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UNAGI TRAVEL: THE JAPANESE TOUR AGENCY FOR STUFFED ANIMALS

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Teddy needs a vacation… to JAPAN!

OK, this is quite possibly the most adorable thing I have ever heard of. Unagi Travel is a tour agency based in Tokyo – but instead of dealing with regular customers, they specialise in arranging customised trips for stuffed animals. Basically you send your teddy to Tokyo and they take it round the sights, taking pictures for you and uploading the adventure onto social media such as Instagram and Facebook.


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The service is popular with those who can’t travel due to illness. Unable to visit these places themselves, they derive comfort and encouragement from seeing their favourite stuffed animals out having fun. Perhaps more worrying – and another topic entirely – is that the service is also used by those who work extremely long hours, something which is commonplace in Japan. Because these people can’t take a holiday themselves, they simply send their stuffed animal in their place. Regardless of the motivation for why you would want to send Teddy on holiday, I for one love the idea – my only gripe being that I didn’t think of it myself! Check out the super-cute video below.



 

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