Hi, I’m Nori


Hi, I’m Nori

I’ve lived in Kyoto for 9 years

I speak English, Japanese

I am Music instructor


Hey there! I'm Nori, your friendly local host in Kyoto. I take great pride in showing visitors the wonders of this beautiful city. What I love most about Kyoto is its vibrant music scene and the cultural atmosphere. Whenever I need to feel calm and change my mood, I find peace in the serene temples and shrines, where sometimes I'm lucky to catch a concert. One of my favorite things to do in Kyoto is hanging out with my musician friends, and exploring hidden gems like local restaurants and live music clubs. But nothing beats immersing myself in the city's many cultural gardens and listening to the soothing sounds of nature. I have extensive knowledge of neighborhoods like Shijo, Sanjyo, Gion, Karasumaoike, and Arashiyama. Count on me to introduce you to local theaters, galleries, and the best spots for drinks. Let's make your Kyoto adventure unforgettable! See you soon!

My knowledge & interests

Hosts graduation faculty of education Hosts expertise Drinks Hosts expertise Music
Street food Local cuisine Fine dining Unique & unusual foods Theater Cinema Art galleries & museums Parks Gardens Scenic routes Wildlife Political history Social history Architectural history Cityscape photography Street photography Portrait photography Modern architecture Classical architecture Whiskey Third wave coffee Gin Local beers Artisanal tea High-end fashion boutiques Department stores Vintage shops Street markets Traditional culture Popular culture Local speciality drinks Traditional drinks Japanese sake Painting Performance art Traditional art Digital art Contemporary art Bookstores Video game stores Music stores Antique shops Landscape photography Post-modern architecture Classical music Pop music Jazz music Rock music Blues music Traditional music Country music Folk music Electronic music Hip-hop R&B Soul music Funk music

Experiences I love to host