I’ve lived in Kyoto for 23 years
I speak English, Japanese
I am a designer of Kimono
Hi there, I'm Hanako, your friendly local host in Kyoto! My curiosity drives me to constantly explore and learn more about this incredible city. What I love most about Kyoto is that it embodies Japanese culture in its truest form. It's a city that effortlessly embraces tradition while embracing new experiences. Exploring the city by bike is my passion, as it allows me to discover new cafes, restaurants, and shops that Kyoto is so great at bringing in. I also find peace in nature, whether it's wandering through temple gardens or hiking in the mountains. Being a resident of Kyoto, I know the city like the back of my hand. Let me be your guide to the wonders of Kyoto, sharing its rich history, vibrant culture, and mouthwatering culinary scene. Looking forward to meeting you!