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Japan to lure hotel operators to open luxury inns in national parks

Government hopes tourists will consider country as nature destination

The Ritz-Carlton Nikko hotel near Lake Chuzenji in Nikko city, Tochigi prefecture north of Tokyo (Courtesy of the hotel)

TOKYO -- Japan will launch a project to encourage global hotel operators to open luxury properties in national parks as early as in 2024, Nikkei has learned, as part of plans to bring in more tourists post-COVID.

The government wants tourists to consider Japan as a nature destination, and it is working with local municipalities and enterprises to offer such activities.

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