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The Alternative Fushimi Inari Walking Tour

  • 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
The Alternative Fushimi Inari Walking Tour
From $54.12
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The Alternative Fushimi Inari Walking Tour
From $54.12
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
Visit a tree god and get your divination lot interpreted for you. Drink healing water from a hidden waterfall. Hike down Fushimi Inari on a path that pilgrims once used. We'll also visit a quiet Zen temple built with Shinto principles in mind, and practice a bit of mindful walking.
You will learn how politics changes the way people worship, how people struggle to strike a balance between ritual and spontaneity, and how Indians, Koreans, and Americans have shaped the Inari faith. Once you've been on this hike, you'll never see shrines and temples the same way again. You'll be primed to find more hidden symbols, practices, and stories everywhere.
Come see a Fushimi Inari that everyone else has been missing out on, and leave seeing Buddhism and Shintoism in a whole new light.
Reviews (31)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Best Tour & Tour Guide EVER!

Wow! The reviews are great but honestly barely do it justice. Most knowledgeable tour guide I’ve possibly ever had. The mountain and shrines were breathtakingly. It is a bit of a hike so come prepared.

1  Thank bartonrucker
leexianjie, Manager at Craft Tabby, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed the Alternative Fushimi Inari Walking Tour!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Even if you’re not into tours, go for this!

It was not just an old fashion show-and-tell tour for tourists. It was a treat for all our senses and a wonderful learning experience. Lee shared a little bit about everything - mythical stories and philosophies; local perspectives on religious practices; the impact of historical...More

Thank smonelee
leexianjie, Manager at Craft Tabby, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Simone! Glad you liked the walk. Always happy to help others fall in love with the mountain!

Reviewed November 8, 2018
Absolutely the only way

If you're thinking of visiting Fushimi Inari, then I thoroughly recommend this EXCELLENT guided tour! Totally different to other tours, following the flag and stopping en masse and straining to hear the prepared lecture. This was more like having a knowledgable friend show you leisurely...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Baz B
leexianjie, Manager at Craft Tabby, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words! I'm glad you enjoyed the walk!

Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile
The BEST walking tour

I was very impressed with Lee and this tour. He is extremely knowledgeable and really fun! We went to places I wouldn’t of gone to otherwise in Inari and I learned so much about the culture and religion there. I loved that he does small...More

2  Thank Aubrey T
Lee_Xianjie, Manager at Craft Tabby, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

Thanks Aubrey! Glad to have had you on the tour. ;)

Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile
The best guide ever

We had an amazing morning st the Shrine. Lee took us to the most amazing places on the hillside, and he is so knowledgable in so many fields, whether it is religion, Moss, gardens or whatever you ask. Highly recommended. Eva and Atle

2  Thank Eva Marit E
Lee_Xianjie, Manager at Craft Tabby, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

Hello Eva & Atle, thanks for the kind words! I'm glad you enjoyed the walk!

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