“Omotenashi Kyoto Co., Ltd.” is freshly established this year. We aim to assist foreign visitors in Kyoto so that they can fully enjoy the sights, while also experiencing a touch of traditional Japanese culture.
More than 13 million foreign travelers came to Japan last year. Foreign travelers visiting Japan for sightseeing, business and medical tourism are expected to increase year by year, as the Japanese government focuses on tourism in view of the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
We are proud to know that the world-famous “TRAVEL+LEISURE” magazine elected Kyoto as the world’s best city, but we also know that less than 20% of all who came to Japan actually visit Kyoto.
During my 25-year career in a Japanese subsidiary of a global company, I have seen many business travelers coming to Japan not being able to visit Kyoto during their off-time. That was because they didn’t have the time to collect information about Kyoto, not to mention time to make travel plans.
Recently, information about Kyoto is flooding on the Internet. Some information is genuine, but many are misleading. If you want a satisfying trip to Kyoto, you need to distinguish what is real, and experience them.
This is where we come in. We can arrange anything to meet the various requests of our foreign guests; sightseeing, cultural experience, accommodation, eating, shopping, and anything you can think about. Our wish is that foreign guests become great fans of Japan and build all kinds of genuine relationships with us, which can lead to deeper understanding in all aspects, and resulting in better business, social, or political relationships.
President & CEO
Omotenashi Kyoto Co., Ltd.