Translated by MATCHA
Announcing A New Service! Japan Tomorrow: Find Amazing Experiences
Written by MATCHA
Japanese travel platform MATCHA is starting a new crowdfunding service called Japan Tomorrow! It supports four languages (Japanese, English, Traditional Chinese, and Thai) and can be used anywhere in the world. This article will go over Japan Tomorrow's features, and how to use the new service.
Japan Tomorrow - A New Service by MATCHA!
Although international travel is restricted, MATCHA still receives messages from our readers who want to visit Japan. Meanwhile, everyone in Japan's tourism industry is eagerly awaiting the return of overseas visitors.
We want to connect our friends in Japan with our overseas readers... That's why we are launching Japan Tomorrow, a new global crowdfunding service!
Today's article introduces the features of this new service.
Table of Contents
- 1. What is Crowdfunding?
- 2. Features of Japan Tomorrow
- 3. What Projects Can I Find?
- 4. How to Fund a Project
- 5. How to Post a New Project
What is Crowdfunding?
Japan Tomorrow is a reward-based crowdfunding service available in four languages: Japanese, English, Traditional Chinese, and Thai.
Crowdfunding is a method of financial support. Anyone with an idea for a service or product can post a project. People who are interested in the final product, or who want to support the service, can choose to fund the project.
In reward-based crowdfunding, once the funding goal has been reached, the funders receive the product or service in return. The project proposers receive funding, and the funders receive rewards. It's a great service for both parties.
Features of Japan Tomorrow
Japan Tomorrow has three main features.
1. Global Reach with Support in Four Languages!
The main feature of Japan Tomorrow is its international reach and support for four languages: Japanese, English, Traditional Chinese, and Thai.
MATCHA readers can learn about different projects in their own language!
2. Easy Funding Using Your Home Currency!
Photo by Pixta
Once you find a service or product you are interested in, you can easily fund the project from your country using your country's currency.
If the reward is an activity, you can experience it once you visit Japan. If it is a product, it will be shipped to your home overseas.
*Certain products cannot be purchased from some countries.
3. Experiences to Change Your Life!
Photo by Pixta
With Japan Tomorrow, we will highlight experiences that make for an unforgettable trip to Japan.
Discover activities and accommodations you cannot find on travel guides!
What Projects Can I Find?
The following projects will be posted on release of Japan Tomorrow.
A Hotel in a Village! Stay in a Traditional Home and Support a Village
Picture courtesy of NIPPONIA Kosuge Genryu-no-Mura
NIPPONIA Kosuge Genryu-no-Mura is undertaking an ambitious project to turn an entire village into a hotel. Only two hours from Tokyo, Kosuge is a village with a population of 700. It is looking for funding to renovate the one hundred or so abandoned buildings spread throughout the village.
In return for supporting NIPPONIA, funders will receive the opportunity to stay in a 150-year-old mansion and experience the Japanese countryside.
Preserving Kumano Kodo, a Historic Pilgrimage Path to Kumano
Picture courtesy of Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau
Kumano Kodo is a World Heritage Site and sees many visitors from all around the world. However, frequent storms and floods have damaged this pilgrimage path.
Consider supporting the project to help preserve a 1,000-year-old historic site.
SEKAI HOTEL - Spreading the Beauty of Fuse, Osaka
Picture courtesy of SEKAI HOTEL Fuse
There is a lot to experience in Japan. Of course, you can visit popular tourist sites, but you might want a more authentic experience.
We recommend Fuse, a district in Osaka where you can witness daily life. SEKAI HOTEL Fuse, a guesthouse in Fuse, is looking for support to revitalize the local shopping district.
In return, the hotel is planning an online tour of the Fuse shopping district (*the reward is subject to change). Support this shopkeepers' town and help preserve daily life in Osaka.
How to Fund a Project
If you want to fund a project, follow the steps below.
1. Choose a project and a reward.
2. Login to Japan Tomorrow.
3. Pay via card.
*Products will require an additional shipping fee.
*Prices listed with "shipping included" include international shipping.
Find an interesting project on Japan Tomorrow and help support experiences in Japan!
How to Post a New Project
At MATCHA, we will be accepting new Japan Tomorrow project proposals. If you have a crowdfunding idea, reach out to us by filling out the form below.
Contact Form (Japanese)