What Is Travel.Rakuten.co.jp?

Rakuten (travel.rakuten.co.jp) is a website for booking accommodation for trips to Japan. As of March 2023, the site travel.rakuten.co.jp gets an estimated 46.2 million monthly views according to SimilarWeb. The Wayback Machine estimates travel.rakuten.co.jp was founded on April 4, 2001. The Internet Archive has saved the domain travel.rakuten.co.jp 5,655 times between April 4, 2001, and April 18, 2023. From 2001 to mid-2004, it wasn’t saved often; however, since late 2004 it has been saved very consistently to today. 2004 and 2005 were boom years; and between 2014 and 2018 it was also saved at its highest levels.

Links and Profiles

Website: https://travel.rakuten.co.jp/

Is Travel.Rakuten.co.jp Safe?

I ran malware tests to find out if travel.rakuten.co.jp is safe and legit. Here are the results:

I checked the site travel.rakuten.co.jp on the online malware scanner Sucuri and it returned as a medium security risk. You can see the same here: Sucuri scan for the site travel.rakuten.co.jp.

Travel.Rakuten.co.jp Sucuri results

Sucuri says the site travel.rakuten.co.jp is a medium security risk because of a 404 Not Found site issue on the following URLS:

  • https://travel.rakuten.co.jp/${$value.link}
  • https://travel.rakuten.co.jp/${$value.url}
  • https://travel.rakuten.co.jp/${body.loadPrivateFile}

That said, Sucuri says it was able to scan the site travel.rakuten.co.jp enough to conclude that it doesn’t have malware.

Some hardening improvements can be made:

  • Missing security header for ClickJacking Protection. Alternatively, you can use Content-Security-Policy: frame-ancestors 'none'.
  • Missing Strict-Transport-Security security header.
  • Missing Content-Security-Policy directive. We recommend to add the following CSP directives (you can use default-src if all values are the same): script-src, object-src, base-uri, frame-src

However, these hardening improvements don’t impact the Sucuri grade.

To check this further I ran a parasite scan with Unmask Parasites on the site travel.rakuten.co.jp and it says the page is clean. You can see the same here: Unmask Parasites scan for the site travel.rakuten.co.jp.

To try to confirm that the site is clean, I checked the domain travel.rakuten.co.jp on VirusTotal and it says no security vendor has flagged the domain as malicious. You can see the same here: VirusTotal scan for the site travel.rakuten.co.jp.

Travel.Rakuten.co.jp VirusTotal results

In conclusion, the site travel.rakuten.co.jp is graded as a medium security risk by Sucuri because it was unable to scan some key webpages; however, Sucuri was able to scan enough of the site to conclude there is at least no malware. Unmask Parsites says the site travel.rakuten.co.jp is clean of parasites. And VirusTotal and Sucuri say the domain travel.rakuten.co.jp isn’t blacklisted or flagged as malicious by any security vendor.


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