A Japanese study finds that Asian tourists to Japan prefer chilling out in a beauty salon over discovering the country’s historical sights.
You would assume that a trip to Japan would have the itinerary filled with visits to historical monuments, shrines, temples and perhaps the odd mountain, but one study shows that 35% of asian tourists visiting Japan prefer to take up their holiday time with trips to the beauty salon.
The study, conducted by Hot Pepper Beauty Academy in Japan, found that over a third of asian tourists to Japan are booking up treatments in Japan’s decadent salons and spas and that they’d prefer to be relaxing than checking out the country’s historical monuments. According to the study, they’re go-to treatments are nail art sessions and facials.
In response to this blossoming love for Japanese salons, the industry is employing more Mandarin and Korean-speaking therapists to make the experience all the more rewarding for visitors to the Land of the Rising Sun.
All good news for the beauty industry but we secretly do hope that tourists can prise themselves away from the salon long enough to see at least one or two of Japan’s spectacular sights!
Have your say: What do you think about the findings of this survey?