Japanese food and theme parks among foreign tourists’ favorites

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Foreign tourists coming to Japan can enjoy many attractions, but seem to be mainly attracted by art festivals, local food and theme parks, according to ANI.

Setouchi contemporary art festival draws numerous tourists every year. “We are from San Francisco. We are here for vacations and I came here three years ago to see Setouchi art festival. This time I bring my friends along,” said a visitor from San Francisco.

During the festival, nearly 150 artworks by artists from Japan and overseas, are exhibited on the twelve islands and around the ports of Takamatsu, with some of them being displayed outside in the fields or in villages.

“We have hired a bicycle and we are going to bike around the island to see all the beautiful artwork and fine dining on this island,” said a visitor from New York.

“I am from Hong Kong. I enjoy art work and I went to see Onna Bunraku – Japanese traditional doll theatre in Naoshima. I enjoyed a lot, especially because there was an introduction by the master of doll play. It was amazing,” said a visitor from Hong Kong.

Tourists seem to be also attracted to the Japanese food, with some sushi restaurants in Tokyo, such as Genki Sushi, offering a multi-language menu panel.

“Every order is done through the touch panels. This system has been designed for easy use and quick delivery of fresh food,” said the restaurant’s manager.

“It is fascinating, especially for people from India because we have nothing like this because of the menu,” said a visitor from India.

Another famous attraction in Japan, especially for visitors from the West, is “Huis Ten Bosch”, a theme park in Nagasaki prefecture, featuring many Dutch style buildings, city scape including castle, hotels, restaurants canals and boats.