About Our Writers

vanessa
Vanessa
Nice to meet you all, my name is Vanessa. The first time I came to Kyoto I was drawn into by Kyoto’s food culture and traditional crafts. As a Sharing Kyoto writer, I hope I can pass on to you information about the appeal and ways of enjoying Kyoto. I hope you will enjoy sightseeing in Kyoto!
Sampo
Sampo
Hi, I originally hail from Finland, but have lived in Asia for the past five years, three of those in Taiwan and the last two in Japan. I am actually living in Shin-Osaka, not in Kyoto, but you can get to Kyoto from Osaka in 30 minutes! I like walking in Kyoto and looking for temples I haven’t been to yet.
Erika
Erika
Hi, how do you do? My name is Erika! I write most of Sharing Kyoto’s event articles. My favorite festival is Shimogamo Shrine’s Mitarashi Festival! If you come to Kyoto I hope you will also go to a festival!
Shiho
Shiho
Nice to meet you! My name is Shiho! I am always enjoying Kyoto by going to restaurants and shopping. As a Sharing Kyoto writer I mainly write articles on restaurants and shops. My favorite restaurant is kaiseki restaurant Sakai. I hope you will also find your favorite restaurant in Kyoto!
Kenji
Kenji
I am the leader and editor in chief of Team Sharing Kyoto, but I sometimes also write articles for the site. Kyoto for me is a place of memories: I spent my school days in Kyoto, and every day I try to be more familiar with this fascinating city so I can share it with the world.
Yama
Yama
I’m a huge ramen lover! I feel as if I’m in heaven when I eat a heavy ramen while drinking beer after work. It’s been a large number of ramen noodles I’ve had already! I, the ramen lover, recommend the best ramen from among all the ramen I’ve had!
Yoko
Yoko
Hello! My name is Yoko.My favorite place is Ohara area of Kyoto which famous Sanzenin Temple is located. It’s a very quiet place overflowing with nature. I can relax very much whenever I look at the scenery inside the temple.
Miya
Miya
I like eating Japanese cuisine in Kyoto. The food is not only delicious but also looks beautiful. I can feel the positive attitude the chefs have towards providing the best for customers whenever I try restaurants in Kyoto.

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