JapanTravel Kicks Off Ambassador Program

JapanTravel Regional Partner Flourishes in Nara Prefecture

By Aya Sakaguchi    - 2 min read

Nara Prefecture's latest tourist facility, the Nara Visitor Center & Inn opened its doors on July 23rd. Aiming to introduce Japanese culture to the world and increase interaction between foreign tourists and Japanese locals, the Visitor Center (also known as "Nara-ken Sarusawa Inn") features an "Interaction Salon" where Nara tourists can participate in cultural activities such as calligraphy, ikebana (flower arrangement), and the tea ceremony every day. Furthermore, accommodation is scheduled to be offered there starting in the summer of 2016.

A Tourism PR Ambassador to Nara will be stationed at the Visitor Center, introducing Nara's charms to the world through articles and videos posted on websites such as JapanTravel and Facebook. Serving this important role is none other than JapanTravel's own Nara Regional Partner, Bryan Baier.

After accepting Nara Prefecture's request for an ambassador, JapanTravel appointed Bryan, after years of tremendous contributions to the team, to fill that role and promote Japan to the world. Since July 1st, he has flourished as Nara's Tourism PR Ambassador, answering numerous media interviews with a smile and tackling the mission of "introducing Nara's charms to the world" from a foreigner's point of view. It will be exciting to see how Nara, one of the country's most visited prefectures, and Japanese culture will be projected and promoted through Bryan's eyes.

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Find out more about NARA Visitor Center & Inn.

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Edward Yagisawa

Edward Yagisawa @edward.yagisawa.cannell

Intern at JapanTravel & rising 4th year (senior) at the University of Virginia.  3/4 Japanese and 1/4 Australian; born and currently live in Yokohama.  My favorite spots in Japan (aside from Yokohama) are Hokkaido, Okinawa, and Tochigi, but hopefully someday I'll get to visit all 47 prefectures.

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Tyra 'nell Pille-Lu 6 years ago
Exciting! Congrats, Bryan! I've been to Nara early this year and I'm looking forward to visiting there again soon.
Izumi Kershaw 6 years ago
Good luck and enjoy Bryan!
Jerome Lee 6 years ago
Doesn't get more awesome than this! Congrats Bryan, definitely a challenging yet exciting opportunity!