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The Alternative Fushimi Inari Walking Tour

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    Stop At: Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, 68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi, Kyoto 612-0882 Kyoto Prefecture

    Visit a tree god and get your divination lot interpreted for you. Drink healing water from a hidden waterfall. Hike down a path that pilgrims still use. You will learn how politics changes the way people worship, how people struggle to strike a balance between ritual and spontaneity, and how Hinduism, Korean animism, and even the US military have shaped the Inari faith.

    Duration: 4 hours

    Pass By: Tofuku-ji Temple, 15-778 Hommachi, Higashiyama, Kyoto 605-0981 Kyoto Prefecture

    We will pass by Tofukuji Temple, Kyoto's oldest zen temple, on the way to the station.

    Stop At: Komyoin, 15-809 Hommachi, Higashiyama, Kyoto 605-0981 Kyoto Prefecture

    Learn how Shinto beliefs influenced the design of the Zen garden within this Zen temple.

    Duration: 30 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    73 Fukakusa Inarionmaechō, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, 612-0881, Japan
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Duration
    4h 30m
    Return Details
    Tofukuji Station, 12 Chome Honmachi, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0981, Japan
    Inclusions
    • Local English-speaking guide
    • Small-group walking tour
    • Gratuities
    Exclusions
    • Entrance fees - Fushimi Inari charges no entrance fees, but the suggested donation to the zen temple at the end of the tour is ¥300.
    • Offerings to the shrine - Please bring small change for offerings.
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
    • Entry/Admission - Komyoin
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Fushimi Inari is beautiful even if you don't know a thing about shrines or temples. But this tour takes you beneath the surface and lets you appreciate it even more. It was great to hear stories behind individual shrines and how they're looked after, and winding up with
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    Lee was a fantastic, knowledgeable guide. I'm so glad we booked this and would not hesitate to recommend to friends.
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    Response from leexianjie, Manager at The Alternative Fushimi Inari Walking Tour
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Thank you!
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    My husband and I just finished this fantastic tour. Lee’s enthusiasm, extensive knowledge, and care for his guests absolutely radiates from start to finish. The tour itself is extremely informative, covering ground from ancient history to modern geopolitics, religions and
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    Response from crafttabby, Manager at The Alternative Fushimi Inari Walking Tour
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Thank you for the review Jessica!
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    The day was a rainy one but Lee our guide made up for it from the beginning He lend us umbrellas, he took the time to learn about our group different interests and reasons for taking this specific tour and the 4 hours just seemed like a breeze We learned a lot, plus he speaks
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    Response from crafttabby, Manager at The Alternative Fushimi Inari Walking Tour
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Thank you for the review and the very interesting questions during the tour Maria!
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    Lee’s love for Kyoto is clear. He weaves a scintillating tapestry of stories that combine the spirituality of rocks and waterfalls, with the poetry of zen gardens, the American politics influencing Japanese prayer practices, and a dose of Pokemon “Shintoism” too. His deft
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    Response from leexianjie, Manager at The Alternative Fushimi Inari Walking Tour
    Responded 5 weeks ago
    Thank you for the review! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself on the tour!
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