Japanese ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu today called on Union Tourism and Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma and the two discussed a number of issues related to Buddhist Circuit. “Deepening cultural relationship with Japan, met with the Ambassador of Japan to India, Mr Kenji Hiramatsu,” Sharma tweeted.
According to a source, many issues related to Buddhist Circuit were discussed between the them. Japan, where majority of the population subscribe to Buddhism, is also investing in Buddhist circuit being set up in India as part of Tourism Ministry’s Swadesh Darshan scheme, he said.
Under the scheme, the government plans to develop 13 theme based tourist circuits, namely Buddhist Circuit, North-East India Circuit, Himalayan Circuit, Coastal Circuit, Krishna Circuit, Desert Circuit, Tribal Circuit, Eco Circuit, Wildlife Circuit, Rural Circuit, Spiritual Circuit, Ramayana Circuit and Heritage Circuit.