New travel policies target foreign tourists

posted on December 21, 2015

Japanese nonlife insurers are developing and selling travel insurance in a bid to capitalize on demand from the record number of tourists flocking to the country.

The number of foreigners traveling to Japan between January and November jumped 48% on the year to 17.96 million, data from the Japan National Tourism Organization shows. Around 30% of visitors reportedly lack travel insurance.

MS&AD Insurance Group units Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group and Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance will launch in late December insurance for Japanese hotels and leisure facilities. Companies will pay an average of around 2,000 yen to 3,000 yen ($16.20 to $24.29) per person to provide coverage for their guests, aiming to attract tourists hesitant to buy insurance themselves.

source by nikkei
Next bit of japanflyness

Sengakuji Temple, where 47 ronin are buried, holds the Festival to celebrate the anniversary of their avenge.

Let's bake mochi rice cake with the sacred fire, and bring good health of the year!

Enjoy 180 varieties of domestic and imported craft beer in Yokohama!

The year-end festival at Nishiarai Daishi Temple.

More than 700 vendors join this enormous flea market.


Legendely lovers meet once a year on the day of the Star Festival.