“Nothing brings people together like travel. These are the best moments of our life that are remembered forever. Tourism brings peoples and countries closer to each other. We hope that Japanese tourists will learn more about our wonderful country, its history, culture, cities, nature, gastronomy and people through the contest. We invite everyone to take part in the competition,” said Zarina Doguzova, the head of the Federal Agency for Tourism.
Photos are accepted until September 23. The photos should picture colourful memories of the trip to Russia. The author of the best photo will receive an air ticket from Tokyo to Moscow and back. Excursions in Moscow and St. Petersburg will also be held for the winner.
Moreover, two finalists of the competition will receive special prizes: professional photographic equipment. It is reported that photos will be evaluated by website visitors and a professional jury.
Winners will be announced on 28 September. The competition takes place on the Japanese travel portal Tabippo.net.