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The Alternative Fushimi Inari Walking Tour

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  • English-speaking guide is an expert on Japanese history, culture and Shinto religion

  • See sights off the beaten path; get recommendations on other experiences in Kyoto

  • Excellent photo opportunities; make lasting memories of your trip

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The Alternative Fushimi Inari Walking Tour
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The Alternative Fushimi Inari Walking Tour
USD 55.46
Overview

If you’re interested in a deeper understanding of the shrines and temples of Japan, take this tour of Fushimi Inari with a real insider. Go past the tunnels of red tori gates. Learn fascinating stories, history and folklore. See temples, shrines, forest-bathing sites and a zen garden, and get access to sites not on the official map.

What to Expect
Meet your guide at the big torii gate at the entrance of Fushimi Inari Taisha, and take a tour of the main shrine. We will then go off the beaten track onto private shrines not shown on the official map to learn about the mystical practices and folk beliefs that are excluded from the official narrative.

After reaching a vantage point for a scenic view of southern Kyoto City, discover healing shrines, holy eggs, and Oseki-san, a god on Mt Inari, popular with devotees seeking deliverance from severe coughs and breathing difficulties.

Continue to a sub-temple of Tofukuji Temple via a secret route lined with hidden streams, waterfalls, and great cedar trees off the main trail. You will learn about the Hindu and Buddhist origins of some of the religious symbols, and the Korean and Tang Dynasty Chinese influence on folk shintoism along the way.

After spending a quiet moment in a zen garden, we will walk through the grounds of Tofukuji Temple and end the tour at Tofukuji Station.
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Reviewed yesterday
atrip in the world of the fox

ןinteresting/ different. friendly iwas already there two years ago and i learn new facts / lee our guide was patient a very good experience for me an old lady with my grand son

Thank Daphna S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
A great experience!

Xian Jie was an amazing guide. He is affable, hospitable, and extremely knowledgeable. We learnt many interesting things on this tour. Fushimi Inari is so much more than the red tori gates. 4 hours flew by quickly, and despite much walking and sweating, we left...More

1  Thank wanderrr26
Lee_Xianjie, Manager at Craft Tabby, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words! Glad you liked the tour!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
HIGHLIGHT OF KYOTO TRIP

Lee's Alternative Fushumi Inari Walking Tour is a five star experience. He is a wonderful host and in intelligent student of the shrine and the Kyoto area and culture. This tour took us off the beaten tourist path to discover unique shrines and a better...More

1  Thank Mike C
Lee_Xianjie, Manager at Craft Tabby, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Mike! Thank you so much for this review! I'm glad you both enjoyed the tour as well as the kaiseki meal!

Reviewed 14 July 2018
Informative and enjoyable!

Xianjie was great - from booking the walk, refunding my overpayment and accommodating my Mum's + Aunt's (both late 60s) pace at the shrine during a rainy morning. His enthusiasm for the shrine was clear and he was patient in explaining each of the features...More

Thank Wansgy
Lee_Xianjie, Manager at Craft Tabby, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello Vanessa! Thanks for the review! Hope to see you again in Kyoto sometime soon!

Reviewed 13 July 2018
Best walking tour ever!

Lee has an extraordinary knowledge of the shrine and history. Equally important, he is a great communicator. He seems genuinely interested in making sure that his tour participants leave with an appreciation of the area where they are exploring. The tour involved lots of climbing...More

Thank KayakBob
Lee_Xianjie, Manager at Craft Tabby, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Hello Bob, thank you so much for the kind words. I'm glad you both enjoyed the tour and the other suggestions for the rest of Kyoto. Hope you'll come back to see the gardens in a different season!

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