Hi, I’m Rika


Hi, I’m Rika

I’ve lived in Kyoto for 50 years

I speak English and some Spanish

I am Tour Guide


Hi there! I'm Rika, your friendly local host in Kyoto. What I adore most about Kyoto is its Kimono industry and the delightful local cuisine. It's a place where tradition meets innovation, and I'm here to guide you through it. My passion lies in walking the historical districts and scenic areas, where we can unravel Kyoto's rich history and hidden gems together. Whether it's a serene temple to sip tea or by the riverside, I'll ensure your visit is a tranquil experience. But don't stop at Kyoto! I know the neighboring areas like Nara, Shiga, and Osaka like the back of my hand. From narrow streets to local cuisine, history to secret spots, I'm your go-to Kyoto guru. Trust me to make your visit unforgettable. Let's explore and savor the beauty of Kyoto together!

My knowledge & interests

Hosts graduation English
Local cuisine Cinema Gardens Scenic routes Hikes Social history Religious history Cityscape photography Classical architecture Third wave coffee Artisanal tea Handicrafts & souvenirs Traditional culture Popular culture Lifestyle culture Rituals & ceremonial customs Japanese sake Specialty shops Landscape photography Food photography Nature photography Pop music

Experiences I love to host