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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 2 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 5 ways people meditate here at Fushimi Inari, and you’ll learn to how do mindfulness 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.

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✔ 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 $139.

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

Continue this series

This experience is 1 of 3 in the series Discover Japan’s Culture and Spirituality
From $19
/ person
Book for a private group
Thu, Apr 22
$24 per person
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM (EDT)
Join 2 other guests
$24 per person
Wed, May 12
From $139 per group
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM (EDT)
Private groups only
From $139 per group
Sat, May 15
$19 per person, previously $24
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM (EDT)
Join 4 other guests
$19 per person, previously $24

Meet your host, Lee

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 536 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 am a familiar face at Fushimi Inari, 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 am a familiar face at Fushimi Inari, so the locals on the mountain know me well and have shared many stories with…
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Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 536 reviews.

Michelle
April 2021
I did this as a private group experience with work colleagues. Lee was an excellent host, entertaining and enlightening us by telling interesting facts and stories. The scenery and sounds were all wonderful, making us all wish we could go to these places in person. In the world of WFH, this was a much needed escape.
I did this as a private group experience with work colleagues. Lee was an excellent host, entertaining and enlightening us by telling interesting facts and stories. The scenery and…
Leanne
April 2021
This experience far exceeded my expectations. I have the most beautiful experience and felt like I was there in person. The 90min session went so quickly. Really worth it...
B
April 2021
Very engaging , personal and informative - Lee is a thoughtful host, pays individual attention to each guest and makes this is s special experience. Loved getting a glimpse on life in Kyoto and Fushim Inari.
Nicole
April 2021
I loved this so much. It was relaxing and interesting. I want to learn more and take another class with Lee. This really made me want to visit Kyoto.
Geeta
April 2021
It was a lovely, refreshing online experience of Kyoto's shrines and learning about their significance. I left the session feeling much energized. A suggestion for future attendees- It would help a lot, if you took a few minutes ahead of scheduled time, to find a comfortable spot to settle in and get all the technical details out of the way, so you can immerse fully in the experience right away. Lee is a great story teller, uses humor to engage with the participants. I will definitely look forward to other online experiences with this host
It was a lovely, refreshing online experience of Kyoto's shrines and learning about their significance. I left the session feeling much energized. A suggestion for future attendees…
Olga
April 2021
This was a very interactive and inclusive Airbnb online experience. A great weekend activity to do with family and friends. There was much to learn about the forests, surrounding region, and the art of meditation. Lee was very thoughtful, creative, and an all-around engaging host. Would recommend!
This was a very interactive and inclusive Airbnb online experience. A great weekend activity to do with family and friends. There was much to learn about the forests, surrounding r…

Choose from available dates

Book for a private group
4 available
  • Thu, Apr 22
    5:30 PM - 6:45 PM (EDT)
    Join 2 other guests
    $24 per person
  • Wed, May 12
    7:30 PM - 8:45 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $139 per group
  • Sat, May 15
    5:30 PM - 6:45 PM (EDT)
    Join 4 other guests
    $19 per person, previously $24
  • Mon, May 17
    5:30 PM - 6:45 PM (EDT)
    $19 per person, previously $24

Things to know

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.