|Above, Miyajima in Hiroshima Prefecture. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Japan's Tourism Agency has selected seven "routes" for sightseeing for foreign visitors.
According to The Japan News (Yomiuri Shimbun):
For the first time, the Tourism Agency on Friday selected seven regional sightseeing routes within the nation for foreign tourists.
The agency aims to encourage foreign tourists — who primarily tend to visit the Tokyo metropolitan area, an area surrounding Mt. Fuji and the Kansai area — to visit attractive sightseeing spots in regional areas linked to specific themes.
Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Minister Akihiro Ota authorized the seven routes on Friday morning.The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) will be promoting the seven routes to foreign visitors.
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