FASCINATING JAPAN Article cover photo
06 March 2019


​Japan National Tourism Organization will be participating in MATTA Fair KL 2019 at PWTC, from 15 – 17 March 2019, under the theme of "Fascinating Japan."

Plan your springtime trip to Japan

Japan is filled with places that inspire and enchant visitors. From historic castles and eye-catching floral displays to unusual landscapes that seem to belong in other countries. It is impossible to think of springtime Japan without an iconic image of a sea of cherry blossoms awash with perfect pink blooms instantly coming to mind.

However, Unlike the nation’s famed public transport system, the cherry blossoms are not as punctual as tourists might like. Some years they arrive early following a spell of warm weather; other years, chillier temperatures make them late or downpours bring an early demise. The 2019 sakura season is expected to arrive earlier than the past year, both in central and southern Japan.The first cherry blossoms are expected in Tokyo on 21 March, Osaka on 25 March and Hokkaido 3 May 2019 according to Japan Meteorological Corporation. After sakura season, Shibazakura (Moss Phlox), Wisteria, Nemophila, Tulips and various kinds of beautiful flowers can be seen in Japan. Learn about sakura season and more from the JNTO booth, located at PWTC Hall, from booth 1161 to 1184.

The full Japanese experience at MATTA Fair KL

That’s not all, there will be fun activities galore at MATTA Fair KL 2019. Get a customised calligraphy hand fan and take memorable photos in traditional Japanese Yukata. Food lovers can rejoice with the salmon cutting demonstration and get a true taste of Japan. Cosplayers will be present to interact and take photos with guests, who might just meet their favourite anime characters. Popular KOL; May Ho will also be there on 16 March to share about her experiences of travelling in Japan and provide helpful suggestions on what and where to visit.

For the full list of exhibitors and schedule of activities, please visit https://www.jnto.org.my/wp-content/uploads/MattaMa...

Gift Redemptions

Visitors who purchase Japan travel packages or travel pass during MATTA Fair March 2019 will be able to redeem a travel adapter or a luggage tag respectively from JNTO's booth, while stocks last.* Just show the original copy of your booking receipt and tour itinerary at the JNTO redemption counter to claim your gift!

*Term & conditions apply. Gift only redeemable on the same day of purchase of travel packages or travel pass during MATTA Fair Kl 2019.

*Based on first come first serve basis, while stock last.

In addition, a mystery gift will be given to visitors who take part in our questionnaire survey and like our Facebook Page.

Mark your calendars, and visit JNTO's booth from 15 to 17 March at PWTC to learn more about your potential trip to Japan!