Patna, Sep 18 (UNI) The Bihar government had prepared a special package to attract Japanese tourists for which it had entered into a deal with a Japanese tour operator, Bihar Tourism Minister Nand Kishore Yadav said here today.
After attending the ''India Tourism'' seminar in Japan, Mr Nand Kishore Yadav told newspersons that the government had entered into an agreement with Nippon and the company would publish a special issue on Buddhism and the related tourist spots in Bihar in its widely circulated magazine.
A team of the company engaged in publication of the magazine would soon visit the state in this connection, he informed.
He said 91 per cent of the Japanese tourists visit Bihar in connection with religious tourism.
He, however, said only 2.6 per cent of the total foreign tourists were from Japan and the Central government was contemplating enhancing the strength of Japanese tourists in which Bihar would play a pivotal role.
He further said Japanese were fond of Indian delicacies and they visit regularly the 400 Indian restaurants in Japan.
Mr Yadav said the Bihar government was planning to attract Buddhist tourists from all over the world.