12 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

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

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!

    Vending Machines in Japan: the unique things you can buy!

    Vending Machines in Japan: the unique things you can buy!

    The vending machines of Japan are known around the world for their interesting offerings. But did you know there are more than 5 million of them in the country? Tune in to learn more from your local resident host in this episode of the Kyoto Fun podcast.

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    • 14 min
    When to visit Japan

    When to visit Japan

    A guide to each season in Japan. Hear about the festivals of summer and the autumn colors. The winter "onsen" hot springs baths, and the spectacular spring with blossoms galore. Get tips on weather in Japan and much more on this special episode.

    • 18 min
    Japan's famous sakura cherry blossoms!

    Japan's famous sakura cherry blossoms!

    Find out more about the cherry blossoms and their special place in Japanese culture. We talk about their history, when is the best time to see them and how they have a special place in Japanese people's hearts.

    • 17 min
    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

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

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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