5 reasons why a trip to Japan is good for your health

You might be contemplating a trip to Japan, but you're looking for ways to justify it to yourself. After all, for many people a trip to Japan is literally traveling halfway around the world. 

Well, how about if you thought of the ways that visiting Japan is good for your health? Here are five ways that might convince you to finally book that trip of a lifetime!

Onsen

What could be better than relaxing in a hot spring? Even monkeys here know the value of it! As well as being a great way to just get some quiet time to soak, onsen are touted with numerous health benefits, including helping muscle aches and pains, digestive issues, skin conditions and more.
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Green Tea

Green tea is a staple here in Japan - you'll see it served up with meals, with sweets, and even enjoyed on its own (check any convenience store - there are bottles galore). Green tea is said to help with everything from preventing cancer to helping with brain function, and since it's such an iconic drink you're bound to come across it during the course of your travels. It also makes for a great souvenir to take home for either yourself or for loved ones!
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Salmon

Whenever you see lists of superfoods, salmon is almost always on there. From being a great source of Omega-3's as well as a tasty protein source, you've got to give some salmon a try when you're here (and don't worry, if raw fish isn't your jam then there's plenty of cooked salmon options for you as well).
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Walking (lots of it!)

Japan's public transport networks are awesome - but that usually entails some walking to get to your required station. Also, a lot of the best ways of seeing things are on foot - those off the beaten path spots, or quirky little alleyways all require some walking to get to. It's a great way to get in some exercise while you're checking out all of the wonderful sights this country has to offer.
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Embracing zen

Taking a moment to just stop and enjoy your time in Japan without distractions is a great way to just feel calm - it's good for the body and the soul. Beautiful parks and gardens are a great way to achieve that - you'll be feeling tranquil in no time flat.
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Of course, there are hundreds and hundreds of reasons why a trip to Japan is a good idea - but pegging it to some health reasons makes it all the more appealing! 

Enjoy Japan, and Safe Travels!


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