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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 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.

✔ Interactive experience with quizzes and activities
✔ Celebrate birthdays & anniversaries in a meaningful way - also perfect for couples
✔ 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 $137.

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
Tue, Apr 13
$23 per person
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM (EDT)
$23 per person
Tue, Apr 13
$23 per person
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM (EDT)
$23 per person
Sat, Apr 17
$23 per person
1:30 AM - 2:45 AM (EDT)
Join 5 other guests
$23 per person

Meet your host, Lee

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 511 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 4.98 out of 5 from 511 reviews.

Jay
April 2021
The Best online experience I’ve ever taken. It’s definitely worthy. I would love to go back to Kyoto right now after joining Lee’s experience. Lee is such a cool and nice guy. He knows what he is doing and he is the real one. Learned a lot from him. If you are consider doing it or not, I highly recommend this experience!
The Best online experience I’ve ever taken. It’s definitely worthy. I would love to go back to Kyoto right now after joining Lee’s experience. Lee is such a cool and nice guy. He k…
Sara
March 2021
This experience was amazing! Lee is a great host and I learned a lot about meditation and forest bathing. I felt like I took an hour and a half trip to Japan. The video of the shrines and forest were beautiful.
Rao
March 2021
I had a wonderful time visiting Fushimi Inari Shrine virtually with Lee. Lee is a great host with an amazing knowledge of the Japanese tradition. I really want to visit Kyoto in person!
Meghan
March 2021
We absolutely LOVED Lee's forest bathing in Kyoto experience. I organized a group "trip" to Kyoto for an undergraduate dorm at Harvard. The students and staff associated with the house truly enjoyed the experience. Lee was friendly and engaging and we all learned a lot from the journey. I highly recommend this experience! It is particularly great if you are looking to unwind and see some stunning views of Japan.
We absolutely LOVED Lee's forest bathing in Kyoto experience. I organized a group "trip" to Kyoto for an undergraduate dorm at Harvard. The students and staff associated with the h…
Stephanie
March 2021
Lee created a wonderful personalized experience for my family as we celebrated my husband's birthday. His knowledge of Kyoto was impressive and his energy and enthusiasm were just right. My family had a lot of fun exploring the shrines and learning together through this event. Highly recommend if you're interested in Japan!
Lee created a wonderful personalized experience for my family as we celebrated my husband's birthday. His knowledge of Kyoto was impressive and his energy and enthusiasm were just…
Lauren
March 2021
Lee was an amazing host and led our private corporate group event excellently! He is great at making sure everyone has fun and is active during the event. We loved it and I would recommend his experience to anyone and everyone who loves nature : )
Lee was an amazing host and led our private corporate group event excellently! He is great at making sure everyone has fun and is active during the event. We loved it and I would r…

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  • Tue, Apr 13
    5:30 PM - 6:45 PM (EDT)
    $23 per person
  • Tue, Apr 13
    7:30 PM - 8:45 PM (EDT)
    $23 per person
  • Sat, Apr 17
    1:30 AM - 2:45 AM (EDT)
    Join 5 other guests
    $23 per person
  • Sat, Apr 17
    5:30 PM - 6:45 PM (EDT)
    Join 5 other guests
    $23 per person
  • Sun, Apr 18
    5:30 PM - 6:45 PM (EDT)
    Join 2 other guests
    $23 per person
  • Mon, Apr 19
    5:30 PM - 6:45 PM (EDT)
    $23 per person
  • Mon, Apr 19
    7:30 PM - 8:45 PM (EDT)
    Join 2 other guests
    $23 per person

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.