The GGN likes to Welcome Kyoto Greeters.
In March this year a group of enthusiastic friends decided to start Kyoto Greeters. As one of them said: "The image of Japan in the minds of visitors could be far from reality. People still seem to think Kyoto is the city where samurais and Ninjas are hiding in the shadows. And even though this is not the truth, some parts of this image still remain in our completely modernised life. We very much appreciate our history and culture and like to share our stories with our guests."
There are so many different concepts coexisting in Japan; for example “modernity and history”, “Japanese and Chinese” or “nature and human”. This situation stems from the Japanese history where the island of Japan is geographically isolated whilst trying to learn from other countries. The history gives Japan a uniqueness and harmony. Kyoto Greeters is very much willing to share these concepts in an unique way. For example, by pointing out a modern tea-house, tell you about the way locals experience the royal family and what it is like to live on an island.
All Greeters agree Kyoto is a wonderful city to experience Japanese culture and are willing to help you discover the uniqueness of the city. Kyoto Greeters are really looking forward to meeting you in Kyoto!