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Coffee hopping in Kyoto w/ photographer

Kyoto, Japan

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Experience hosted by Matt

3 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

See Kyoto craft coffee through the eyes of a photographer!

Many people say that good coffee is hard to find in Japan, but I'm here to prove them wrong! If you know where to look (and I’ve spent a lot of time looking!), there are so many cool spots to be found in Kyoto!

We will explore some of my favorite coffee shops in Kyoto (and possibly stop for a treat or two along the way). I’ll introduce you to some of the friends that I’ve made during my time here in Japan, including some locals and coffee shop owners.

Depending on your caffeine tolerance, we can visit up to three coffee shops as we explore Kyoto together. Let me know your favorite kinds of coffees and tastes, and I can take you to the shops that I think best match them! I’ll bring my camera with me as well, to capture our coffee drinking, Kyoto exploring adventures together. I’ll send you guys home with an awesome collection of photos that you can use to brag to your friends about your time in Japan as well as to prove to them that good coffee exists in Japan!

** I also run a coffee tour in Osaka! [https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1639458]

For both tours, if you cannot find an available date, please contact me! I may be able to open up a time for you!
See Kyoto craft coffee through the eyes of a photographer!

Many people say that good coffee is hard to find in Japan, but I'm here to prove them wrong! If you know where to look (and I’ve spent a lot of time looking!), there are so many cool spots to be found in Kyoto!

We will explore some of my favorite coffee shops in Kyoto (and possibly stop for a treat or two along the way). I’ll introduce you to some of the friends tha…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Up to three (3) craft coffee drinks!
  • Equipment
    A collection of edited photos from our time together!

    As a profe...
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Mon, Mar 8
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Tue, Mar 9
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Fri, Mar 12
$59 per person
$59 per person

Meet your host, Matt

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 11 Reviews
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As an international barista for over 5 years, I’ve had the opportunity to work in and manage coffee shops in my hometown of San Francisco, California as well as in Brisbane, Australia! My love of coffee has made me appreciate all the unique international coffee cultures, and I’ve also been fortunate enough to have traveled around the world and experienced it for myself!

Coffee is a passion and a joy of mine, more than it is a job. And I love being able to share that passion with others as well!

Photography is also one of my passions that I’ve been able to take with me around the world. From cafes in California to weddings in Australia, photography has become another important hobby-turned-passion/job.

For some of my photo work, you can check me out on Instagram at: @_chenyyy

And for my coffee adventures check out: @chen.andcoffee
As an international barista for over 5 years, I’ve had the opportunity to work in and manage coffee shops in my hometown of San Francisco, California as well as in Brisbane, Australia! My love of coffee has made me appreciate all the unique international coffee cultures, and I’ve also been fortunate enough to have traveled around the world and experienced it for myself!

Coffee is a passion and a joy of mine, more than it is a job. And I love being able to share that passion with othe…
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Where you'll be

Kyoto, the old capital of Japan, is world famous for it’s tradition and beauty. But what’s less known are the great coffee shops sprinkled in between the tradition!

We will start in the downtown shopping district of Kawaramachi and work our way towards Karasuma, one of the busiest stations in Kyoto. In between coffee shops we'll get the chance to explore some local stores and boutiques, and maybe even get to try a treat or two!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 11 reviews.

ショウヒ
November 2020
Matt is a very good company and his experience can inspire you for a lot of things.The shops he has chose for me are unique,and exactly what I want for this tour.Thanks again!
Christina
September 2020
It wasn’t just good coffee and unique cafes. Matt is knowledgeable on the topic and I learnt more about coffee while drinking coffee! I felt like opening my own cafe after his wonderful sharing.
Kiyo
August 2020
Thank you for the fun coffee tour☆I enjoyed a very nice coffee shop and authentic coffee. Thank you for taking beautiful pictures.I was able to make wonderful memories with my friends!
Georgina
August 2020
I really enjoyed it, it was fun walking through Kyoto and discovering new coffee shops while engaging in conversation with the people and culture around us, it felt very natural. We drank great coffee, had a fun time and got awesome pictures. You should try!
I really enjoyed it, it was fun walking through Kyoto and discovering new coffee shops while engaging in conversation with the people and culture around us, it felt very natural. W…
Yuka
August 2020
This was a really fun experience and I'd definitely recommend to friends. Matt went out of his way to accommodate for the dog and is an overall friendly easy going guy. All the cafe owners knew him, a testimony to his knowledge and connections! All in all, a great time even in the rain and heat. Thanks Matt!
This was a really fun experience and I'd definitely recommend to friends. Matt went out of his way to accommodate for the dog and is an overall friendly easy going guy. All the caf…
Tatum
July 2020
This tour exceeded all of my expectations. The guide was friendly; he made you laugh and it felt just like hangout with a friend. I would recommend this tour to all my friend. Next time I’m in the city I will need to do this tour again.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 15 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Please bring money for any other food or snacks that you might want!