Tourists wearing masks stroll through Tokyo’s Asakusa district, in March. Photo: EPA-EFE Tourists wearing masks stroll through Tokyo’s Asakusa district, in March. Photo: EPA-EFE
Tourists wearing masks stroll through Tokyo’s Asakusa district, in March. Photo: EPA-EFE
Mercedes Hutton
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Destinations known by Mercedes Hutton

Japan wants tourists to return so much it’s offering to pay for half of their travel expenses, perhaps

  • With the state of emergency now lifted, the nation looks ahead to life after the coronavirus with a novel campaign to attract visitors
  • For a country that is notoriously costly to see, the prospect of half-price holidays is undeniably appealing

Tourists wearing masks stroll through Tokyo’s Asakusa district, in March. Photo: EPA-EFE Tourists wearing masks stroll through Tokyo’s Asakusa district, in March. Photo: EPA-EFE
Tourists wearing masks stroll through Tokyo’s Asakusa district, in March. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton is a Hong Kong-based journalist. She joined the Post in 2018, where she writes about culture, the environment and history for Post Magazine, and covers travel and tourism in Asia in a weekly column, Destinations Known.