Hi, I’m Sam


Hi, I’m Sam

I’ve lived in Kyoto for 3 years

I speak English, Mandarin, Japanese

I am a student


Hey, I'm Sam, your friendly guide to Kyoto! Nestled in this serene city, I cherish its tranquility, a perfect escape from the rapid pace of the world. Kyoto's traditional culture is a gem preserved with love. Ramen? Oh, I've unraveled the city's noodle mysteries! From hidden gems to popular joints, I know where the real Kyoto flavor resides. As a Kyoto University student, I've explored every nook, from the academic vibe near the campus to the lively Shijo/Sanjyo nightlife and the ramen haven of Ichijyoji. Looking for a night out? I've scoped out bars with genuine Kyoto vibes, telling tales of the city's history and modern spirit. Whether it's food, nature, or culture, I've got you covered. Let's make your Kyoto visit unforgettable—exploring together is the best way to experience this incredible city!

My knowledge & interests

Hosts graduation Life Science Hosts expertise Food Hosts expertise Nature / outdoors
Street food Local cuisine Food markets Unique & unusual foods Theater Cinema Art galleries & museums Parks Scenic routes Wildlife Hikes Economic history Social history Cityscape photography Modern architecture Classical architecture Local beers Department stores Vintage shops Street markets Traditional culture Popular culture Rituals & ceremonial customs Local speciality drinks Traditional drinks Thrift stores Video game stores Music stores Landscape photography Sports photography Nature photography Post-modern architecture Pop music Rock music Country music Hip-hop Metal music Indie music

Experiences I love to host