Robert Pitiș

Kansai Guide

Let's get acquainted!

I have been living in Japan since 2018, having come here through a scholarship offered by the Japanese government for university studies. Ever since high school, I used to watch videos about Japanese culture and food because the exotic nature of the country attracted me a lot. I enjoy challenges and new things, and learning Japanese and coming to Japan seemed very unique for a Romanian. Now I have N1 (JLPT), which should be the highest qualification for a foreigner learning Japanese, but the language is much richer than what you learn from books.

I live in Kobe, right next to Osaka, and my favorite activities involve natural places, such as the temple gardens in Kyoto, which are excellent, and restaurants.

My gourmet passion was one of the main reasons that drew me to Japan, and the culinary experience here does not disappoint, especially in Osaka, which is called the “Food Capital of Japan” or the “Nation’s Kitchen”.

Ultimately, my favourite part here is the difference from home. I enjoy new experiences, and Japan truly is the “exotic” place where everything seems to be turned upside down and represents the definition of a cultural shock. The people here live in a way that I wouldn’t have believed if I hadn’t experienced it personally.

Passionate about Japan:
since 2005
Lives in Japan:
since 2018
Japanese level:
N1
Accompanied tourists:
50+