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Private tour service “otomo” launches “Unique Experience …
Private tour service “otomo” collaborates with several travel media to launch “Unique Experience Japan” project. It promotes new ways of enjoying Japan to international travelers. ~ Contributing to the improvement of travel experience for tourists, whilst promoting regional tourism by creating new touristic content ~ otomo Inc. a private tour service for inbound travelers (Location: Bunkyo-Ku, Representative: Yuki Hiratsuka, hereinafter referred to as “the company”) collaborates with Walker Media of KADOKAWA group to launch “Unique Experience Japan” project. This includes Japan Traveler, a media targeted for Taiwanese travelers, several travel media aimed at inbound travelers, and to promote ways of enjoying Japan to inbound travelers. Further Details:https://otomo-travel.com/en/s/unique_experience_japan/ Overview Along with the recent increase in the number of tourists visiting Japan, the number of tourists revisiting Japan more than once is increasing. More than 31 million tourists are visiting Japan annually, out of this 61.4%, about 17.6 million tourists, are revisiting Japan. Furthermore, 1 out of 10 people will be heavy repeaters, having visited Japan more than 10 times. There is a need for diverse ways and content to enjoy Japan. The “Unique Experience Project,” starting August 2019, is a new way to discover Japan through the collaboration of private tour service for inbound travelers “otomo” and travel media to Japan. We will introduce unique model plans created by otomo once every 2 weeks. Through this project, we aim to create and share new tourism content, contribute to the improvement of travel service for inbound travelers and the promotion of regional tourism. 「Unique Experience Japan」 theme examples Island Japan is the world’s third largest island country, and there are over 7,000 islands. Let’s go around the islands of Japan, including a deserted island which can be visited one hour from Tokyo or an island full of cats. Brewery Sake, shochu, beer, whiskey, wine, and various liquors are produced in various locations across Japan. Let’s experience the diversity of Japanese sake culture and sake making. Hope tourism Japan experienced a huge scale of war and natural disaster in the past. You can touch and feel what the Japanese have learned from such experience. Media collaboration “Japan Walker” Japan Walker is Taiwan's only travel web magazine specializing in Japan, operated by Walker Media of the KADOKAWA group. Japan Walker offers travel information in Japan for Taiwanese who love Japan or want to enjoy travel in Japan. As the number of Taiwanese travelers to Japan has been increasing, the media focuses on tour destinations, restaurants, shopping, and other travel-related information. URL: www.japanwalker.com.tw About otomo otomo is a private tour service to enrich travel experience in Japan. We provide high-quality private tour service to international travelers through the creation of tour plans which utilize local tourism resources and the development of local tour guides. Service is centralized around main cities in Japan with over 200 tour plans. Tours are conducted in 4 languages, English, Chinese, Cantonese and Korean and we have over 500 registered guides on our platform (as of 2019/07). Reservation Page: https://otomo-travel.com/ko Company Overview Company Name: otomo Inc. Location: Mitomi Building 3F, Hongo 3-13-3, Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo, Japan Representative: Yuki Hiratsuka (CEO) Founded: April 2017 Capital Stock: 107,000,000 JPY（inclduing Legal Capital Surplus） Business: Private tour service for inbound travelers, Design/Consulting business Registration: Travel Agent Licence (No.3-7570) registered by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government URL: https://otomo-inc.com/ko/ Inquiries otomo Inc. (Person in Charge: Kitagawa / Otani) [MAIL] email@example.com [TEL] +81-3-6876-6003
Regarding ONSEN & Gastronomy Tourism four-party partnersh…
