Why You Should Consider Japan for a Solo Female Trip
November 22, 2018
If you’re a passionate globetrotter who has always wanted to visit Japan – welcome to the club, you’re at the right place! Just keep on reading and find out why Japan is a perfect choice for a solo female trip, because, girl – it surely is!
Japan is one of the safest countries in the world
In case you weren’t aware of that fact, you should know that Japan is one of the safest countries in the world.This amazing country prides itself on order and safety and its people are known for conforming to the rules, which is exactly why the violent crime rate is low here. Besides that, you should also know that there’s no catcalling in Japan,and that’s particularly important for women who have the right to walk down the street without men yelling things at them!
People in Japan are kind,friendly, and more than willing to help
Speaking of the Japanese people, we must emphasize that the majority of them are extremely kind, friendly, and willing to help, which is good to know if you’re planning a solo female trip to this country. You can be sure that they will help you out with whatever you need – walk you in the right direction or help you buy a train ticket – even though they don’t speak English. And yes, you should be prepared for a lot of bowing action,as it conveys emotions like appreciation, respect, or remorsefulness and serves a variety of functions in modern Japanese society.
There are female-onlytransportation and accommodation options in Japan
We know that it sounds silly, but you’ll get a chance to take a pink, female-only overnight bus that can save you a lot of money at the same time. You should know that such buses are a thing in Japan, and you can be sure that your privacy and comfort are their top priority. Each pink seat is separated by an aisle and a curtain for your privacy, which is undoubtedly a fantastic way to spend a night on the go. On the other hand, there are also female-only accommodation options that somehow resemble sorority houses – minus the drama, plus the luxury. Does it get better than that? We don’t think so!
You’ll get a chance to experience the natural beauties of Japan first-hand
Needless to say, your solo female trip to Japan is a perfect chance to explore the beauties of this country first-hand, which can truly be a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. As winter is slowly approaching, you should definitely pack your warm clothes and plan a fabulous winter trip. There’s the Snow Festival in Sapporo each February, where you can see breathtaking ice carvings, musical performances,and try out lots of delicious seafood. On the other hand, if you love to ski,you should opt for the island of Hokkaido which is praised by the skiers from all around the world. They absolutely adore its powder snow, and if that’s your cup of tea, too, be sure to take into consideration resorts like Furano, Niseko, and Tokachi. You won’t regret it!
In Japan, it’s perfectly normal to eat alone
Last but not least, you should remember that it’s perfectly normal for a girl to eat alone in Japan. In fact,it’s actually a common routine for both Japanese men and women, who often don’t have time to meet and enjoy their lunch together. There are even places designed for people to order, eat their meal, and leave as soon as they’re done with it, which is a great way to save some time (and money) on a daily basis.Of course, traditional sushi bars are a huge thing here, so don’t skip them and enjoy enticing Japanese cuisine at its finest.
As you can see, Japan unquestionably is a perfect destination for female solo travelers, which means that it’s about time you started planning your trip – especially if it has always been at the top of your bucket list. Just be sure to bear our tips and guidelines in mind and you’ll have the time of your life – that’s a promise!
About our guest author
Stella is an art historian, traveler, conscious consumer and a proud mother. When she is not trying to improve the things around her (and herself, for that matter), she likes to lose herself in a good book. She’s also deeply into green practices, cherishing the notion that sustainable living and sustainable travel will not only make us far less dependent on others regarding the dwellings we inhabit and what we eat, but also contribute to our planet being a better place to live on.