About Us

We are Kyoto Greeters, the volunteer organization started in February 2017 by Kyoto University students, Sora Umehara, Shingo Matsumura and Akira Nakai.

We consists of only university students living in Kyoto or a nearby city.

We would like you to share your time in Kyoto with us to exchange our cultural knowledge or way of local lives.

We are not professional guides, but as a ‘greeter’, we spend some hours with you in Kyoto following your plan as a ‘local friend.’

We, Kyoto Greeters, are part of the Global Greeter Network. The GGN is an informal and worldwide organization of local Greeter organizations. All Greeters around the world follow a strict non-tipping policy, however feel free to donate to support our back office activities!