World Tourism Day is celebrated in commemoration of the adoption of the WTO Charter, an important milestone in tourism worldwide. Under this charter, tourism is promoted all around the world. 90% of MIMARU's guests come from overseas, and our Japan-loving staff has gathered from 25 countries and regions around the world to welcome them to MIMARU.
This fall, MIMARU invited its guests to participate together in the Akasaka Hikawa Festival in Tokyo. We prepared a Japanese parade float which many guests helped the staff to pull. It was a unique experience and offered a deeper connection to the local communities around the hotel. In Osaka, MIMARU also introduced the Osaka-made souvenirs called Osaka no eemon to guests along with the creators’ thoughts behind their making. MIMARU Kyoto offered recommendations on shrines and temples, how to get their seals, their symbolic meanings, and, of course, the easiest way to reach these popular sightseeing spots from the hotel.
MIMARU will continue to contribute to the development of world tourism and mutual cultural exchange and understanding through such activities that tie into the connections with guests and local communities.
■ Connections with Guests and Local Communities: Activities at MIMARU Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto
Tokyo: International guests wear happi coats and join residents in pulling parade floats at the Akasaka Hikawa Festival
This year's festival was held at Hikawa Shrine for three days from September 15 to 17. The festival attracts about 20,000 people to Akasaka every year. Guests staying at MIMARU Tokyo Akasaka were invited to participate in the float parade with residents.
MIMARU Tokyo Akasaka: https://mimaruhotels.com/hotel/akasaka/