Japan aims for 10 m. foreign visitors to national parks

posted on March 22, 2016

Japan aims to more than double the annual number of foreign visitors to national parks in the nation to 10 million by 2020, Environment Minister Tamayo Marukawa said Monday.

To achieve the goal, the Environment Ministry will develop tours tailored to foreign visitors based on model projects to be implemented in five national parks and provide an environment friendly to foreigners, such as multiple-language directories.

Marukawa unveiled the goal during a visit to Kushiro, Hokkaido, northernmost Japan.

According to ministry estimates, the number of foreign visitors to national parks in Japan totaled about 4.3 million in 2015.

source by jiji
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