"kyoto Winter Special 2009" -- A Campaign To Welcome Foreign Tourists In Winter

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"Kyoto Winter Special 2009" -- a Campaign to Welcome Foreign Tourists in Winter


KYOTO, Dec. 5/ Kyodo JBN-AsiaNet/--

The City of Kyoto launched a campaign Dec. 1 to attract foreign tourists during the winter months when the

city is less congested, allowing visitors to enjoy a tour of the ancient Japanese capital at a leisurely pace. The

"Kyoto Winter Special 2009" drive follows the city's first program of the kind last year. This year’s campaign

features additional content, including opportunities for hands-on experience in local culture, plus an official

website (http://www.KyotoWinterSpecial.com) offering various information in four foreign languages -- English,

French, Korean and Chinese.

<Outline of the campaign>

DURATION: From December 1, 2008, to March 31, 2009

FEATURES (supply of the following information):

-Attractive winter events in Kyoto, including the "Hanatoro" street decoration 

with lanterns

-Hands-on cultural experience such as Zen meditation, an overnight stay at  Buddhist temples, and kimono-

wearing and flower arrangement classes

-Recommended winter menus at Japanese restaurants

-Special services such as a free-of-charge fourth night of stay at inns and  hotels, and the upgrade of inn/hotel


Source: Kyoto City


Hiroaki Kakinuma, Keiji Maki

Tourism Promotion Section, Industry & Tourism Bureau

Kyoto City

TEL: +81-75-222-4133

Email: kyototourismcouncil@yahoo.co.jp



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