I am a Kyoto local. I have over 15 years of experience in guiding the guests and company executives to amazing moments. Mainly worked as a bilingual specialist acting as a bridge between people and companies.
Born, raised and educated in Kyoto. Lived in Vail, Colorado in my high school days as an exchange student. Graduated from the national Osaka university majoring language.
I also run a few art exhibitions yearly to exhibit my air pieces. I was taught by my father and a memory of my grandfather, both great artists in Kyoto painting. As one of the giving projects, I offer cultural events, introducing Kyoto style in quality, tradition and design, connecting everyone to the pleasure of artistic and deeper cultural scenes.
It will be my honor to be sharing the inspiring moments with you. I am flexible in schedule the destination during your stay, so please feel free to let me know your preference and what you like to see and experience in Kyoto and surrounding cities. I try my best to find the possible best suggestions.
In addition to visiting temples and shrines, there are many options including experiences of Japanese sweet-make, green tea, art studio, hands-on crafts!
I feel grateful to see people happy. I very much look forward to helping your stay more comfortable.
My best regards,
A Recent Review of this guide
Highly recommend Ayumi as your guide - speaks perfect English and has a great understanding of Kyoto, culture, art and all things Japan. 10/10 experience
Graduated from the national Osaka university, majoring foreign studies.
Finished Simul Academy interpretation course
Japan English Foundation 1st class
Advanced life-saving certification