The Japan Travel Fair will be held in Phnom Penh this weekend.

The Japan Travel Fair will be held this Saturday and Sunday at Lively Plaza at the AEON Mall Phnom Penh, organized by the Japan National Tourism Organization and the Japanese Embassy.

Hun Dany, Secretary of State for the Ministry of Tourism, and Taninai Ichitomo, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Japanese Embassy, will preside over the inauguration ceremony on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Mekong Daiko, a well-known Japanese drum trio based in Phnom Penh, will present a traditional drum performance from Japan during the two-day festival. Participants can also experience the winter of Japan with a replica “Kamakura”, a type of traditional snow dome, as well as “Yukata” and “Origami” classes.

In a statement released yesterday, the event’s organizers stated that their goal was to “promote Japanese culture and tradition among Cambodians while also strengthening the tourism ties between the two countries.

In the last 10 months, Japan has welcomed roughly 7,000 visitors from Cambodia, according to the ministry of tourism in Cambodia. Over 19,000 Japanese tourists visited Cambodia during the same time frame.

The Minister of Tourism Thong Khon asked the outgoing Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia Masahiro Mikami to push for the resumption of direct commercial flights between Cambodia and Japan operated by All Nippon Airways (ANA) after the flight was discontinued in 2019 because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Mikami declared that he would push ANA to start operating direct flights to the Kingdom.

The best seasons to visit Japan, according to travel experts, are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November), when visitors can enjoy the country’s spectacular cherry blossom season.

Mount Fuji, Imperial Tokyo, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, The Island Shrine of Itsukushima, Miyajima, and Kofuku-ji Temple are a few of the most well-known tourist attractions in the country.

Source: Khmer Times

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