Mask-wearing and contactless payment – as well as a tradition that favours bows over handshakes – have long been the norm in Japan, and the country’s innovative tech industry, famous for its self-cleaning toilets, has always had one eye on innovations in hygiene and sanitation.
In a country that is roughly 70% mountains, finding lesser-populated remote getaways from the city has always been an essential part of the experience.
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