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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!