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Kyoto Experiences

Explore Kyoto with the Local Expert, Akari

I’m Akari originally from Kyushu, south part of Japan. I studied in Tokyo, worked in Kyoto once, then I travled around the world by cruise ship as an international youth program staff, then I lived and worked in NL and PEI of Canada for two years and half and I came back to Kyoto. After the many years of travel, now I want to share my own culture with other people. So I teach Japanese online, and enjoys introducing beautiful Kyoto. For the last three years I have guided more than 500 tourists in Kyoto. I never get tired of living here because there are so many beautiful spots to check out. In fact, I used to live in the Higashiyama district and absolutely loved it. In this experience, I will show you around my favorite historic temples, shrines and parks. Be sure to bring your camera, as we will pass through many wondrous scenic site

Reviews from past guests

Akari is a warm, friendly person with a deep knowledge of Kyoto and the people
She took us to some off the track and unique places we would not have found on our own, booked us a lovely restaurant she recommended for dinner afterwards and helped us book a show for the following day. I would definitely recommend this tour with Akari
Akari is the sweetest person you will ever meet!
We really enjoyed her company, and it was so nice to get to know her and her beautiful city during her tour. Her tour was so much fun and extremely interesting. We did so many different activities and saw so many sites within the few hours we had! We really felt like her tour encaptures the beauty of Kyoto, and we loved learning about each place she took us too. The treats and tea we had with her were very nice touches to the amazing scenic walking tour!
Akari was such a wonderful guide!
She was so kind and gave us a lot of background on Japan, tea, and sake. This tour was a great way to spend Canada day in Japan and a wonderful way to complete our time in Kyoto! I recommend this tour and any other tour with Akari!
Akari is a warm, friendly person with a deep knowledge of Kyoto and the people
She took us to some off the track and unique places we would not have found on our own, booked us a lovely restaurant she recommended for dinner afterwards and helped us book a show for the following day. I would definitely recommend this tour with Akari
Akari is the sweetest person you will ever meet!
We really enjoyed her company, and it was so nice to get to know her and her beautiful city during her tour. Her tour was so much fun and extremely interesting. We did so many different activities and saw so many sites within the few hours we had! We really felt like her tour encaptures the beauty of Kyoto, and we loved learning about each place she took us too. The treats and tea we had with her were very nice touches to the amazing scenic walking tour!
Akari was such a wonderful guide!
She was so kind and gave us a lot of background on Japan, tea, and sake. This tour was a great way to spend Canada day in Japan and a wonderful way to complete our time in Kyoto! I recommend this tour and any other tour with Akari!