10,000 tourists can get their trip of a lifetime, for free! The Japanese National Tourist Organization have announced that they intend to give away 10,000 free flights to Japan in order to give new strenght to the tourism industry in the country. After the tsunami, earthquake and following nuclear disaster in Fukushima this spring, tourists practically fled the country, and this give-away could be just what Japan needs to get its tourist industry back on track.

This is how I wanna dress up in Japan! Photo by Spreng Ben (CC)

You cannot apply for the free tickets yet, but keep an eye out on the Japanese tourist board site (which is currently running pretty slow, probably because of the news of the give-away). Of course Travelettes will also keep you posted on facebook and twitter as soon as they open for applications, or if the deal is off due to lack of budgetary approval.

And this is how my victory dance will look like if I get a ticket! Photo by keeichi l. (CC)

I always dreamt about visiting Japan and Asia, and will definitely apply for a ticket. So, see you girls in Japan next year?


Kathrine Opshaug Bakke Kathrine Opshaug Bakke, editor at Travelettes from 2009 to 2013, wrote this post. Originating from Norway, she has been living in Berlin, Lisbon, and Stockholm the past 6 years.

She loves cities with imperfect facades, photography, traveling by bike, vintage hunting, and everything that comes with cheese. Follow her visual diary at anchoredpaperplane.com.