Japan Travel Fair Malaysia

Malaysia Japan Travel Fair

The second Japan Travel Fair Malaysia took place in One Utama Shopping Mall from 9-13 November 2016 with a mission to provide information about Japan's tourism, Japanese Culture and also the many beautiful destinations from all over Japan to the general consumers. 

This is also the second time that the Japan Travel Fair Malaysia is taking place in just one year where the first fair was held in February at the same venue and was received well by the Malaysian consumers.

Japan Travel Fair Malaysia

Having the second fair at the end of this year is to promote Japan's Winter and also Springtime which is said to be two of the most beautiful and best time to visit Japan, namely the snowy areas and also for the Cherry Blossom or Sakura Season in Spring. 

At the five-day travel fair, anyone buying any Japan travel packages, tours or even airline tickets, JNTO will be giving out a free gift during the JTF2016.

To add on, there will also be a lucky draw for the mentioned purchases where you stand a chance to also win return airline tickets to Japan, a Canon Digital Camera and Japanese souvenirs.

At the official launching of Japan Travel Fair 2016 in One Utama Shopping Mall in Petaling Jaya

The Japan Travel Fair November 2016 event was also launched by the Japanese Ambassador to Malaysia and JNTO's Executive Director Mr. Masatoshi Miyake together with the specially invited guests on the 9th of November at 3.00pm.

Media from mainstream and electronic, representatives from tour companies, invited guests and shoppers were treated to a Japanese drum performance and also the unveiling of Dr. Soo Wincci's new music video which was shot entirely in Japan. 

As for the events happening during the Japan Travel Fair 2016, there will be a special live performance by Dr. Soo Wincci, a Blogger Talk Show featuring Kampung Boy City Girl, demonstrations on food and craft, quizzes, and many others listed below;
  • 11 - 13 Nov, 1.00PM - 1.30PM: Hand-Made Wagashi (Japanese Sweet Making Technique)
  • 11 - 13 Nov, 2.30PM - 3.00PM: Art of Shodo (Japanese Calligraphy Performance)
  • 11 - 13 Nov, 7.00PM - 7.30PM: Bon Odori Performance
  • 12 - 13 Nov, 4.00PM - 4.30PM: Mochi Pounding Performance
  • 12 Nov Saturday, 6.00PM - 6.40PM: Soo Wincci Performance
  • 13 Nov Sunday, 6.00PM - 6.30PM: Blogger Talk Show featuring Kampung Boy City Girl

Japan Yes-No Quiz Event
11 Nov: 11.30-12.00, 4.00-4.30, 6.00-6.30
12 Nov: 11.30-12.00
13 Nov: 11.30-12.00

Canon Photo Booth at JNTO Booth
Visitors can also experience dressing in a Japanese Yukata and have their photo taken at the Canon Photo Booth during the event.

Visitors to the JNTO Booth at the Japan Travel Week Fair in One Utama
Visitors checking out the booths at the Japan Travel Week November 2016

Where is the Japan Travel Fair in Malaysia?

The Japanese travel fair (日本の旅行フェア) is located on the High Street on the first floor of the One Utama Shopping Mall where a total of 21 booths offering information and also sales on Japanese destinations.

Out of the 21 booths, 11 of them are tour companies that specialize in selling Japan Travel Packages to multiple prefectures. The other 10 booths are occupied by the various Japanese tourism prefectures.

Visitors can walk in as it is free and you can obtain information on multiple places around Japan here. Prior to the recent Matta Fair 2016, the Japan National Tourism Organization or JNTO has taken added steps to promote Japan aggressively as it is one of the top destinations for Malaysian tourists heading outbound. 

In 2015, the number of Malaysians that visited Japan had surpassed 300,000 and from January to September 2016, the number had already reached around 250,000 visitors to Japan from Malaysia.

A growing number of Muslim visitors to Japan has also contributed to these numbers as Japan has seriously taken into consideration about Muslim Travel around Japan.

Many restaurants now offer a special Halal menu while there are Muslim Prayer Rooms (Surau) available in almost all prefectures and also in some shopping malls and airports.

VIP's, Tourism Organizations and Malaysian Travel Agents during the launching of Japan Travel Week in One Utama

Vendors at Japan Travel Fair Malaysia

The list of vendors and travel agents participating at the Japan Travel Fair 2016 Malaysia is below and you can visit them to obtain more information about the places or packages around Japan. 

Travel Agents
  • Apple Vacations & Conventions
  • Golden Tourworld Travel
  • Hello Holidays
  • HIS Malaysia
  • Japan Travel Bureau
  • J-Horizons Travel (M)
  • Malaysian Harmony Tours and Travel
  • Parlo Tours
  • Pearl Holiday Travel and Tour
  • Reliance Travel
  • Sunrise Tours and Travel

Japanese Exhibitors
  • Mitsukoshi Isetan Holding
  • Shizuoka Prefectural Government Office 
  • Okinawa Convention and Visitor Bureau
  • The Flower of Japan
  • Wakayama City
  • Yokohama City
  • Hoshino Resort Tomamu, Sapporo
  • Vision Data (Samurai WiFi)
  • Trip Designer
One the first day of Japan Travel Week in One Utama Shopping Center, Bandar Utama

Japan Travel Fair Malaysia
Venue: Highstreet, Ground Floor One Utama Shopping Mall, New Wing
Date: 9-13 November 2016
Time: 10.00 AM to 10.00 PM


If you are planning to visit Japan anytime soon, this would be a great place to start as there is much information about many places.

However, for those planning a trip in mid or late next year, you can also visit the Matta Fair 2017 as JNTO will also be there featuring more booths during the travel fair in Kuala Lumpur in March. 

Alternatively, the Japan Travel Fair Malaysia is created in-between the main travel fairs to capitalize on the months where there are no other travel events going on and has been much welcomed by the local consumers who want to visit Japan.