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Japan National Tourism Organization launches country’s many-splendoured Insider Guide

— The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) recently launched Insider Guide to Japan, celebrating the country’s many traditions, innovations, natural wonders and adventures.

2021 is a landmark year for Japan, as Tokyo gears up to host the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and the country is set to be one of the top travel destinations.

According to a statement, JNTO will launch a series of newsletters from this month to serve as an insider’s guide to Japan’s many traditions and innovations.

Given the volume of attractions across the country, JNTO categorises Japan’s travel offerings into seven passions: Cuisine, Outdoors, Relaxation, Nature, Tradition, Art, and Cities.

In addition, JNTO has launched ‘Experiences in Japan’, a website that showcases activities based on these Seven Passions.

While preparing for the resumption of inbound travel, JNTO is also taking a number of COVID-19 measures to ensure peace of mind for visitors, including multilingual infographics on precautions as well as emergency information.

JNTO president, Seino Satoshi said: “Tokyo 2020 will begin from July 23 this year. Taking place 10 years after the Great East Japan Earthquake, the torch relay will demonstrate the nation’s recovery to the world.”

“The COVID-19 pandemic has made travel to Japan impossible, and unfortunately it has been decided to hold the games without overseas spectators. However, I firmly believe that humankind will overcome this crisis and tourism will resume.”

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

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