Tracommy supports Kanto Inbound Travel Awards
About the Kanto Inbound Travel Awards
In cooperation with Japan World Link Tracommy is supporting the judging process of this tourism award competition for the North Kanto Region in Japan. This Inbound Travel Award aims to drive in more foreign tourists to the region. It is also meant to motivate the local tourism industry to focus more on international markets. The first Kanto Inbound Travel Awards was organised in January / February 2018 and we are proud to be part of the jury again in 2019.
See the results from 2018 Awards. Prizes were given to tourist facilities with the best website or best YouTube video in English.
Get the details and read the official PDF. (Download 4.1MB)
Award Winners by Categories
- Video (YouTube)
- Hotels (Best website in English)
Nikko Kanaya Hotel
- Attractions (Best website in English)
Our congratulations to the winners!
Provinces in „North Kanto region“
The Saitama Prefecture
The Saitama Prefecture is Tokyo’s neighbor to the north. Much of southeastern Saitama, including the prefectural capital of Saitama City, are considered suburbs of Tokyo. The western parts are mostly rural and mountainous and include parts of the Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park.
The former castle town of Kawagoe and the mountainous Chichibu region, known for its night festival held in December, are some of the prefecture’s major tourist attractions.
Check out top destinations in Saitama
Ranked among Japan’s three finest landscape gardens, Kairakuen is most famous for its over three thousand plum trees. Kairakuen is located in Mito, the capital of Ibaraki Prefecture, one hour northeast of Tokyo by limited express train. The garden suffered damage from the March 2011 earthquake. However, it was repaired and fully reopened in February 2012.
While worth a visit throughout the year, Kairakuen is particularly popular during the plum blossom season. This takes place from late February through March. The garden features a forest of 3000 trees of over one hundred different plum tree varieties with white, pink and red blossoms.