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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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Updated 07/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of Kyoto’s top attractions, and an excellent place for photo opportunities. Get more out of your visit than if you were exploring the area independently by having an English-speaking guide to provide background information on Japanese history, culture, and the Shinto religion. Go beyond the red torii gates and visit secret spots off the tourist trail, such as a hidden waterfall, a pilgrims' path, and more.
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You'll start at
73 Fukakusa Inarionmaechō
73 Fukakusa Inarionmaechō, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, 612-0881, JapanWe meet directly opposite Inari Station's only exit. Note: This is Inari Station, not Fushimi-Inari Station, which is 5 minutes away.
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    Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
    Stop: 4 hours -
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    Pass by Tofuku-ji Temple
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    Komyoin
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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You'll end at
Tofukuji Station
12 Chome Honmachi, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0981, Japan
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Highlights
  • Get an insider’s tips on hidden local spots near Fushimi Inari
  • A walking tour takes you to places inaccessible by car or bus
  • Enjoy commentary about Japan’s history, religion, and culture
  • A small-group tour ensures better access to your guide for questions
Important Information
Departure Point
73 Fukakusa Inarionmaechō, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, 612-0881, Japan
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
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be aged 8 and above
  • 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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bongobec wrote a review Mar 2020
Melbourne, Australia11 contributions
I highly recommend this tour for anyone interested in learning more about the history of Shinto and Buddhism in Japan as well as of the Fushimi Inari shrine itself. Lee is a wealth of knowledge which he shares in an engaging and interesting way through story telling. His passion
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from crafttabby, Manager at The Alternative Fushimi Inari Walking Tour
Responded Mar 19, 2020
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed the tour and the recommendations!
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harridan wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom98 contributions23 helpful votes
The greaat thing about Lee is he doesn’t just conduct an interesting tour but he also tries to ensure that his clients get good information about other parts of Kyoto even suggesting where to eat Thank you Lee
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Response from crafttabby, Manager at The Alternative Fushimi Inari Walking Tour
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Thank you! Glad you enjoyed the tour.
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Judy S wrote a review Jan 2020
Farmington Hills, Michigan1 contribution
Lee knows everything about Fushimi Inari and the people who live/work there. He is articulate, interesting, well able to educate this Western tourist in very interesting ways. We had hands-on experiences, stopped for tea, took deserted paths, all with a running narrative about
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from crafttabby, Manager at The Alternative Fushimi Inari Walking Tour
Responded Jan 21, 2020
Thanks Judy! Hope you'll come back to Kyoto again soon!
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dohttie wrote a review Nov 2019
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
6 hours felt like an hour thanks to Lee’s incredible knowledge and anecdotes. He’s an extremely interesting person and a walking encyclopaedia about the Fushimi Inari, not only that but you get unique experiences with locals that truly make the experience touching and
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Response from crafttabby, Manager at The Alternative Fushimi Inari Walking Tour
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Thank you for the review and for all the interesting questions that morning!
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lindam wrote a review Nov 2019
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Travel buffs take note...You know that feeling of despair when you are at a popular yet inscrutable tourist attraction and you have decided to go it alone because you can't abide the prospect of moving around in a horde of 20+ people all jostling to hear the tour guide while
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from crafttabby, Manager at The Alternative Fushimi Inari Walking Tour
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Thank you so much for this review! I really appreciate how much you appreciated this tour! :) All the best, and I hope you continue exploring more of Japan. - Lee
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Fantastic Tour!
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Awesome tour of Fushimi Inari
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It was such a wonderful experience, going around kyoto in the electric bicycles. Our guide Mr Lee was very knowledg
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An easy, afternoon bicycle ride
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Amazing Tour! A great way to get to know a different Kyoto!
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An interesting, under the covers look at Kyoto
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excellent tour
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