Kirsty Kawano

Kirsty Kawano is an Australian who, after living in Tokyo for many years, is now learning the ropes of life in Kyoto. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their two beautiful daughters, and relaxing by the Kamo River.



The Strange Story of Hay Fever in Japan: Construction, Conspiracy Theories, Climate Change

The tale of Japan's national illness is intrinsically linked to the Japanese cedar. But there's much more to it than that.

By 8 min read


10 Ways Life in Kyoto is Different than Tokyo

Hotter in summer, colder in winter and so much more chill all year round.

By 6 min read