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The rise of ‘slow travel’ in Japan (and how to do it properly)

Before the pandemic, Japan was one of the fastest-growing destinations for international visitors, receiving almost 32 million arrivals in 2019 including over half-a-million (621,800) Australians – a rise of 12.6% on 2018 figures. With the country’s unique sights, cities, and rural landscapes high on the agenda for travellers around the world, it’s perhaps not surprising that Japan is also a longstanding pioneer in the concept of sustainable tourism.



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