A travel route covering historic, cultural and scenic spots in central Japan is proving a popular destination for foreign tourists.

But Toshio Mita, chairman of the Chubu Economic Federation, hopes that after Japan hosts the Group of Seven summit in May in the Ise-Shima area of Mie Prefecture, the number of travelers embarking on the Shoryudo tour route might really boom.

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