‘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.

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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.

Yoshi­aki Sembo

Chief Tourism Di­vi­sion Takasaki

Kenji Tomioka

Mayor Takasaki

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