TripsPoint become more and more popular among Japanese travelers -- Feb 20
Discovering a new place on earth is the best feeling there is. So many impressions coming at you as you roam through a city or destination. But sometimes you need some guidance, especially if you are going to travel to less known or less popular destination.

Where are you and what is there to do here? Because what if you miss something? Now more and more travelers in Japan are using TripsPoint as the best solution when it comes to discovering a new city or region.

Traveling to unusual destinations from Japan

"What are the things to do in Tenerife?" Living in Japan you wouldn't find too much information about the subject and widely known websites like TripAdvisor will just highlight you very limited information that's not necessarily verified by locals. That question we asked ourselves for our latest trip. But we ask ourselves the same thing every time when planning a trip. Not every city has an Eiffel Tower, Central Park or Reichstag where you already know in advance that you have to go there. And many cities and destinations have countless underexposed gems in addition to the major famous sights. You will find this quickly on TripsPoint. You can search by category or simply sort all attractions by rating. This way you quickly found the best-rated activities in the city.

Book your tours from local travel companies

No one knows the best way to experience a country better than locals. TripsPoint is the perfect platform where local operators are connecting with travelers. You can browse the offer of tours by category and destination. TripsPoint makes it easy to make your booking as all you need is a booking deposit to confirm your tour.

Did you like the experience, give them a review or recommend them to other travelers.


Every booking site has its own assessment system. But then you must have booked through that site. This is different for TripsPoint. You cannot book a hotel but can recommend and rate any hotel you booked somewhere else. In contrary to other review sites, this results in genuine reviews without the fake reviews. And in addition to the assessment, they also ask you to indicate which facilities the hotel has, you can upload photos of your own stay. This gives a more independent view of the hotel than just the photos of the beautiful places and rooms as supplied by the owner.


And in addition to your place to sleep and activities, you can also see on the TripsPoint website which restaurants and cafes are nearby and how they are assessed. Including photos of visitors.

I know that there are a number of apps (such as Yelp) that are specifically intended and therefore better for reviewing restaurants. But the combination with the tours, hotels, and attractions makes TripsPoint all-around where you have everything at hand in one place.

Contribute yourself

A review site cannot exist without a contribution from users. I myself try to leave reviews of hotels and restaurants on a regular basis. In California, a hotel owner once explicitly asked us to leave a review. He understood very well that a high figure sells more rooms. And he realized that we had a great time in his accommodation.

Besides leaving reviews for the local tours, travel destinations, accommodations, restaurants, and local attractions there are other ways to contribute to TripsPoint. You can review your whole trip and recommend the destination to other travelers. A great feature if you think you have a good eye for finding hidden gems off the beaten path.

If a review of a few sentences does not suffy, you can also write your own travel stories or even travel guides. This way you are not only sharing your unique experience with others, but you help them to experience the same.

Why TripsPoint is better than other review sites

While other review sites may have quite some reputation, there is one big disadvantage to them: the presence of fake reviews. This is because everyone can rate a tour, restaurant or accommodation, even though they have not used it. As a result, the rating loses some credibility, which makes that it loses its purpose. TripsPoint only allows users that have booked through the platform to leave reviews. This way other travelers are guaranteed genuine reviews and recommendations.

News source:
Jan 17
Japan's health ministry plans to establish a system to effectively track foreign nationals who tested positive for coronavirus after entering the country. (NHK)
Jan 16
To celebrate the new year, we're taking to the skies to check out Tokyo with an unobstructed view! (JapanPro)
Jan 16
The Tokyo Disney Resort is one of the best Disney Resorts in the entire world which is rather ironic as... it's not Disney. (ReviewTyme)
Jan 16
Shooting in Shinjuku/新宿, Shibuya/渋谷, Asakusa/浅草, Akihabara/秋葉原, showing how the town looks like on the first weekend. (Rion Ishida)
Jan 14
The Japanese government is stepping up coronavirus countermeasures for people entering the country. (NHK)
Jan 13
The Japanese government plans to suspend the entry of all foreigners as the coronavirus continues to spread around the world. (NHK)
Jan 11
Little change was seen in the flow of commuters at major train stations in Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures Friday morning as a fresh state of emergency came into effect in the metropolitan area to stop the spread of COVID-19. (Japan Times)
Jan 09
Japan will further tighten its border controls from Saturday by requiring all people arriving to submit negative results from virus tests taken within 72 hours of their departure for Japan during the period of the latest state of emergency. (Kyodo)
Jan 09
Airlines in Japan canceled 247 domestic flights on Friday due to heavy snow and strong winds in areas along the Sea of Japan and Hokkaido. (NHK)
Jan 09
Japan's public transport providers are considering limiting operations to reduce mobility under the country's new coronavirus state of emergency, which is largely voluntary with no effective punishments for those who do not comply with curfews. (Nikkei)
Jan 09
This April and May, Malta will host the tenth anniversary edition of the InClassica International Music Festival, a three-week long celebration of classical music featuring world-renowned soloists, leading international orchestras and celebrated conductors. (
Jan 08
A pagoda at Yakushiji, a Buddhist temple listed as a World Heritage site in Japan's ancient capital of Nara, will be partially opened to the public from March after undergoing its first major renovation in more than a century. (Japan Times)
Jan 07
The number of people using shinkansen and conventional train services operated by Japan Railway companies plunged 68% during the year-end and New Year’s period compared to a year earlier, to 4,879,000, marking the lowest level since comparable data was made available in 1991, six JR companies said Wednesday. (Japan Times)
Jan 05
The Japanese government has begun considering suspending new entries of foreign nationals under business travel agreements with 11 countries and regions, including China and South Korea, in an effort to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. (Nikkei)
Jan 05
The number of traffic accident fatalities in Japan fell to 2,839 in 2020, marking the lowest level since comparable data became available in 1948, a police survey showed Monday. (Japan Times)
Jan 05
The number of domestic flight passengers in Japan during the New Year holiday period fell by more than half from a year earlier. (NHK)
Jan 03
Dozens of amateur photographers gathered over the New Year holiday in a village in Hokkaido that is known for its red-crowned cranes. The bird is designated as a special natural monument of Japan. (NHK)
Jan 02
Weather officials in Japan are calling for increased caution against more heavy snows predicted for parts of the Sea of Japan coast. (NHK)
Jan 01
Crowds of people were visiting Meiji Jingu, a major Shinto shrine in central Tokyo, early Friday after the coronavirus outbreak put the brakes on the tradition of visiting the shrine overnight on New Year's Eve. (NHK)
Dec 31
Railway operators in the Tokyo metropolitan area say they will not run trains all night on New Year's Eve into New Year's Day due to the coronavirus outbreak. (NHK)