More than half of Aussies want to travel to Japan now it has reopened, says Airbnb survey.

YouGov survey, commissioned by Airbnb
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As Japan has now reopened to the world for individual travel, more than half (56 per cent) of Aussies are looking to travel to Japan when they are able, a new YouGov survey commissioned by Airbnb reveals.

Of those, more than 60 per cent of travellers are intending to visit major cities, more than 40 per cent would like to visit destinations outside of the major cities, and one in five is looking for a location with a unique accommodation experience.

Susan Wheeldon, Airbnb Country Manager Australia and New Zealand said: “Australia has always enjoyed a strong connection with Japan, and Aussies are incredibly excited to revisit their favourite Japanese destinations and explore new ones. Australians have always been enthusiastic travellers to Japan, enjoying the amazing skiing, food and culture that the country offers and have eagerly awaited this reopening, so it’s no surprise to see so many Australians eager to visit Japan again.

“Frequent travellers to the country are now also able to discover hidden gems they’d previously missed thanks to Airbnb’s Categories feature. For those looking to step off the beaten path, the 56 categories available on Airbnb include farm stays, Ryokans, national parks, vineyards, cabins, tiny homes, earth homes and, of course, the more unique options, including OMG!, yurts, caves, caravans, tree houses and many more.”

Airbnb can also reveal Japan’s most searched destinations on Airbnb from the day the Japanese government announced lifting the border restrictions.

Here are the top 10 wish listed* listings in Japan for some travel inspiration:

    1. Junior Suite, hosted by Hotel Vintage (Tokyo)

    2. Studio B, hosted by Arcsens Tokyo (Tokyo)

    3. Elegant, secluded cabin for couples & families (Nagano)

    4. YADOYA Yanagidori West Open-air bath House Asakusa (Tokyo)

    5. YANAKA Sow (Tokyo)

    6. MANGA Design hosted by Hotel Tavinos Kyoto (Kyoto)

    7. Shinagawa Oimachi, aparthotel hosted by Three (Tokyo)

    8. Private room in hut, hosted by Kiku (Iwate)

    9. Tida House, hosted by Yuya (Hokkaido)

    10. Anoie Private Sauna House, hosted by Go (Nagano)

    *This wishlist was compiled from global travellers wishlisting listings in Japan on Airbnb from Sept 1-Sept 22, 2022. * All Homes referenced are intended purely to inspire and illustrate. Airbnb does not recommend or endorse specific Home listings on the Airbnb platform.