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:
Apr 03
Many major cities around the globe have implemented lockdowns, but Japan’s big cities such as Tokyo and Osaka have not yet followed suit. Because of that, a sense of crisis about the coronavirus pandemic among the public seems relatively low. (Japan Times)
Apr 03
The number of new daily coronavirus cases reported in Japan on Thursday stood at 180 as of 6:30 p.m. This number includes a record 97 new cases in Tokyo. (NHK)
Apr 03
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has quickly become an online meme following his announcement Wednesday evening that the government will distribute two cloth masks to every household in the nation, a policy many slammed as out of touch with reality. (Japan Times)
Apr 03
Japan further tightened its border entry restrictions on Friday in an effort to combat the coronavirus pandemic. (NHK)
Apr 03
A record 4,321 individuals were involved in cannabis cases in Japan last year, up 743 from the previous year for the sixth consecutive year of increase, with abuse of the drug by young people showing a marked rise, police said Thursday. (Kyodo)
Apr 03
NHK has learned that a major theme park in southwestern Japan has laid off dozens of temporary staff amid the coronavirus outbreak. Officials at Huis Ten Bosch reportedly made the decision about two weeks ago. (NHK)
Apr 03
The Japanese business practice of signing off on documents with a personal seal poses an obstacle in efforts to adopt telecommuting amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Nikkei)
Apr 03
The German government will purchase large amounts of the anti-influenza drug Avigan, developed by a unit of Fujifilm Holdings, to treat the new coronavirus, local media reported Thursday. (Nikkei)
Apr 03
Now that the schedule of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics is decided, local organizers have finally started rearranging their preparations at full speed following the games' postponement due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo)
Apr 03
Japan Airlines Co. executives will voluntarily take a 10 percent cut in monthly remuneration from April to June as a cost-cutting measure after the global coronavirus pandemic forced it to sharply reduce flights, a source close to the matter said Thursday. (Japan Times)