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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Forest Bathe in Kyoto's Sacred Mountain

Kyoto, JapanPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Lee

75 mins
Up to 6 people. Private groups available for up to 100
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Most tourists visit Fushimi Inari Shrine for the thousand torii gates, but rarely do they delve deeper into the shrine's history and tradition. Learn about Shinto rituals and how forest bathing is done at one of Kyoto’s oldest shrines (founded 1,300 years ago!)

I have recorded high-quality video that will make it seem that you are really at one with the forest at Fushimi Inari. We will visit shrines for various gods to learn what Shinto gods are like, witness the rituals used to appeal to them, and see two ways that people have tried to speak to the gods here. I will be narrating live throughout and you can ask questions anytime.

We will look at 4 ways people meditate here at Fushimi Inari, and you’ll learn to how do breath meditation at a sacred waterfall in a secret part of the shrine that tourists normally miss out on. We will sit together for just a couple of minutes so if you’re new to meditation this is a perfect way to get started. Once you've been on this you'll be able to practice forest bathing wherever you are.

✔ Interactive experience with quizzes and activities
✔ Celebrate birthdays & anniversaries in a meaningful way
✔ Learn surprising things about Japan's gods and forests
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Most tourists visit Fushimi Inari Shrine for the thousand torii gates, but rarely do they delve deeper into the shrine's history and tradition. Learn about Shinto rituals and how forest bathing is done at one of Kyoto’s oldest shrines (founded 1,300 years ago!)

I have recorded high-quality video that will make it seem that you are really at one with the forest at Fushimi Inari. We will visit shrines for various gods to learn what Shint…

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
    Lee can host private groups of any size, up to 100 guests. Private group rates start at $119.

What to bring

  • Fast and stable internet connection (not mobile 3G or 4G)
  • Webcam and mic so we can see and hear each other
  • A quiet room where you can sit comfortably
From $16
/ person
Mon, Nov 30
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM (EST)
Join 1 other guest
$20 per person
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Wed, Dec 2
6:30 AM - 7:45 AM (EST)
Join 2 other guests
$20 per person
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Sat, Dec 5
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM (EST)
Join 3 other guests
$20 per person
$20 per person

Meet your host, Lee

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 271 Reviews
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I was born in Singapore and worked across Asia on documentaries commissioned by Al Jazeera English. Then I came to Japan to read Political Science at Waseda University in Tokyo 9 years ago.

Over the last 3 years I have guided over 1,600 guests on Discover the Alternative Fushimi Inari (https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/269136), one of the top-rated experiences in Kyoto. I go to Fushimi Inari every day, so the locals on the mountain know me well and have shared many stories with me.

Come on my experience to hear their stories, and forest bathe together with the sounds and images of nature that I have recorded at Fushimi Inari.
I was born in Singapore and worked across Asia on documentaries commissioned by Al Jazeera English. Then I came to Japan to read Political Science at Waseda University in Tokyo 9 years ago.

Over the last 3 years I have guided over 1,600 guests on Discover the Alternative Fushimi Inari (https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/269136), one of the top-rated experiences in Kyoto. I go to Fushimi Inari every day, so the locals on the mountain know me well and have shared many stories with me…
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Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 271 reviews.

Susan
November 2020
Travel to a stunning forest in Kyoto from the comfort of your home on the tour "Forest Bathe in Kyoto Sacred Mountain". Lee expertly guides you through paths of the sacred Inari mountain, and Fushimi Inari Shrine, to visit historic waterfalls, bamboo forests, and Shinto shrines. Clear and educational, you will learn much in this interactive tour, including tips on mediation and clearing the mind. It is an absolutely wonderful way to spend 1 hour and 15 minutes, and Lee, an expert and welcoming guide, will bring you to a part of the world so many do not have a chance to see. Lee is intelligent and delightful and I recommend any tour he offers, in person or on line. Perfect for individuals, for a family gathering, or a special event with friends or colleagues. Give it a try! You'll broaden your horizon and alway remember this lovely experience.
Travel to a stunning forest in Kyoto from the comfort of your home on the tour "Forest Bathe in Kyoto Sacred Mountain". Lee expertly guides you through paths of the sacred Inari mo…
Midori
November 2020
Recommended! Lee-san was an excellent and super-engaging guide, even virtually. He offered a great balance of overview and intriguing specifics when discussing forest bathing and different styles of meditation. Would definitely book another experience with him, and looking forward to visiting Japan soon!
Recommended! Lee-san was an excellent and super-engaging guide, even virtually. He offered a great balance of overview and intriguing specifics when discussing forest bathing and d…
Robert
November 2020
Lee is very knowledgeable about his subject and was able to personalise the experience for us all. He organised it very well, making it a nice interactive and fun experience for us all. Lee would be a great tour guide and I would definitely contact him when I visit Kyoto.
Lee is very knowledgeable about his subject and was able to personalise the experience for us all. He organised it very well, making it a nice interactive and fun experience for us…
Shane
November 2020
🧘‍♂️ 🌳 🐦 🏔 🌲 🐦 🧘‍♀️ A wonderfully immersive experience through Kyoto’s mountainous forests. Lee is a fantastic storyteller and his use of cool video and interactivity made this experience so enjoyable. The session will leave you feeling zen’d to the max and yearning for a Kyoto trip...thanks lee!! Highly, highly, highly recommended :). See you at your farm!!
🧘‍♂️ 🌳 🐦 🏔 🌲 🐦 🧘‍♀️ A wonderfully immersive experience through Kyoto’s mountainous forests. Lee is a fantastic storyteller and his use of cool video and interactivity made…
Mandy
November 2020
We started off my birthday bright and early with this experience, and it was such a great way to start the day! Lee and Mori were charming hosts and we learned a great deal about Kyoto and the forest bathing tradition. The meditation was a nice way to close it out. Well worth it!
We started off my birthday bright and early with this experience, and it was such a great way to start the day! Lee and Mori were charming hosts and we learned a great deal about K…
Alice
November 2020
This was the first AirBnB experience that I've been too, and it exceeded all my expectations. Lee is an amazing host and great storyteller--it's clear that he's passionate about Japanese culture, and I really enjoyed learning about Japanese shrines and traditions with him.
This was the first AirBnB experience that I've been too, and it exceeded all my expectations. Lee is an amazing host and great storyteller--it's clear that he's passionate about Ja…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.