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No-show by Hong Kong tourists in Japan hotel a false alarm

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Source: Ejinsight,

A Japanese TV station reports the missing Hong Kong tourists (inset). Murodou Station in Tateyama prefecture is the starting point for the magnificent Yukino Outani (above) or Snow Valley. Photos: yahoo.com.jp, tripadvisor.com

Two Hong Kong women who went missing while traveling to a mountainous area in Japan have been found safe after they causing the local police inevitable trouble. The duo who are in their 30s, both surnamed Lo were scheduled to check into the Raichoso hotel near Murodou Station of Tateyama prefecture on Wednesday but failed to turn up. The station about 2,400 meters above sea level was the starting point for the magnificent Yukino Outani. It is a Snow Valley, a famous tourist attraction popular with the Hong Kong tourists.

The hotel decided to call the police after the pair had not shown up by 9 pm, Apple Daily reported. A search in the mountains by a helicopter failed to find any trace of them on Thursday morning. According to the local media, the pair sent an e-mail to their travel agent on Wednesday afternoon saying they got lost and were unable to get to the hotel due to heavy snow. That was the last time they were in contact. In reply to media inquiries the Immigration Department confirmed on Thursday that the two were safe. With the help of the Chinese consulate general in Nagoya, the department said it contacted the two women, who said nothing happened to them except that they changed their plans without notifying the hotel.

Japanese netizens who learned about the incident criticized the duo for being reckless. Some said they should be asked to pay for the search. Hong Kong netizens also slammed the pair, saying they may have caused Japanese hotel operators to lose confidence in Hong Kong tourists. A travel expert told Ming Pao Daily that the incident could damage the reputation of Hong Kong tourists, saying Japanese hotel operators value customer integrity.

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that's ridiculous. they have wasted so much time and effort and resources and money for people to look for them and they were just inconsiderate and didn't bother informing of their plan changes

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so the two reckless duo made plan changes and failed too even let them know wasting peoples valuable time and effort...im glad neitzens and others were slamming the duo...they are in the wrong and yes they should pay up because there are searchers and others who were involved in deeply looking for the pair.

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I have heard about this news on other social media and I think these 2 HK persons made us (HK citizen) look bad to Japanese in Japan. 

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Can't imagine what would have happened if someone in real need got delayed because the rescuers were busy looking for these two idiots.

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They needlessly caused an alarm and should face some consequences for this. People should think about how their actions affect things.

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Hong Kong people gotta fix this or else they will be critized by mainlanders of being hypocrits. 

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Just wasting money and time to search for these careless people.   I hope they will be charged for that.

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this is just a waste of time if they are doing things that are pointless. those people probably did it on purpose.

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