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.
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!
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.
Yumemi
Yumemi
Hello everyone! I’m Yumemi and my hobby is going to shrines and temples. I love the shrines and temples of Kyoto so much that I visit at least one per week! There are many shrines and temples that are not yet that famous but are still very beautiful and nice. I want to write about shrines and temples that are not yet on guidebooks and their history! I would be so happy if you’d read my articles when you plan your travels to Kyoto!
Takuya
Takuya
Hello everyone! I’m Takuya, the editor-in-chief of Sharing Kyoto. Kyoto is well known around the world, and many foreign tourists visit this city every day, and lately, the number of foreign people living in Kyoto is also on the rise. By letting you spend your time in Kyoto in the same manner as the Japanese, it will hopefully become more fun, memorable, and make you feel like you’d like to come to Kyoto again and make you love Kyoto. I would like to use Sharing Kyoto to make this reality.
Hiro
Hiro
Hello everyone. I used to work as a concierge at a hotel. For me, I feel like the most important part of my job is to have a heart of “omotenashi,” to serve the people living in Kyoto and traveling to Kyoto with heartfelt hospitality. I was born 30 years ago, and after that, I have always lived in Kyoto, so I know everything there is to know about Kyoto. If you have any questions about Kyoto please ask me.
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!
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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