‘Welcome to Takasaki’
Aware of India’s growing potential, the Japan tourism industry wants to see an increase in the Indian visitor percentage, and Takasaki is taking the lead.
Wishing that many Indians visit and enjoy Takasaki, Kenji Tomioka, Mayor, has promised a warm welcome to his city. Yoshiaki Sembo, Chief Tourism Division, Takasaki City Municipal Office, feels the city holds special value for Indians because of its strong Indian connection.
Their local symbol, Daruma traces its origins from India, and the Kannon Yama, the most prominent structure that dominates the skyline is a giant Buddha statue.
That apart, the city and Gunma Province offers myriad attractions such as hot springs, a peaceful atmosphere, and superb accommo- dation, dining and transport infrastructure. A great plus point is their proximity to Tokyo, a mere one-hour journey by the super-fast Shinkansen train.
With Takasaki as the base, Indian visitors can explore the riches of Gunma Province, which has everything from culture and heritage to adventure pursuits; shrines; fine dining; and romantic spots like Mount Haruna with its placid lake. Be it groups, incentive groups, or individual trav- ellers, there’s something for everyone. And it’s the perfect place for honeymooners to escape to.
The message is clear. The city wants to welcome Indians and if they have special requirements and requests, the Tourism Division is totally willing to cater to them to the best of their ability, and offer what it takes to make them feel at home.
Chief Tourism Division Takasaki