Visitors to Japan can feel safe while they’re there, as it has a low crime rate compared with many other popular destinations. Japan is not completely crime-free however. While popular wisdom is that if you lose something, you will get it back, this does not hold true all the time. Here are a few ways to avoid being a victim of crime while you’re in Japan. Continue reading “Crime and safety for visitors to Japan”
Although it is unlikely, there is always the possibility of a natural disaster while you are in Japan. Last year was notable for major typhoons, flooding, and earthquakes causing damage and disruption. Not every year will be like 2018, but understanding what to expect and what to do can be reassuring. Continue reading “Coping with natural disasters – what to do”
Many visitors to Japan are seduced by photos of the deer wandering around Nara, or snow monkeys bathing in their very own hot spring. These immediately get added to the “must-do” list without further investigation. Unfortunately many tourists imagine a kind of tame animal experience where they’ll get some good selfies with cute and cuddly animals.
In recent news, it was announced that a record number of people were injured by deer in Nara in 2018. Obviously these people didn’t have the happy encounter with deer that they imagined. Continue reading “Safety tips for viewing cute animals”