Picture Yourself In Japan

The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) just launched a contest in collaboration with The New York Times offering travel enthusiasts a chance to visit Japan when it’s safe to do so. Entries must be received by October 20, 2021.

To enter, participants must share a photo or video on Instagram of a memorable moment during a previous trip to Japan with #PictureYourJapanGetaway. Participants who haven’t visited Japan yet can post a photo or video that conveys what Japan means to them. Participants must include #PictureYourJapanGetaway and #VisitJapanUS in the post, and follow @visitjapan.us. For bonus entries, participants can comment #VisitJapanUS and tag friends on the @visitjapan.us contest announcement post.


  • One Winner will be featured in JNTO’s Ad Contents on The New York Times: The New York Times will personally interview the winner and share their story of traveling to Japan. The interview will be included in JNTO’s ad contents on The New York Times, “Travelogues from Japan – EXPERIENCES WORTH THE WAIT”. Note: To be eligible, applicants must have visited Japan in the past. 
  • One Winner will receive 130,000 JAL Mileage Bank (JMB) Miles (Equivalent to Two JAL Premium Economy Class Award Tickets to Japan). 
  • 20 Winners will receive a $50 Bokksu Digital Gift Card. Bokksu delivers the best authentic Japanese snacks and candy. You can try their 1-month subscription or purchase any of the delicious snacks from their marketplace.

For full contest details and how to submit photos and videos for consideration visit: www.japan.travel/en/us/picture-your-japan-getaway