Hi, I’m Laura


Hi, I’m Laura

I’ve lived in Kyoto for 3 years

I speak English, Japanese, Italian

I am Translator (mobile game LQA team)


Hey there, my name is Laura, I am a transplant who fell in love with everything about Kyoto. I love how you can be transported from the bustling of the city to the peace and serenity of a temple. I also love the mix of modern advances and traditional practices. My favorite pastime includes searching for hidden gems at clothing markets and if the weather allows chilling on the Kamo River with family and friends. I know my way around Downtown Kyoto( Nakagyo) and Higashiyama very well. If you are looking for some great shopping, karaoke, and cafe spots then downtown Kyoto is the place to be. If you want to explore the tourist hot spots and enjoy some hidden treasures along the way then I am the person for you.

My knowledge & interests

Street food Local cuisine Desserts Cinema Parks Gardens Political history Social history Third wave coffee Department stores Street markets Handicrafts & souvenirs Traditional culture Popular culture Lifestyle culture Thrift stores Second-hand markets Specialty shops Video game stores Landscape photography Nature photography Pop music Rock music Folk music

Experiences I love to host