Hi, I’m Reiko


Hi, I’m Reiko

I’ve lived in Kyoto for 9 years

I speak English, Japanese

I am a Dance Instructor


Hi there! I'm Reiko, your go-to host for Kyoto, where tradition meets tranquility amidst stunning gardens and ancient temples. My passion? Immersing myself and others in the rich tapestry of Japanese culture, from the delicate art of Kabuki Dance to the serene beauty of our historical architecture. As a professional traditional dancer, I've had the joy of sharing the elegance of Japanese arts, the exquisite tastes of our local cuisine, and the soothing warmth of hot springs with people from all over the world. Kyoto isn't just a city to me; it's a living museum of festivals, theater, temples, shrines, and an ever-unfolding story of beauty and heritage. Whether you're eager to explore hidden culinary gems or to experience the soul of Japanese traditions, I'm here to make your Kyoto journey unforgettable with laughter, learning, and lots of fun. Let's discover the heart of Kyoto together!

My knowledge & interests

Hosts expertise Culture & customs
Local cuisine Food markets Theater Gardens Scenic routes Political history Economic history Social history Cityscape photography Street photography Portrait photography Classical architecture Artisanal tea Department stores Street markets Handicrafts & souvenirs Traditional culture Lifestyle culture Rituals & ceremonial customs Local speciality drinks Traditional drinks Japanese sake Performance art Traditional art Indigenous art Art history Second-hand markets Antique shops Action photography Nature photography Classical music Traditional music Temples & Shrines

Experiences I love to host