The City of Kyoto and Kyoto Convention Bureau announce enhancements to their on-the-ground support to overseas media.
Key enhancements for qualified media include:
Individual personalized itinerary consultation – where to shoot, what to experience, whom to interview
Arranging appointments at venues and with interviewees that normally shy away from public attention
Accommodation reservation – liaison with hotels and Ryokan to secure reduced and complimentary rates
Limited Financial support
Other practical support – interpreter, guide, transportation within Japan, and like
Assistance does NOT include meals or international airfare.
Interested media should submit: The concept of their article or video shoot, the profile of their media, the advertising rate, the length of coverage and timeliness of appearance.
Mr. Yoshikazu Kuki, Director, Kyoto City Tourism & MICE Office welcomes the enhancements:
“We are honored to welcome qualified representatives from global media organizations to our marvelous city. We rely heavily on media partners to unveil Kyoto City’s charms to their audience and turn interest into actual visitors.” This enhanced support means that the world’s media can now experience more of these charms and more deeply. Continues Kuki-san, “We hope that the international media will value interviewing monks and artists in normally closed temples and secluded private gardens, and that this will bring further inspiration and a unique angle for feature articles.”
About Kyoto City
Kyoto is the ancient imperial capital of Japan, and is recognized worldwide as the country’s historical, cultural and spiritual heart. Over 2,000 temples and shrines and numerous other architectural masterpieces – including fourteen UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites are legacies of the myriad Japanese traditions that were born here. For more than a millennium, Kyoto has been the destination of choice for those seeking the epitome of Japanese luxury and culture. The city’s by-invitation-only restaurants, appointment-required galleries, application-processed palaces and gardens, private temples, and behind-the-scenes meeting places continue to be the preference of the elite nationwide and worldwide.