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Japanese Official Lauds Iran Tourism

Japanese Official Lauds Iran TourismJapanese Official Lauds Iran Tourism

The first secretary of the Embassy of Japan Yoshihito Mitagava hailed the dramatic growth in Iran’s tourism industry since 2012, according to the Isfahan public relations office of Iran Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO), Mehr News Agency reported.

The diplomat said the growth of tourism in Iran and establishment of travel service centers in Japan is one of the main reasons the Japanese travel to Iran, particularly Isfahan.

Mitagava commended the efforts made to improve tourism in Iran and Isfahan and said the efforts had paved the way for the development of tourism in the country.

Pointing to the growth in Japanese tours to Iran and Isfahan, he added that the Japanese and Iranians are interested in tradition and culture.

The deputy director of Iran’s Cultural Heritage Investment Hamid Amini stated that the efforts by the government and the Organization of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism had resulted in the development of tourism in recent years.

“After visiting Iran, tourists admitted they found this country secure and Iranian people, hospitable, and kinder than they thought,” said Amini, adding that over 20,000 monuments and historical crafts are in Isfahan, four of which hold the world record.