Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Singapore office launches its first-ever virtual event, Japan Fair 2022. Previously known as Japan Travel Fair, the event was held annually in-person prior to the pandemic.
The upcoming virtual fair boasts an array of curated events and activities to provide participants an authentic Japanese experience from the comfort of their homes. Participants can expect immersive virtual tours ranging from popular hidden spots to countryside activities such as local festivals (matsuri) and fishing harbours, coupled with Japanese craft workshops and interactive live events from locations in Japan including a snow town and sake brewery.
Participants will be able to explore event offerings through four online venues: Virtual Tour, Omiyage, Local Experience, Live Event.
Fully immerse yourself in Japanese culture through virtual tours of popular attractions such as Ritsurin Garden and Shurijo Castle Park.
Discover more about Omiyage culture by using the Japan Souvenir Map and find out where you can get the authentic products in Singapore.
Learn how to experience living like a local during a Japan trip and explore the heart and soul of Japan’s countryside through first-hand private activities including craft workshops and farm activities with some of these hosted by locals.
Aimed at providing participants with useful information on how they can gain a first-hand, insightful perspective into the daily lives of the Japanese locals, featured activities include cherry blossom viewing (Hanami), sake-making, firefly-watching, cycling around remote hot springs, language courses and a unique local stay in Akita Prefecture.
As part of the virtual fair, a three-day live event segment will feature live broadcast streamings from various locations across Japan on JNTO Singapore Office’s official Facebook page on 13th, 19th, and 26th February.
The 10-programme line-up will showcase the Akita, Nagano, Ehime, Kochi, Kanagawa, Mie, Aomori, Ishikawa, Miyagi and Okinawa prefectures, allowing participants to discover Japan’s traditions and history through immersive and unique cultural workshops and tours.
Notable features include an oyster tour, snow town tour, sake brewery tour and a trip to the Ninja Museum, viewed entirely from the comfort of their own homes.
Win Travel Vouchers
Besides taking part in the various activities and learning more about Japan, participants stand a chance to win travel vouchers valued at SGD $1,000, Takashimaya vouchers worth SGD $100 and more.
Sponsored by the Embassy of Japan in Singapore and held in conjunction with various travel partners and prefectural government agencies, the virtual fair will take place from 28th January to 13th March 2022 via this link.
Programmes are subject to changes depending on COVID-19 developments.