We're developing an app,
operating walking tours,
and running a hostel.

 
 

Tours

We’re running tours featuring Kyoto's hidden sights and stories.

Tour App

We're developing Tabby Walker, a walking tour app.

Hostel

We're operating Friends Kyo, a backpacker hostel in Gion.

Market research

We’re doing market research and consulting for Uber Japan.

 

The Craft Tabbies

Yasuhiro Shiwaku

Yasuhiro Shiwaku

CEO

Yasu lived in Mexico and the UK as a boy, and has been to 87 countries and counting. An anthropology graduate of the International Christian University of Japan, he is also active in the All Japan Archery Federation as a judge for international competitions. Loves ramen, onsen, and his dog, Punto. His storied ancestors have an island in the Seto Inland Sea named after them.

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Lee Xian Jie

Chief Developer

Born in Singapore, XJ came to Japan 7 years ago to read Political Science at Waseda University in Tokyo. Previously a documentary producer working on films for Al Jazeera English, he is now researching the Inari faith, learning to make tea, and filming a documentary about a kaiseki chef in Gion. He shares a love of ramen and onsen, but cannot survive a day without tea.

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Why "Craft Tabby"

Craft Tabby is Kurafuto Tabi in Japanese. Which means “Crafting Journeys”. And that’s what do – we take curious travelers on trips in and around Kyoto. Since we love tabby cats and tabi also sounds like tabby, we thought, “Why not?”