Hi, I’m Tala


Hi, I’m Tala

I’ve lived in Kyoto for 4 years

I speak English, Japanese

I am a Freelance Photographer/ tour guide


I'm Tala from Iran and I've been living as a student in Kyoto for 5 years. I am a freelance photographer that specializes in portraits. The biggest reason to choose Kyoto among other cities was simple, the deep cultural and historical ties between modern and ancient Kyoto. My favorite thing to do is to take photos of beautiful kimonos while walking around the Kiyomizu district and enjoying seasonal sweets such as Yatsu-Hashi and ending it with a sunset over the Yasaka Pagoda. My luckiest moment has been when I could catch a glimpse of a maiko crossing the street! "I've been exploring Kyoto for photographic and historic spots. Let me share my favorite spots with you, see you soon!

My knowledge & interests

Hosts graduation Master's degree in Applied life scineces Hosts expertise History Hosts expertise Photography Hosts expertise Culture
Street food Local specialities Desserts Food markets Theater Street art Gardens Political Social Buildings Religious Cityscapes Street photography Of me! Instagrammable Modern Classical Coffee Tea High fashion Everyday Markets Souvenirs Traditional Popular Religion Lifestyle Rituals & Ceremonial Kimono

Experiences I love to host