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Friday, 28th September 2012
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Travel for a richer experience, expert says

Anyone thinking of travelling to Japan might like to up their game and turn those fantasies into a reality.

Life coach Seven Suphi believes that visiting new places is a great way to boost mental positivity as you broaden your horizons.

She also compared thinking about taking an adventure rather than embarking on one to listening to music at home while passing up the chance to go to a concert.

"It's important to be travelling and exploring the world if that's how you explore the world," she said.

"You can discover things about other cultures which in and of itself will exercise the mind and is good for you."

And there is no doubting that a journey to Japan, which is bursting with cultural attractions and differences, will expand your mind.

One of the most popular Tokyo sites is Shinjuku, which is a crowded skyscraper hub made up of offices, nightlife and shopping, so there is never a dull moment.

There is also the Osaka Castle for those travelling to the second most significant city in the country, which is bound to be a winner with budding historians.

"Physically going yourself I would recommend … You get a richer experience and perspective," Ms Suphi said.

Her comments come in light of new research from Groupon, which showed half of Britons wish their lives were more exciting and interesting.

One of the main reasons people are afraid to try out a new culture is a lack of confidence, but as Japan is such a welcoming nation, there is no need to worry.

Incredibly, nine per cent of respondents said the most exciting thing they have done in the last month is go to the pub, demonstrating the need for many to go further afield for an enlightening adventure.

As Ms Suphi said, "the importance of externally exploring like that is that you really get to experience it".

Posted by Graham McPherson