Hi, I’m Anand


Hi, I’m Anand

I’ve lived in Kyoto for 22 years

I speak English, Japanese

I am a hotel worker


Hello! My name is Anand, and I'm your local host in the beautiful city of Kyoto. Born and raised here, I have a deep connection with this city's unique blend of modern vibrancy and tranquil tradition. My love for photography drives me to explore Kyoto's stunning temples and shrines, always in search of that perfect shot. As a food enthusiast, I relish the opportunity to try new restaurants and share Kyoto's culinary delights with others. I know the Gion, Higashiyama, and Kawaramachi neighborhoods like the back of my hand, making me your go-to expert for a memorable walking tour. My experience working in a luxury hotel in Kyoto has enriched my knowledge of local restaurants, historical buildings, and hidden gems in the city. Whether you're looking to uncover Kyoto's best-kept secrets or simply soak in its rich culture, I'm here to guide you through an unforgettable experience in this city that I proudly call home. Let's discover Kyoto together!

My knowledge & interests

Hosts graduation Faculty of Foreign Studies, English Department, English Major
Street food Local cuisine Fine dining Art galleries & museums Parks Gardens Scenic routes Social history Portrait photography High-end fashion boutiques Department stores Handicrafts & souvenirs Traditional culture Popular culture Lifestyle culture Rituals & ceremonial customs Gourmet food Bookstores Antique shops Landscape photography Fashion photography

Experiences I love to host