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
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
Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience
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.
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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
Thank you for the kind words! Glad you liked the tour!
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
Hello Mike! Thank you so much for this review! I'm glad you both enjoyed the tour as well as the kaiseki meal!
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
Hello Vanessa! Thanks for the review! Hope to see you again in Kyoto sometime soon!
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
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!