Hi, I’m Toshiko


Hi, I’m Toshiko

I’ve lived in Kobe for 36 years

I speak English, Japanese

I am an International Student Consultant


Hello there! I'm Toshiko, your friendly host to the charming city of Kobe. Nestled between majestic mountains and the serene ocean, Kobe's stunning scenery and cozy downtown have captured my heart. For me, the city's night view is simply magical, a twinkling tapestry that words can hardly describe. As a lover of nature, I find joy in the seasonal beauty of cherry blossoms and autumn leaves. Kobe's friendly atmosphere and polite people make exploring local cuisines and bar-hopping an adventure in itself. My passion extends to sharing the rich history and taste of Japanese sake, with Nada District's renowned breweries as a personal highlight. I pride myself on knowing Kobe's hotspots - from bustling local bars and restaurants to quaint izakayas, and the hidden gems that make for a great time. My expertise also includes guiding you through authentic and historical sake museums and breweries. Join me, and let's experience the warmth and charm of Kobe together!

My knowledge & interests

Hosts expertise Food Hosts expertise Drinks Hosts expertise Shopping
Street food Local cuisine Desserts Food markets Fine dining Unique & unusual foods Theater Cinema Art galleries & museums Street art Parks Gardens Scenic routes Wildlife Hikes Political history Economic history Cityscape photography Street photography Portrait photography Modern architecture Classical architecture Wine Whiskey Third wave coffee Local beers Artisanal tea High-end fashion boutiques Department stores Vintage shops Street markets Traditional culture Popular culture Alternative or underground culture Gourmet food Vegetarian food Vegan food Traditional drinks Japanese sake Bookstores Music stores Antique shops Landscape photography Wildlife photography Food photography Night photography Electronic music

Experiences I love to host