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Chinese Flock to Japan During Tomb Sweeping Holiday

Chinese Flock to Japan During Tomb Sweeping Holiday

It’s currently the best time to see cherry blossoms in Japan, and apparently over 50% the visitors to the parks with cherry trees are foreigners, an increase from the 40% last year. What’s more, most of them are Chinese. Nearly all of the business and luxury hotels in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka have been fully booked. Reportedly, the Japanese Consulate in Shanghai reached a new record for visas issued in March: over 146,000 visas. The most upvoted Chinese netizen comment questions going to Japan for the Tomb Sweeping holiday, where one is supposed to honor their ancestors.

Source: Netease

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