Hi, I’m Manabu


Hi, I’m Manabu

I’ve lived in Kyoto for 8 years

I speak English, Japanese and some Spanish

I am a Tour guide


I am an experienced tour guide from Kyoto and have done various tours around Japan for a few years now. I am a multicultural person raised in Japan and North America, so I can explain about Japan in detail to visitors. I like both traditional ancient cultures and modern popular cultures, so I can adjust content to suit everyone's interests, from youth to seniors. I always want to make sure everyone is having both an educational experience and a fun interesting experience, and making good memories.

My knowledge & interests

Hosts graduation Anthropology and Multicultural Studies Hosts expertise Food Hosts expertise Nature / outdoors Hosts expertise History Hosts expertise Architecture Hosts expertise Culture
Street food Local specialities Desserts Food markets Michelin starred Unique/unusual Music Theater Film Galleries Street art Parks Gardens Scenic routes Wildlife Hikes Political Economic Social Buildings Religious Cityscapes Street photography Of me! Instagrammable Modern Classical Wine Coffee Beer Tea Everyday Vintage Markets Souvenirs Traditional Popular Religion Lifestyle Rituals & Ceremonial Alternative / Underground Vegan, vegetarian Street culture, dance culture Ancient pilgrimages, UNESCO world heritage sites philosophy and cultural theories Japanese architecture Pilgrims, Buddhist monks and practices

Experiences I love to host