People are travelling internationally again the hiatus that was caused the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns. Many people are using the money they saved while borders were closed to embark their bucket list trips. However, others are showing a reluctance to dust their passports. A travel report the Morning Consult website analyzed 16,000 surveys people in 15 countries. The site found that 15 per cent of South Koreans and 14 per cent Chinese and Americans, "never want to travel again". Those most unwilling to travel were the Japanese. The report stated that almost 35 per cent of Japanese respondents claimed they never wanted to leave Japan.
There are many reasons Japanese travellers being disinclined to venture overseas. One is a new-found desire to explore the culinary and cultural delights Japan has to offer. Many people travelled domestically the pandemic and re-discovered their love Japan's stunning nature and heritage. A Kyoto tour guide said: "I've been constantly amazed my clients' reactions seeing the sights this city. I've never known Japanese people to be so engrossed their history and tradition." Other reasons are cost and a desire to be green. Tokyo resident Kai Ueno said: "Flying isn't sustainable this climate crisis. I'd much rather travel locally and spend the air fare nicer hotels, restaurants and experiences Japan."