Hi, I’m Austen


Hi, I’m Austen

I’ve lived in Kyoto for 3 years

I speak English, Japanese, Burmese and some Spanish

I am Student


Hey there! I'm Austen, your local host in Kyoto. This city is a beautiful blend of modernity and history, allowing you to seamlessly experience different lifestyles. I absolutely love exploring Kyoto on my bicycle, uncovering hidden gems along the way. My friends and I often go on "temple hunting" adventures, relishing the serene atmosphere and fascinating histories of the shrines, especially at night. Between Ichijoji and Tofukuji, Imadegawa, Nijo, and Downtown neighborhoods, I know Kyoto like the back of my hand. From popular spots to hidden treasures, my deep appreciation for the city ensures you get a unique and authentic experience. Join me in Kyoto, and let's create wonderful memories together as we immerse ourselves in the city's rich culture and soothing ambiance. I can't wait to meet you!

My knowledge & interests

Hosts graduation Department of Informatics, Computer Science course Hosts expertise Food Hosts expertise Nature / outdoors Hosts expertise Culture & customs
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 Social history Architectural history Religious history Cityscape photography Street photography Portrait photography Modern architecture Classical architecture Wine Third wave coffee Artisanal tea High-end fashion boutiques Department stores Street markets Handicrafts & souvenirs Traditional culture Popular culture Religious customs Rituals & ceremonial customs Local speciality drinks Traditional drinks Japanese sake Performance art Traditional art Thrift stores Second-hand markets Video game stores Landscape photography Wildlife photography Food photography Fashion photography Night photography Nature photography Post-modern architecture Classical music Pop music Jazz music Rock music Traditional music Country music Electronic music Hip-hop Soul music Metal music

Experiences I love to host