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9 Reasons You Should Visit Western Niigata Prefecture In Winter!

Wondering where to travel in Japan this winter? Do you dream of spending your days adventuring through luscious powder snow and your nights eating fresh local seafood and soaking in open-air hot springs? If so, western Niigata Prefecture might be just the place for you. This article will explore 9 reasons to choose the area around Mt. Myoko in western Niigata for your next wintertime getaway.
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My Japan Quarantine Story – Navigating Strict Travel Restrictions During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has heavily impacted the world for a couple of years now, and many countries are still implementing regulations to try and keep the disease as under control as possible. This has obviously made international travel more difficult and complicated than it already is, and Japan in particular has become notorious for its strict border controls. I was able to leave and return to Japan during the age of coronavirus and mandatory quarantine, experiencing all the stressful procedures for myself. I hope that my account can help you prepare mentally or physically, so read on to hear what my experience was like.
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How Japan’s Hotels Are Adapting to Survive the Coronavirus Pandemic

It’s been over a year since Japan closed its borders to tourists and the number of international visitors has dropped by over 99%. As expected, Japan’s hotel industry has taken a severe hit, with many hotels forced to shut down as both international and domestic travel slowed to a trickle. However, other hotels have been getting creative in attempting to survive and adapt to the new normal. Read on to discover how the Japanese hotel industry is evolving to life under the pandemic.