More than 12,000 shops and brands will participate in the Shopping Festival.
TOKYO – To attract more foreigners to visit Japan for sightseeing, the Japan Shopping Tourism Organization will collaborate with the Japan National Tourist Office to introduce the first Japan Shopping Festival, which will be held in Tokyo, Osaka and Fukuoka for the first time, from Dec. 1, 2013 to Feb. 28, 2014.
More than 12,000 shops and brands will participate in the Shopping Festival. Through various activities and quality services, the Festival will attract foreigners within and outside of Japan, promote and showcase its shopping attractions, encourage foreigners to shop in Japan and boost consumer enthusiasm within the country.
The 3-month Festival will introduce various exciting activities such as lucky drawings, gift coupons, preferential exchange rates for foreigners, free Wifi card, major Christmas illumination show, as well as discount shopping in January and “Lucky bags.” The most eye-catching activity the Festival brings is the brand-new “attractive prize drawing.” Prizes include a special trip to Japan, which will include visiting the backstage of Tokyo Girls Collection or touring Akihabara in-depth. Other prizes include but are not limited to a Japan-made SONY digital camera and traditional handcrafted glassworks by Kiriko Edo.
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