Hi, I’m Hiro


Hi, I’m Hiro

I’ve lived in Kyoto for 40 years

I speak English, Japanese and some Spanish, Hebrew

I am Business Development Manager


Hey there, fellow adventurers! I'm Hiro, your friendly local host here in enchanting Kyoto. This city flawlessly blends modern flair with time-honored traditions. Between the bustling tourist scene, I've discovered tranquil gems where you can truly feel at ease. Picture this: strolling up to Kiyomizu Temple, savoring delectable street bites, and basking in the aroma of freshly brewed green tea. Navigating from Kyoto Station to the charming Gojo neighborhoods is my playground. Two of my other favorite escapes include the serenity of the Yasaka Shrine and the awe of Kiyomizu Temple. I'm your go-to Kyoto guru for seamless public transport journeys. Seeking the best sightseeing spots, culinary delights, kimono rentals, or retail therapy? Just ask – I've got you covered! Let's create unforgettable memories together in this captivating city.

My knowledge & interests

Local cuisine Desserts Unique & unusual foods Parks Gardens Scenic routes Cityscape photography Street photography Modern architecture Wine Whiskey Third wave coffee Gin Local beers Artisanal tea Street markets Popular culture Lifestyle culture Vegetarian food Vegan food Local speciality drinks Traditional drinks Japanese sake Traditional art Landscape photography Food photography Nature photography Classical music Pop music Jazz music Rock music Traditional music Country music

Experiences I love to host