Safety First in Japan

There are those adrenaline junkies who like to live on the edge and scour the world's most thrilling (and dangerous) destinations. But then there are those who are just looking for something quiet, calm and safe for a little family relaxation. Well, according to the latest survey of the Institute for Economics and Peace, Japan has been named one of the safest destinations in the world.

The 2010 Global Peace Index was released on June 8, in which Japan is ranked as the third safest country in the world, right behind New Zealand and Iceland.

Convenience also plays a huge role in the popularity of this destination. The country's efficient train system allows ease of travel to all regions. We hear that Hakone, a 90-minute train ride from Tokyo is a great destination for hot springs and art.

The high-level of safety also opens the door to late-night fun, so travelers can revel into the wee hours without fear of crime. Let the karaoke continue!

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