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Guide Profile - Shiori KUDO

Shiori KUDO

Shiori KUDO

English Interpreter-Guide

Guiding Area: Kyoto, Nara, Osaka


Born and raised in Hokkaido, the northern island of Japan. Spent 4 years in Manchester, England as a university student studying management in leisure industry. Worked for a study abroad agency in Tokyo for 2 years then moved to Kyoto in 2016. Acquired national license of interpreter guide in English in 2017.

Specialties and Hobbies

  • Enjoy bento making and cooking
  • Animal lover - especially cats
  • Love exploring the city by bicycle
  • Coffee enthusiast - Japanese old-school coffee shops!


Kyoto is a very unique city - You probably think that Kyoto looks traditional. So you may be very surprised to see many Western style architecture and modern buildings while your stay. Although Kyoto has maintained its historical streetscape and traditional way of living for a long time, it also embraced new culture and lifestyle as the country modernized. In fact, despite being famous for traditional tea ceremony, the amount of consumption for coffee and bread in Kyoto are the highest in Japan. I would be very happy if I could show you the uniqueness of Kyoto by exploring the city with you.