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Featured destination: Japan - A hot cruising destination

by Noonsite 4 Dec 2023 21:23 GMT
S/V Capaz cruising off the Northwest Coast of Honshu © M/V Starr / Konpira Consulting

For many years, Japan was "terra incognita" on the world cruising map. Few cruisers came to Japan and those who did typically passed through quickly, south to north, on their way to Alaska/British Columbia.

It was not a destination in its own right. However, since the global pandemic (and with the recent, dramatic depreciation of the yen), more and more cruisers are looking at this country as a place they want to visit. In this report Kirk Patterson, who runs Konpira Consulting for yachts, tells why Japan is now a "hot" destination.

Cruising Japan 2 Rallies in 2024

Japan Yacht Rally

Experience the Wonders and Diversity of Japan
From South to North
March 29 to June 1, 2024

Setouchi International Yacht Rally

Enjoy the Beauty, Culture, and History of the Seto Inland Sea
April 28 to May 27, 2024

Also, don't miss:

The Ocean Cruising Club
70th Anniversary Event
All cruisers welcome
April 26-28 2024

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