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Kyoto City’s Captivating Promotional Video Series Where Every Corner Sparks DiscoveryKyoto City and the Kyoto City Tourism Association collaborated on the release of a captivating new promotional video series, “Where Every Corner Sparks Discovery,” aimed at showcasing the diverse and enchanting charms of Kyoto to international audiences.

In response to the growing interest in Kyoto’s evolving tourism landscape, the promotional videos offer a fresh perspective on the ancient capital, going beyond traditional attractions to highlight the city’s vibrant culture, sustainable tourism initiatives, and hidden gems.

The main video, spanning six minutes, follows the unique journey of two travellers, Mac and Karen, as they explore the wonders of Kyoto. Set against the backdrop of Kyoto’s historic streets and breathtaking landmarks, the narrative unfolds as Mac, a seasoned resident of Japan, introduces Karen, his best friend’s daughter, to the beauty and allure of Kyoto.

Their adventure begins at Kyoto Station, where Mac checks his luggage, only for Karen to lose her way to their meeting point at the Kyoto Tourist Information Centre. Undeterred, Karen embarks on her own spontaneous journey, guided by instinct and chance encounters, while Mac follows the planned itinerary, visiting iconic sites like Fushimi Inari Shrine.

As the day unfolds, the paths of Mac and Karen intermittently cross, each experiencing Kyoto’s treasures from their unique perspectives. From the serene morning light at a tranquil temple to the bustling energy of a local bar, the video captures the essence of Kyoto’s timeless charm and vibrant spirit.

Accompanying the main video are a series of short-form videos, each lasting 30 seconds, offering brief glimpses into the captivating experiences awaiting visitors in Kyoto. Whether savouring a traditional Kyoto kaiseki meal or strolling through the enchanting atmosphere of Higashiyama at night, these videos serve as enticing invitations to explore the wonders of Kyoto.

All videos in the series are available for download via the Kyoto City Tourism application, providing convenient access for users to share the magic of Kyoto across various platforms, including social media, websites, and international business meetings.  Application LINK

“Kyoto is a unique place in the world, both at and beyond the well-known iconic sites there is so much more for visitors to discover.” said Alison Roberts-Brown, Australia Representative for Kyoto City Tourism Association. “These videos reveal some of Kyoto oldest and newest highlights and will inspire travellers to experience and discover their own very own Kyoto”.

To view the promotional videos and start planning your journey to Kyoto, please visit [LINK].

  • Main video https://youtu.be/FLsncmk6YNQ

Thematic Video: The Journey of Planning, The Journey of Chance

  • “The Journey of Planning” https://youtu.be/9-l46E7KqGQ
  • “A Journey of Chance” https://youtu.be/Nl6HKHiyY-U

Short Videos (Thematic Digest)

  1. “Classic Kyoto” https://youtu.be/vWu_BID3uG4
  2. “New Kyoto” https://youtu.be/c9IIJZyKp24
  3. “Kyoto Tourism Ethics” https://youtu.be/7SOxKS2WgM8
  4. “Morning and Night Sightseeing” https://youtu.be/RcWdQzQS-ps
  5. “Traditional Industries” https://youtu.be/cN00UW8cWYc
  6. “Traditional Culture” https://youtu.be/h4JcU8HCX1Y
  7. “Kyoto and its Surrounding Areas” https://youtu.be/uJwMCfEVXU0
  8. “Accommodation and meals” https://youtu.be/fbceBPD81Vw
  9. “Trailer” https://youtu.be/jCJm4C1HTkw
  10. “Highlights without models” https://youtu.be/JKtJWCPJPyQ

Kyoto, this place will enrich your life.

Filming locations and credits:
Urasenke Foundation
Non-Verbal Theatre “GEAR”
Kyoto City University of Arts
Kyoto Station Building Development Co.,Ltd.
Kyoto Tourist Information Center(Kyo Navi)
Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design
Crosta Kyoto
Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum
The Gion Matsuri Yama-Hoko Rengokai Foundation
Tasuku Coffee
TOKINOHA Ceramic Studio
Nunuka life
「Invitation to the Noh」
Organized by Nohgakusha Co.,Ltd.
actor : Haruhisa Kawamura (Tomoe)
actor : Masaru Hara (Priest)
nohkan flute : Yasuyoshi Morita
kotsuzumi drum : Kodo Sowa
otsuzumi drum : Masatoshi Taniguchi
stage assistant : Hirohisa Inoue
stage assistant : Koji Hashimoto
chorus : Harumichi Kawamura
chorus : Shigeki Miyamoto
chorus : Kazutaka Kawamura
chorus : Kazuaki Kawamura
ba hütte.
Fushimi Inari Taisha
Fushimi Jyukkokubune : NPO Fushimi Tourism Association
Kyoto Heian Antique Market
moksa Rebirth Hotel
la bûche
Presented by City of Kyoto
Kyoto City Tourism Association
Executive Producer STUDIO MONAKA
Story by Takuro Ozawa
Director Yoshinori Yamazaki
Cinematographer Daichi Sato
Location Coordinator Mikako Sawada
Music by Hiraku Yamamoto