Entrepreneur, Local expertHello I’m Ken
I speak: English
Hi I'm Ken. I'm a professional guide of Kyoto. I speak of the history and culture of Kyoto with a passion that would make you think I'm a lifelong resident of Japan’s historical former capital city. But tI have followed a road with more than a few interesting twists and turns via Canada and America as I've made my way from Fukushima prefecture, where I was born and raised, to Kyoto. With its rich array of cultural and historical sites, Kyoto was the perfect location for me to set up shop in my quest to introduce people to Japanese culture and traditions. Raised in a very traditional Japanese family environment (the rice fields that my grandparents worked have been in the family for over 100 years), I had an early introduction to the richness and uniqueness of Japan’s culture. I myself admits that as a young man I didn’t really appreciate this, but as I look back, I credit both my traditional upbringing and my travels for creating the spark that sent me on the way to my current venture.