Hi, I’m Arina


Hi, I’m Arina

I’ve lived in Kyoto for 13 years

I speak English, Russian and some Japanese

I am Tour Guide


Hey there, I'm Arina, your local host in enchanting Kyoto! One of the things that lights up my soul is how Kyoto effortlessly blends its history and culture into the modern world. As I stroll through neighborhoods like Higashiyama, Gion, and Fushimi, I'm in awe of how every corner holds a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. And let's not forget the elegance of wearing a kimono and wandering through serene gardens. I'm your go-to for insights into Kyoto's geisha culture and tea ceremonies. And when it comes to local festivals, I've got you covered. So, if you're ready to experience Kyoto through the eyes of someone who's captivated by its traditional heart its innovative spirit, I'm here to share the magic with you. Let's explore, learn, and be amazed together in this city that holds endless wonders.

My knowledge & interests

Hosts graduation M.Sc. in Iternational Relations and Economics Hosts expertise Food Hosts expertise Nature / outdoors Hosts expertise History Hosts expertise Shopping Hosts expertise Culture & customs
Street food Local cuisine Desserts Food markets Fine dining Unique & unusual foods Theater Art galleries & museums Parks Gardens Scenic routes Wildlife Social history Architectural history Religious history Modern architecture Classical architecture Local beers Artisanal tea High-end fashion boutiques Department stores Street markets Handicrafts & souvenirs Traditional culture Religious customs Lifestyle culture Rituals & ceremonial customs Gourmet food Local speciality drinks Traditional drinks Japanese sake Traditional art Folk art Specialty shops Bookstores Antique shops Landscape photography Wildlife photography Food photography Nature photography Ethnic culture Classical music Traditional music

Experiences I love to host