Hi, I’m Kumi


Hi, I’m Kumi

I’ve lived in Kyoto for 2 years

I speak English, Mandarin, Japanese

I am a contractor


Konnichiwa! I'm Kumiko, your easygoing companion through the enchanting streets of Kyoto. In this city where ancient whispers meet modern bustle, I find joy in the serene dance of seasons—each turn a new brushstroke on our living canvas. From the serene mountains to the calming sea, I am mesmerized by Kyoto's natural theatrics. I delight in leading friends down the less traveled paths, the backroads where hidden stories and local flavors come alive. Whether we're exploring historic wonders or savoring a meal that spans the spectrum of our culinary heritage, my open-minded zest ensures a journey suited to any palate. With me, Kyoto isn't just a destination; it's an experience tailored with thoughtfulness and a friendly smile. Let’s wander, let’s taste, let’s soak in the cinematic landscapes together. Step by step, bite by bite, I’ll show you my Kyoto—the city of timeless charm.

My knowledge & interests

Street food Local cuisine Desserts Food markets Unique & unusual foods Theater Cinema Art galleries & museums Street art Parks Gardens Scenic routes Social history Street photography Modern architecture Classical architecture Artisanal tea Department stores Vintage shops Street markets Handicrafts & souvenirs Traditional culture Religious customs Lifestyle culture Gourmet food Vegetarian food Painting Second-hand markets Bookstores Music stores Antique shops Food photography Nature photography Classical music Pop music Jazz music Traditional music Country music R&B Indie music Halal Cocktail

Experiences I love to host