Aniem tourism is growing in Japan, with many coming all over the world to visit spots featured in anime. And because of their contributions to getting many to visit these places, the Japan Travel Industry Association (JATA) honored two anime which contributed much to the travel industry. They are Banana Fish and iDOLISH7.

image via Banana Fish official Twitter page

In particular, JATA awarded Kinki Nippon Tourist Kanto’s Banana Fish tour in New York City the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism Award, while the iDOLISH7 Tour of Kyoto received the Tourism Agency Secretary’s Award. The former toured Japanese individuals and foreigners in areas in New York that were featured in Banana Fish, including the American Museum of Natural History, Grand Central Station, Chinatown, and many more. The latter includes transportation between Tokyo and Kyoto, lodging, and special bonus items. The i7 tour itself is still available for booking.

Meanwhile, iDOLISH7 itself will be holding the second day of its 2nd LIVE REUNION concert today. It will happen at the MetLife Dome in Tokorozawa, Japan.

source: Travel Voice