According to Japanese myths, having sex under the Northern Lights supposedly gives baby boys, beautiful children or happy children. This is why the Arctic city of Tromsø experiences a flow of Japanese tourists this winter.
The solar activity is near its peak – following solar cycles with a duration of about 11 years – which results in spectacular Northern Lights over the city. In recent years, a large numbers of visitors have come to Tromsø to experience the phenomenon. Winter tourism has taken over the lead from summer tourism, and a large percentage of the visitors are Japanese.
Apparently, In Japan there are several myths related to having sex under the magical light. Among the myths that exist is when conception occurs under the Northern Lights, you will get a baby boy.
- The story I heard is that if a couple have sex under the Northern Lights it can lead to many beautiful children. I have not got a confirmation yet if it is true, says Aurora safari guide Ivar Haugen at Tromsø Safari.
At Scandic Hotel in Tromsø, a very special Northern Lights room is decorated which is particularly popular among Japanese tourists. If it is cloudy during the Tromsø-stay, the romantic couples get one last chance.
- Many Japanese baby boys are probably made here, says Event Planner Robert Karlsen at Scandic Hotel.
Information Officer Hijiri Takagi at Visit Tromsø who is from Nagano, Japan, tells that Tromsø is a popular destination for Japanese newlyweds.
She says that the number of Asian tourists is increasing.
- Tromsø is a unique destination. In addition to the Northern Lights, you can experience exotic culture and a very special atmosphere.
Editor’s note: Physical activity is essential not to freeze when visiting Northern Norway during winter..
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Text by: Thor Bugge Lanesskog, Thor News
Photo by: University of Tromsø