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Kyoto Announces Winter Special 2009 Special Activities for International Travelers

Kyoto Announces Winter Special 2009sSpecial Activities for International Travelers

New York, September 15 – Following the significant success and attention from international travelers to it’s first campaign, the city of Kyoto has announced a new winter campaign called the Kyoto Winter Special 2009.  Beginning December 1, 2008 to March 31, 2009, the Winter Special features special events, exhibitions, time-limited offers with many more options.  The campaign will run during winter months, offering opportunities to experience Kyoto in the quieter season of the ancient city.

The campaign features hands-on cultural activities, special Japanese culinary offers, time limited admission to historic facilities normally closed for public viewing, as well as events showcasing the unique beauty of the famous city.

Hanatoro is one of the events taking place in several locations of Kyoto during December 12-21 and March 13-22. Visitors will witness decorated traditional lanterns highlighting paths for over three miles. The famous historic landmarks will be illuminated with mystical lights to create a unique fantasy world.  For details, visit

For all the offers, events and other information about Kyoto Winter Special 2009, see

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Nori Akashi, Public Relations Manager
Japan National Tourist Organization
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Tel: 212-757-5641, Ex.19
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