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Wednesday, 20th January 2010
In Japan Travel News,

World travellers given advice

Those considering taking time out to jet around the world should try and steer clear of the traditional route taken by many people, it has been advised.

Simon Calder, senior travel editor at the Independent, said that people should not take the "standard around the world trip" but should instead head for more interesting places which may not be traditionally visited.

While places such as Thailand and Australia continue to be popular with gap year travellers, Japan could be an ideal country for those wanting a taste of life in the East.

Flights to the country may be expensive, there are many ways in which travellers can keep their costs down when heading to Japan. Visiting sushi bars to eat could see them fill up for next to nothing.

Getting around in Japan is also highly efficient, with the world famous bullet trains taking people all over the country to a timetable accurate to the second.

Mr Calder said that heading East can give people "great opportunities to explore".

Written by Mark Smith.

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