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About JNTO

What is JNTO ?

Official Name: Japan National Tourism Organization
Established: 1964
Purpose: To further international exchange through tourism
Headquarters: 10th Floor, Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan Building, 2-10-1Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0006
Details of Headquarters


JNTO is involved in a broad range of activities promoting travel to Japan through various activities overseas as well as tourism-promoting activities in Japan.

Our activities include:

    1. Operating Tourist Information Centers in Japan for foreign visitors
    2. Arranging reception facilities for foreign visitors
    3. Promoting international conventions and trade fairs
    4. Operating offices in key cities around the world
    5. Conducting tourism-related research
    6. Publishing travel literature and videos about Japan

Activities by Overseas Offices

JNTO maintains 14 offices in key cities around the world, through which a wide range of tourism-related promotions are carried out. Each overseas office is responsible for promoting travel and tourism to Japan; one of the most important functions is to help the travel industry encourage their clients to visit Japan.

The activities of the overseas JNTO offices include:

    1. Providing up-to-date information on travel to and in Japan
    2. Participating in local travel fairs and exhibitions
    3. Assisting in developing tours to Japan
    4. Supplying free brochures to the travel industry
    5. Lending display materials, prize-winning films and
    video tapes for travel professionals to show to their clients

To find the JNTO office in your region, please click on the link below.
JNTO Regional Offices