Hi, I’m Yuko


Hi, I’m Yuko

I’ve lived in Kyoto for 4 years

I speak English, Japanese and some Mandarin

I am a Ikebana instructor


Hello! I'm Yuko, your Kyoto host. I'm your go-to for a journey filled with the discovery of traditional Japanese sweets and the rich taste of Kyoto's unique veggies, all while enjoying the bloom and fall of seasons in our exquisite gardens. From the bamboo groves of Arashiyama to the contemplative calm of the Philosopher's Path, I know just where to take you for that perfect, peaceful moment. As a lover of ikebana and the tea ceremony, I can introduce you to the artful side of Kyoto, where every flower arrangement tells a story, and each tea session is a journey. Let's explore the best wagashi spots and dine in restaurants that showcase the glory of Kyoto's vegetables. Ready for an adventure where every turn is a surprise? Let's make your Kyoto visit unforgettable, with a dash of creativity and a spoonful of fun!

My knowledge & interests

Hosts expertise Food Hosts expertise Arts Hosts expertise Nature / outdoors Hosts expertise Culture & customs
Street food Local cuisine Desserts Food markets Fine dining Art galleries & museums Parks Gardens Scenic routes Political history Artisanal tea High-end fashion boutiques Department stores Street markets Handicrafts & souvenirs Traditional culture Rituals & ceremonial customs Japanese sake Traditional art Second-hand markets Classical music Jazz music Rock music Electronic music Hip-hop Metal music

Experiences I love to host