry blossoms and snow a lot.”

However, Aw acknowledges the confusion regarding Japan’s travel rules, which require travellers to be part of “package tours”. This suggests the need for travellers to travel in a large tour group. 

Solo travellers need not fear! Having made arrangements for three solo travellers, she clarifies that “package tours” do not require you to join a group.

Also read: 32 Things to See and Do in Japan for First-Time Travellers

With all that out of the way, don’t hesitate to book a ticket to travel from Singapore to Japan!

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Chow Cheng Yang
Chow Cheng Yang

Cheng Yang can often be found in his natural habitat — in his bed with a cup of coffee and a science-fiction novel. With his undying love for jazz music and old movies, he likes to think of himself as a bit of a hippie. When he's not busy with work or school, he spends his free time playing the guitar or practising calligraphy.