Hi, I’m Shin


Hi, I’m Shin

I’ve lived in Kyoto for 7 years

I speak English, Japanese

I am Translator


Hey there, I'm Shin, your friendly local host here in Kyoto! What truly captivates me about Kyoto is feeling the passion of those who've shaped its history. You'll often find me exploring the streets, soaking in the blend of old and new that Kyoto offers. I'm your go-to host for the best eateries and specialty stores, especially in the Sanjyo to Shijyo area, but I know various neighborhoods like the back of my hand. Being an enthusiast of Japanese culture and history, I'm thrilled to share my insights with you. Whether it's unraveling the secrets of a vintage shop, enjoying unique meals, or indulging in local drinks like sake, whisky, and gin, I'll ensure you have an unforgettable experience. So, let's embark on a journey together, discovering the essence of Kyoto one delightful adventure at a time!

My knowledge & interests

Hosts expertise Food Hosts expertise Drinks Hosts expertise Arts Hosts expertise Nature / outdoors Hosts expertise History Hosts expertise Shopping Hosts expertise Photography Hosts expertise Architecture Hosts expertise Culture & customs
Street food Local cuisine Desserts Fine dining Unique & unusual foods Art galleries & museums Wildlife Hikes Political history Economic history Social history Architectural history Religious history Cityscape photography Street photography Portrait photography Modern architecture Classical architecture Wine Whiskey Third wave coffee Gin Local beers Artisanal tea High-end fashion boutiques Department stores Vintage shops Handicrafts & souvenirs Traditional culture Popular culture Religious customs Lifestyle culture Rituals & ceremonial customs Alternative or underground culture Gourmet food Vegetarian food Vegan food Local speciality drinks Traditional drinks Japanese sake Painting Sculpture Art history Second-hand markets Specialty shops Bookstores Video game stores Antique shops Landscape photography Wildlife photography Food photography Fashion photography Night photography Nature photography Ethnic culture Classical music Jazz music Rock music The nice ambient restaurant

Experiences I love to host