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11 new specific model courses for wide-area tour routes created

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Last Update : 2017/4/11

 We have recently created 11 specific model courses to enable international visitors to Japan to travel around each tourist spot on 4 regional routes, which have been additionally certified by the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in June 2016.
   Together with the 20 model courses created last time, a total of 31 courses have been created nationwide.
 Since 2015, the Japan Tourism Agency has been promoting the “JAPAN. Treasure Quest,” which encourages the formation of wide-area tour routes by networking a series of sightseeing spots that have attractive themes and stories to invite international visitors to the regional areas of Japan.
 As one of the efforts, each implementation body creates specific model courses by connecting multiple tourism resources based on concepts that appeal to international visitors. On the seven routes certified by the Minister in June 2015, 20 model courses were created and announced in April 2016.
 This time, we have created 11 model courses for the 4 routes that were additionally certified last June. Therefore, a total of 31 courses have been created on the 11 routes nationwide.
 In the future, we will promote both group and individual travel demand to Japan and invite international visitors to the regional areas by means of stronger cooperation, information dissemination and development of travel products.

<New Model Courses>
Wide-Area Tour Route Name Number of Model Courses
Amazing Northernmost Japan, Hokkaido Route
The Wider Kanto Route “Around Tokyo”
Route Romantique San’in
Visit Our Exciting Ryukyu Islands in the Pacific Ocean
Total 11
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Tourism Area Promotion Division,Japan Tourism Agency
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