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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: 3 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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    73 Fukakusa Inarionmaechō, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, 612-0881, Japan
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Duration
    4h
    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
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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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    Reviewed 12 May 2019

    This tour is fantastic if you're looking to know more about Fushimi Inari. Lee is very knowledgeable about this area and it was highlighted in his interaction with the locals of the shrine. It is clear he has done thorough research of this area. There...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
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    crafttabby, Manager at Craft Tabby, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2019

    Thank you! We indeed covered a lot of ground - 10,000 steps!

    Reviewed 10 May 2019 via mobile

    This was the best possible way to see Fushimi Inari -and some of the parts that other people don’t see. Lee was a knowledgeable and interesting guide. From explaining the workings of the Shinto temple to understanding how Shinto and Buddhism co-exist and the history,...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Ugucyctc
    crafttabby, Manager at Craft Tabby, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2019

    Thank you! I'm very glad the walk helped you understand the two religions better. Please walk the Kumano Kodo the next time if you can!

    Reviewed 8 May 2019 via mobile

    I could not fault this from the beginning (booking) to the end (the tour). It was an absolute pleasure. We were kept well informed about the meeting place etc. & the tour itself was excellent, giving a different perspective of a well trodden route. My...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    crafttabby, Manager at Craft Tabby, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2019

    Thank you!

    Reviewed 2 May 2019

    We recently experienced the Alternative Fushimi Inari Walking Tour, with Lee as our guide. This has to be the best walking tour I have experienced. We visited the main tourist areas of the shrine, but also the less traveled parts, where it was much less...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
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    crafttabby, Manager at Craft Tabby, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2019

    Thank you for the kind review! I'm glad you enjoyed the walk and hope the messages of Mt Inari will remain with you.

    Reviewed 26 April 2019 via mobile

    My family and I really enjoyed the tour. It was very informative and really got into the details from a local’s point of view. This guide (Lee) points out things most casual observers will miss and explain how to make the most out of this...More

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    crafttabby, Manager at Craft Tabby, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2019

    Thank you!

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    Response from leexianjie | Property representative |
    Hi! As of March 2019, the Alternative Fushimi Inari Walking Tour starts at 8:30am at JR Inari Station. The hike takes 4 hours, and ends at Tofukuji Station at 12:30pm. Depending on the pace of everyone on the hike, we may... More
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    Sorry about that! We are not allowed to post emails here in the Q&A but you can find it if you search "Craft Tabby".
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