Regarding ONSEN & Gastronomy Tourism four-party partnership agreement - Chiba Prefecture Isumi City has chosen as a model city for expanding the idea of Gastronomy Tourism - ONSEN & Gastronomy Tourism Association (location: Minato-Ku, Tokyo. Representative: Masato Ogawa), ANA Strategic Research Institute CO., LTD., (location: Minato-Ku, Tokyo. Representative: Akira Okada) which takes charge of its management, otomo Inc. (location: Bunkyo-Ku, Tokyo. Representative: Yuki Hiratsuka) and Chiba Prefecture Isumi City conclude a four-party partnership agreement with the aim of strengthening the system for dealing with international tourists in order to become ONSEN & Gastronomy Tourism more popular. Overview This agreement aims to promote tourism and revitalize the area. We will strengthen the reception system for international tourists, which has been dramatically increasing in recent years, in order to promote further dissemination and enlightenment of ONSEN & Gastronomy Tourism and regional resources, such as hot springs and food culture in the area, by utilizing people who lives in the area so that we are able to achieve the goal. ONSEN & Gastronomy Tourism Association, founded in September 2016, has hosted a total of 40 walking events across Japan (ONSEN-Gastronomy Walking) to enjoy hot springs, gourmet and cultural history (as of March 2019). Over 9,000 people have participated to date and have a high reputation with a satisfaction rate of 96% by participants.*1 This event has been held twice in Isumi City. The second event has attracted over 600 people, the largest event to date. Various gourmets, including local seafood, and local Sake was highly popular. ONSEN & Gastronomy Tourism Association was nominated as one of the business aiming to local activation by Japan Tourism Agency in last year. With the cooperation of Isumi City, the association has developed a plan to enjoy ONSEN & Gastronomy Tourism any time of the year, by utilizing the inbound private tour service "otomo" as the first case in Japan. This time, as the first project, we are going to implement the following two activities as a model case in Isumi City, Chiba Prefecture. Designing tour plans in Isumi city which enable the tourists to enjoy ONSEN & Gastronomy Tourism all year round. Providing tour service and strengthening promotional activities for international tourists at the same time. Holding [Inbound Tourism Guide Training Course] for the purpose of educating basic knowledge and skills necessary for guiding international travelers, targeting those who wish to conduct tour guide activities and people in facilities that interact with international travelers. Part of tour destinations included in Isumi City tour plans. About ONSEN & Gastronomy Tourism Association Gastronomy tourism is a tourism that aims to get in touch with the local nature of food and the attractiveness of the region's natural and historical background and is implemented in countries around the world, mainly in the United States. We add "hot spring" here as a new type of experience called "ONSEN & Gastronomy Tourism". The hot spring areas are currently just a place that simply enjoys the hot spring, but it can be more attractive for tourist to stay. We will develop the area attractiveness so that we can boost tourism promotional activities and regional activation. About otomo otomo is a private tour service to enrich travel experience in Japan. Service is centralised 9 main cities in Japan (Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama, Nara, Fukuoka and Hyogo) with over 200 tour plans. Tours are conducted in 4 languages, English, Chinese, Cantonese and Korean and we have over 400 registered guides on our platform (as of 2019/05). About ANA Strategic Research Institute CO., LTD. We have been conducting regional revitalization and tourism promotion to develop long-term air flights service demand, researching on measures to expand local people interaction with international people, developing their human resources and business ideas to utilize the know-how in the ANA group, utilizing the knowledge and network accumulated in the ANA group to develop the airport business and other related business since April 2006. We are working on themes that open up the future with a fresh and huge scale of business ideas. About Isumi City Located in the southeastern part of Chiba prefecture, blessed with high-quality agricultural and marine products grown in rich satoyama and satoumi (natural and local atmospheric mountains and sea). It takes about 70 minutes by express train from Tokyo Station, and the city nominated the "Best Countryside to Live" No. 1 in the metropolitan area. Currently, Isumi city promotes town development project by implementing food culture introduction as a basic activity in order to boost their local industrial economy, to increase international visitors and to be gain their attractiveness by introducing local food culture. Contact Information ANA Strategic Research Institute CO., LTD. Japan Regional Activation ONSEN Gastronomy Team Motohashi TEL:050-3756-6700 otomo Inc. Promotion Dept. Otani TEL：03-6876-6003 Chiba Prefecture Isumi City Government Fisheries Industry Division Ishii TEL：0470-62-1119 *1 The percentage of respondents who answered "very satisfied" or "satisfied" to the question about the event satisfaction which is a total of 24 event participants (approximately 5,900 people) held during the year 2018.