Hi, I’m Raphael


Hi, I’m Raphael

I’ve lived in Kyoto for 2 years

I speak English, Portuguese and some Japanese, German

I am a Tour Guide


Hi there! I'm Raphael, your friendly local host in the beautiful city of Kyoto. One of the things I love most about Kyoto is the unique blend of nature and traditional cityscapes—it creates the most wonderful sights. The abundance of traditional culture here is truly unmatched and makes every day an adventure. I'm passionate about exploring Kyoto, whether it's visiting the serene shrines and temples, hiking through picturesque trails, or taking leisurely bike rides through charming neighborhoods. I pride myself on knowing Kyoto inside and out, especially the hidden gems scattered throughout the city. I can take you to the best spots at the perfect times for breathtaking views. I’m here to make your experience unforgettable. Let’s explore Kyoto together and uncover its many wonders! I can't wait to show you around.

My knowledge & interests

Hosts graduation Mechanical and Electrical Systems Engineering Hosts expertise Arts Hosts expertise Nature / outdoors Hosts expertise History Hosts expertise Architecture
Street food Local cuisine Desserts Food markets Theater Art galleries & museums Street art Parks Gardens Scenic routes Hikes Political history Social history Religious history Cityscape photography Street photography Classical architecture Whiskey Third wave coffee Local beers Artisanal tea Department stores Vintage shops Street markets Handicrafts & souvenirs Traditional culture Religious customs Lifestyle culture Rituals & ceremonial customs Local speciality drinks Japanese sake Traditional art Video game stores Antique shops Food photography Fashion photography Night photography Nature photography Pop music

Experiences I love to host