10 episodes

The perfect travel companion for Japan. The Kyoto Fun podcast is filled with tips, insights and fun stories from a professional tour guide based in Kyoto, Japan. Learn all about what makes Japan such a fascinating place. We talk about how to order in restaurants, how to find great sushi, table manners, public baths, geisha culture, samurai, current events and much much more. We also interview local experts of food culture, zen Buddhism, tea ceremony and more. Enjoy learning all about Japan before you come!

Kyoto Fun Podcast Niall Gibson

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The perfect travel companion for Japan. The Kyoto Fun podcast is filled with tips, insights and fun stories from a professional tour guide based in Kyoto, Japan. Learn all about what makes Japan such a fascinating place. We talk about how to order in restaurants, how to find great sushi, table manners, public baths, geisha culture, samurai, current events and much much more. We also interview local experts of food culture, zen Buddhism, tea ceremony and more. Enjoy learning all about Japan before you come!

    Catch a cab in Japan. Taxis explained.

    Catch a cab in Japan. Taxis explained.

    Learn all about how the taxis work in Japan. I talk about the fares, how to catch a cab, and what to expect when you take a cab. Plus how to get back something you may have lost.

    • 14 min
    The Tokyo Train network explained

    The Tokyo Train network explained

    Learn all about the train network including a general overview, things to expect, how to navigate the system, train etiquette and more. Lots of general tips for your future trip to Tokyo.

    • 33 min
    Japan Trip: The 5 things to know before you go!!

    Japan Trip: The 5 things to know before you go!!

    The five things to know before you go to Japan. I talk about the very basics in the categories of safety, money, getting connected, getting around and food. All the info you need to stay safe and arrive in Japan stress-free. How to find an ATM, how to recover lost property, SIM cards, train passes, pocket wifi and lots of other little things to know too.

    • 22 min
    A walk through Gion, the geisha district of Kyoto.

    A walk through Gion, the geisha district of Kyoto.

    Join me as I take you for a walk through the Gion district, one of the most famous places in Kyoto. We walk past the tea houses, restaurants, clubs and bars and even come across a real geisha and apprentice maiko-san along the way. Learn more about this special part of Kyoto before you visit.

    • 39 min
    The Japan Rail (JR) pass explained!

    The Japan Rail (JR) pass explained!

    Do you have questions about the Japan Rail "JR" Pass? Listen to this podcast for tips on if it's worth it, the different kinds of passes and all the other info you might need. Save money and time on the amazing train system in the world!

    • 14 min
    A guide to the "sento" public bath in Japan

    A guide to the "sento" public bath in Japan

    Leave your swimsuit at home and jump into the soothing hot waters of a public bath "sento". Get all the tips you need to make sure you follow the proper etiquette and discover a local custom that dates back centuries. These tips can also help you navigate a hot springs "onsen" bath too. Take the plunge with Kyoto Fun.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

Sugoi08 ,

Kyoto Fun

He knows his stuff and gives a great perspective from a travellers point of view. But he’s lived there for over 10 years so he gets the culture and nuances. Enjoyable listening...

Dub1951 ,

Insider

Easy to follow instructions from a true Japan insider. Looking forward to future podcasts.

jess0070 ,

Reality

I like listening this podcast. This guy actually living in Japan.
He isn't just random dude who just traveled Couple times in Japan. I like who really talks about reality and tips.
Highly recommend this.

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