ONLINE EXPERIENCE

An Autumn Walk Among 1200 Sacred Statues in Kyoto

Kyoto, JapanPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Andrew

  1. 90 mins
  2. Hosted in English
Once-in-a-lifetime
Guests say it's special and unique.
Top-rated Host
Andrew's rated 5 stars by 97% of guests.

What you'll do

※ Please book in groups of 2 or more to ensure that the host gets fairly compensated.

※ Immersive and relaxing. Great for families, private groups, and team-building events. A shorter format is available upon request. Please inquire if your desired time is not shown.

※ 5-star ratings from guests representing Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Apple, Airbnb, IBM, Starbucks, Amazon, and others.

We begin our magical adventure strolling under the cherry blossoms, a quick visit to a Zen monastery and then a walk through the famed Saga Bamboo Forest.

Then you will receive insider access to a mountain temple that is far off the radar of most visitors to Kyoto. Through my close relationship with the head monk I will share with you the fascinating story of this temple that has never been told in such depth in English before.

To Preview:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6FerLOBBPk

Founded over 1,000 years ago and abandoned during WWII, what has become of this temple since the war is absolutely amazing. I will share high-quality HD videos that I have produced which include vintage clips from 40 years ago when this temple was being restored.

As we end this experience I will pass on a wonderful offer from the head monk for when you visit Kyoto in the future. While traveling through space and time, this is your chance to experience true peace and tranquility.
※ Please book in groups of 2 or more to ensure that the host gets fairly compensated.

※ Immersive and relaxing. Great for families, private groups, and team-building events. A shorter format is available upon request. Please inquire if your desired time is not shown.

※ 5-star ratings from guests representing Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Apple, Airbnb, IBM, Starbucks, Amazon, and others.

We begin our magical adven…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Andrew can host private groups of any size, up to 100 guests. Private group rates start at $93.

Meet your Host, Andrew

Host on Airbnb since 2010
  • 333 Reviews
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Hello. I am a landscape designer living in Kyoto for the last decade. Over the last 3.5 years I have been leading walks of many of the amazing gardens here through my small business called An Design, which has become one of the highest rated tour companies in Kyoto.

Drawing on my 16 years of garden experience in the U.S. and Japan and my self-studies in Eastern philosophy since my early teens, I am able to provide experiences for my guests that are unique and from the heart.

As the only foreigner to graduate from the Kyoto Japanese Garden Training Program, I have gained insights to Japanese culture and gardens that are very rare for an outsider to obtain.

Come with me on an adventure away from the regular tourist route and immerse yourself in the exquisite and mystical nature of Kyoto.

FB: An Design Kyoto
Insta: @an_design_kyoto
Hello. I am a landscape designer living in Kyoto for the last decade. Over the last 3.5 years I have been leading walks of many of the amazing gardens here through my small business called An Design, which has become one of the highest rated tour companies in Kyoto.

Drawing on my 16 years of garden experience in the U.S. and Japan and my self-studies in Eastern philosophy since my early teens, I am able to provide experiences for my guests that are unique and from the heart.…
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From $19/ person

Private groups only
From $93 per group
Private groups only
From $93 per group
Private groups only
From $93 per group

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Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 333 reviews.

Celia
December 2021
Andrew was very personable, and knowledgeable. He was kind and answered all of our questions and even showed us something not advertised on the tour. Very nice tour guide. Best way to travel without leaving home!
Evan
September 2021
If it’s possible to travel to a location without leaving your house, Andrew has made that experience possible with our tour in Kyoto. It was a great mix of history, culture, and perspectives beyond the typical attractions that Japan usually draws. For both the experienced and novice traveler, these tours provide hidden gems that all will enjoy. Definitely recommend.
Fyfe
September 2021
Andrew's tour was great - it was fascinating learning about the temple and his knowledge and enthusiasm was clear and made the online tour come alive.
Wilson
August 2021
Andrew's experience was great! He was clearly very knowledgable about subjects of the tour, and taught our team quite a few neat facts that we wouldn't have known otherwise. Definitely highly recommended!
Kerry
August 2021
I purchased this experience for my mum. She found it to be really interesting and enjoyable. She wishes history had been taught like this when she was at school. It was great to see a different part of Kyoto, not just the tourist section. Mum feels inspired to travel back to Japan again!
Caroline
August 2021
This was an amazing experience. I have been practicing Zen Buddhism for a while now and found this experience soothing, calming and relaxing. Andrew is a wonderful guide and knows a lot about Japanese culture and Zen meditation, along with the history of the temples. A wonderful experience in learning about Kyooto.

Choose from available dates

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  • Tue, Jan 25
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $93 per group
  • Tue, Jan 25
    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $93 per group
  • Wed, Jan 26
    10:00 PM - 11:30 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $93 per group
  • Thu, Jan 27
    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $93 per group
  • Fri, Jan 28
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (EST)
    $19 per person
  • Fri, Jan 28
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $93 per group
  • Fri, Jan 28
    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $93 per group
  • Sat, Jan 29
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $93 per group

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 100 guests total.
You’ll need to stream audio and video to participate.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.