Hi, I’m Toshi


Hi, I’m Toshi

I’ve lived in Kyoto for 65 years

I speak English, Japanese

I am Tour Guide


Hi there! I'm Toshi, your friendly local host in Kyoto. My true passion lies in helping people experience the enchanting charm of Kyoto and fall deeply in love with this remarkable city. I take immense joy in guiding visitors around Kyoto, sharing my profound knowledge of the place that I hold dear to my heart. When it comes to Kyoto, I know the Higashiyama, Arashiyama, Kinkaku-ji, Ryouan-ji, and many other neighborhoods like the back of my hand. I have a keen eye for the architectural styles and features of temples and shrines. If you're in the mood to explore Kyoto's culinary delights, I can suggest the best izakayas and charming walk-and-eat spots across a wide area of the city. So, let's embark on a memorable journey together through the captivating streets of Kyoto. I can't wait to show you all the wonders this ancient city has to offer.

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Experiences I love to host