I’ve lived in Kyoto for 18 years
I speak English, Japanese and some Russian, Bulgarian
I am Japanese Landscape Designer
Hello! I'm Sasha, your dedicated host in the heart of Kyoto. With a deep passion rooted in Japanese gardens, I've dedicated my profession to understanding and sharing the intricate beauty these spaces offer. Kyoto's thousand-year history weaves a tale that resonates in every stone pathway, every koi pond, and every meticulously pruned bonsai that adorns the city's gardens. While gardens might be my forte, my love for Kyoto extends to its rich cuisine and authentic beverages. Join me for a cup of Kyoto's finest tea or a glass of locally produced sake as we dive deep into the stories that surround neighborhoods like Gion, Okazaki, Higashiyama, and Arashiyama. Whether you're eager to explore the Imperial Palace and its sprawling gardens or to uncover the layers of Kyoto's culinary wonders, I'm here to guide and entertain. Welcome to Kyoto!