Kyoto with Kids (Taoyaka Co. representative: Miho Akasaka), a venture started by Kyoto moms, won the Governor’s Award for the Childcare Related Business section of the 8th Annual Kyoto Women’s Entrepreneur Awards.
Kyoto with Kids was started by local moms who wanted families from abroad visiting Kyoto, a city crowded with many tourists, with their kids to make memories which would last a lifetime.
Guided by the staff of mostly local moms, the tours take families to places not necessarily found in guide books, but rather places where kids can relax and enjoy themselves. The guides are also able to bring their own children on the tours they lead as the company has the goal of giving moms currently raising kids more places where they can play an active role.
From this spring they are expanding their lineup, more than just sightseeing, they will offer families visiting from all over the world the opportunity to interact with the local community. They hope to continue to be a bridge between the local community and families traveling with their children from overseas in order to make a better future for the children.
About the 8th Annual Kyoto Women’s Entrepreneur Awards, check here.
8th Annual Kyoto Women’s Entrepreneur Awards (Official site of Kyoto Prefecture) *Only in Japanese*