Let There Be Kawaii Mermaids
Mermaids may come from European lore and culture, but that won’t stop Japanese companies from turning a profit from them – thus is the nature of cultural exchange. Mermaids have apparently grown popular enough in Japan to deserve their own specialty tour packages. Ever wanted to dress up as a mermaid on a tour of beautiful beaches, complete with professional photoshoots? Well, now you can!
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Japan has a well documented appreciation of all things cute, and companies in Japan are definitely no stranger to the exotic appeal of mermaids as a way of marketing kawaii goods. Now a Japan-based company is taking a play out of tourism in the Philippines by allowing you to dress up as a mermaid and enjoy swimming and photo shoots in travel packages.
Japanese company RisingAsia, who runs overseas travel site “Master of Travels”, is now offering travel packages to Saipan, Guam, Cebu, and Okinawa. By booking one of their Mermaid Tour travel plans, travelers can have an opportunity to transform into a mermaid and have a professional photographer put together a top quality photo shoot.
According to PR Times, the Master of Travels (tabi no tatsujin) website has scouted out picturesque locations near hotels at various foreign and domestic locations where the professional photo shoot can perfectly capture you living out your mermaid fantasy–so expect Japanese Instagrams to be booming with mermaids in the coming year. The photoshoot also doubles as a local tour of popular beaches, but we imagine that many travelers will go with the ultimate goal of becoming a mermaid!
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