Hi, I’m Hiro


Hi, I’m Hiro

I’ve lived in Kyoto for 35 years

I speak English, Japanese and some Spanish

I am Teacher


Hey there, fellow explorers! I'm Hiro, your local host in the enchanting city of Kyoto. What I adore most about Kyoto is the perfect blend of calm serenity and breathtaking beauty that makes this city. The coexistence of tradition and innovation is inspiring and I am here to show you every part of it. I know the neighborhoods of Nakagyo-ku, Shimogyo-ku, Sakyo-ku, Higashiyama-ku, and Ukyo-ku, like the back of my hand. Whether we're hiking up scenic trails, cruising through the streets on mountain bikes, or just strolling through the city, I've got you covered! As your Kyoto guru, I've got the inside scoop on the most beautiful routes to our destinations. Want to escape the crowds and discover hidden gems with stunning views? I know the perfect place! So, let's embark on a Kyoto adventure together. I promise it's going to be a blast!

My knowledge & interests

Hosts graduation Teaching of History and Socialogy Hosts expertise Arts Hosts expertise Nature / outdoors Hosts expertise Shopping Hosts expertise Culture & customs Hosts expertise Music
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 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 Street markets 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 Performance art Traditional art Digital art Folk art Indigenous art Contemporary art Art history Thrift stores Second-hand markets Specialty shops Bookstores Video game stores Music stores Antique shops Landscape photography Wildlife photography Action photography Sports photography Food photography Fashion photography Commercial photography Night photography Nature photography Post-modern architecture Gothic architecture Baroque architecture Pre-Columbian architecture Spanish colonial architecture Ottoman architecture Ethnic culture Classical music Pop music Jazz music Rock music Blues music Traditional music Country music Folk music Electronic music Hip-hop R&B Soul music Funk music Reggae Metal music Indie music Japanese home cooking Shochu Japanese History Flea market Japanese traditional Artisan psychedelic Rock

Experiences I love to host