Traveling Solo? Fear Not.
Traveling solo? Fear not.
Japan is a relatively safe country to travel on your own. Especially concerning to lone women travelers, personal safety is critical to having a comfortable and happy journey.
Fortunately, the crime rate in large Japanese cities, like Tokyo, is relatively low compared to their foreign equivalents. While common sense is always necessary, travelers need not fear walking around most areas at night or alone.
Navigation is also simpler than many potential visitors think. With clear signage and English lettering in many major metropolitan areas, navigating the city streets can be straightforward. Lost? There’s always a way home. With many convenient police booths and endless helpful individuals, finding your way alone through Japan isn’t all that troubling.
Another common issue when traveling alone is carrying one’s personal belongings. Fortunately, there are many services that can assist with the issue. From Yamato to the post office, delivery services can send your bags from one hotel to the next or from your hotel to your home overseas (for a price of course). This is an option to consider if you’re visiting Japan without a companion to assist with purchases.
One great aspect about traveling alone is the flexibility to welcome opportunities. Many eateries offer counter seating for lone customers. This creates the perfect opportunity to either enjoy your meal in a meditative state or to strike up a conversation with a neighbor.
Whether you’re traveling alone for the first time or a veteran, it’s always comforting to know that you are never really alone. There is a whole world to explore filled with like-minded people.