A view of Mount Fuji from a luxury hotel on a hillside overlooking Lake Kawaguchi. Photo: Hoshinoya Fuji Hotel

Can luxury travel give Japan’s economy a post-Olympics shot in the arm?

  • Government support for the construction of 50 new ‘world-class’ hotels has raised hopes of a new tourism boom and has travel agents salivating
  • But will they be built in the right places to divert travellers from the well-worn ‘Golden Route’ and make the country a ‘playground for wealthy tourists’?
Topic |   Japan

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A view of Mount Fuji from a luxury hotel on a hillside overlooking Lake Kawaguchi. Photo: Hoshinoya Fuji Hotel
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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.