The man – who has not been named – owns the store on Miyakojima island and posted a sign saying that parasols would be Y20,000 (HK$1,414) for Chinese people. Photo: Japan National Tourism Organisation

Holiday rip-off: Chinese tourists forced to pay 10 times more for beach equipment in Okinawa

‘I have tolerated them for years but as I don’t want to rent to them now I decided to charge them 10 times as much’

Topic |   Chinese tourists

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The man – who has not been named – owns the store on Miyakojima island and posted a sign saying that parasols would be Y20,000 (HK$1,414) for Chinese people. Photo: Japan National Tourism Organisation
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Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall never expected to still be in Japan 24 years after he first arrived, but he quickly realised its advantages over his native London. He lives in Yokohama with his wife and children and writes for publications around the world.