Hi, I’m Yuta


Hi, I’m Yuta

I’ve lived in Kyoto for 2 years

I speak Japanese, German and some English

I am a freelancer


Hello there! I'm Yuta, your go-to guide and local host in the enchanting city of Kyoto. I have a deep-rooted love for this historic city, especially its picturesque old city scenery found in quaint alleys and the rich mix of food and drink culture. My perfect day? That's easy! I adore wandering into cozy izakayas, those charming local restaurants where I can savor a delightful meal and enjoy a drink or two. And, of course, no day is complete without a visit to one of our majestic temples, where the echoes of history resonate through their ancient walls. As for my expertise, I pride myself on knowing Kyoto inside out. From Shijo to Gion, Kiyamachi to Pontocho, Fushimi to the bustling Kyoto station area, I'm your man! So, are you ready to explore Kyoto with a local who can turn every stone into a story? Let's make your trip unforgettable!

My knowledge & interests

Hosts graduation German studies Hosts expertise Culture & customs
Street food Local cuisine Desserts Food markets Fine dining Unique & unusual foods Parks Gardens Political history Economic history Social history Architectural history Religious history Cityscape photography Street photography Third wave coffee Local beers Artisanal tea Department stores Street markets Handicrafts & souvenirs Traditional culture Popular culture Religious customs Lifestyle culture Rituals & ceremonial customs Gourmet food Vegetarian food Vegan food Local speciality drinks Traditional drinks Japanese sake Thrift stores Second-hand markets Specialty shops Bookstores Video game stores Music stores Antique shops Landscape photography Sports photography Food photography Commercial photography Night photography Ethnic culture Pop music Rock music

Experiences I love to host