The 7th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy TourismThe 7th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism
The 7th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism

7th UNWTO
World Forum
on Gastronomy Tourism

12-15 December 2022

Nara, Japan

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Under the theme 'Gastronomy Tourism for People and Planet: Innovate, Empower and Preserve', the 7th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism will focus on the role of gastronomy tourism in promoting women empowerment and young talents, advancing cultural exchange and authenticity, enhancing the value for destinations and food producers, as well as showcasing best practices in destination branding through gastronomy tourism and supporting a Global Roadmap on Food Waste Reduction in Tourism.

GREETINGS

Zurab Pololikashvili

Zurab Pololikashvili

UNWTO Secretary-General

As tourism restarts in many parts of the world, it is now more important than ever that we reflect and act to build a more sustainable sector where local traditions and culture are respected, valued and empowered ...

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Joxe Mari Aizega

Joxe Mari Aizega

General Manager, Basque Culinary Center

In many countries around the world, gastronomy has become a strategic sector that contributes to the generation of wealth and employment by creating value throughout its entire chain - from producing quality foods and processing these foods to the ...

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Shogo Arai

Shogo Arai

Governor of Nara Prefecture

I would like to extend my warmest greetings to all, as the representative of the host prefecture of the 7th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism. It is a great honor and privilege for Nara to host the Forum in Japan, with the support of the ...

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Koichi Wada

Koichi Wada

Commissioner of the Japan Tourism Agency
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the 7th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism held in Nara, Japan. Food is a vital tourism resource that attracts travelers ...

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Timetable*The timezone is based on JST.

Timetable

Fieldwork

Wednesday 14 December, 8.30am - 2pm.

We have 7 courses that offer participants the opportunity to experience the traditional foods and food culture honoring the history and environment of Nara. Each course comes with a lunch unique to the area.Read more

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Excursion

Excursions

Thursday 15 December, 8am - 5.40pm.

We carefully selected 4 courses where participants can enjoy the culture, scenery, and traditional food culture unique to the ancient capital, Nara. Each course comes with a lunch such as dishes at a Michelin listed restaurant and Buddhist vegetarian cuisine at a temple.Read more

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About Nara

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Venue: Nara Prefecture, Japan

Nara took one of the central roles in Japanese history from the ancient time, when various mythologies were mixed, to the 8th century. The area has built an attractive historical food culture including being the origin of sake.
It is a very popular tourism site in Japan with a lot of well-known temples, shrines, and mystic monuments.

Venue: Nara Prefecture, Japan

Main Venue

Nara Prefectural Convention Center
Nara City in Nara Prefecture (approx. 10 minutes on foot from Shin-Omiya Station of Kintetsu Railway)

Main Venue
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