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Bar lovers, Budget travellers, Disabled travellers, First time visitors, Foodies, Halal food, High-end travellers, Hip / Trendy scene, LGBT scene, New residents, Off the beaten-path, Partying & clubbing, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Travellers with babies, Travellers with kids, Travellers with teenagers, Vegans, Vegetarians
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Hello travellers:)! Are you ready to be a discoverer? . I am Machi, a 24 y.o. discoverer&local host specializing in local cafes. My favorite part of this beautiful city KYOTO is that you can easily find lovely cafes while walking, even in residential areas. Despite that Kyoto is well-known for its history and traditional buildings, very typical "Japanese" styles, it's one of the hot spots for cafes ranging from modern/fashionable cafes to greatly renovated and old-fashioned cafes in Japan. Have you ever imagined this?;) It's amazing! Let me say this just in case, I am not a "coffee lover" but a "cafe lover" , which means my selections of cafes are mainly based on atmospheres, not taste of coffee. I like discovering new cozy cafes in Kyoto. Still, tasty food and drinks are important:) Also I work at a Japanese green tea cafe. Now I am aiming to be a matcha/green tea instructor. So if you are interested in Japanese green tea, I can give you special matcha making experience or Japanese tea ceremony experience. I can offer you: ◎Japanese green tea experience (3hrs-): including matcha making experience or tea ceremony experience, going to green tea sweets cafes ◎'Be a local cafe discoverer' experience (3hrs-):including my favorite cafes and walking around to discover your favorite cafe in Kyoto. Basically cafe, cafe, cafe, but if you wish, we can drop by some shrines or temples. (But please do not expect any history-related knowledge...I'm suck at it:'-))) ) Get hungry and come visit me!;) https://kyotolocalcafe.blogspot.jp
Machi Is Great For
I am a fun and friendly student in my final year at university. I have lived on and off in Kyoto for well over 20 years. Over the past few years I have discovered many hidden treasures in Kyoto which I can't wait to share with you!
Nazuki Is Great For
Bar lovers, Budget travellers, First time visitors, Foodies, High-end travellers, Hip / Trendy scene, New residents, Off the beaten-path, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Travellers with kids, Travellers with teenagers
I want you to love this city! I would be happy to take you in my favorite places, show you around and talk with you about Japan and its culture... love and hate for me! (But as I am still here, more love!)
Guendalina Is Great For
First time visitors, New residents, Bar lovers, Solo travellers
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