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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Explore Kyoto Where Unique Old Gods Live

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 290 reviews.京都市, JapanPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Kentaro

90 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 25
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Welcome to Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan! I promise this experience will open a whole new world to you!

Let me tell you the details of the experience. This virtual trip to Kyoto will be composed of 2 different video contents.

One is 5-8 min HD videos(it will be 720p video via Zoom) that will makes you feel like really walking in the town, mostly in the classically holy places like shrines and temples. I'll tell you some legendary and historical stories and we'll discuss what Japanese believe in, that will makes you find a little happiness in your everyday life. You will be amazed with Hair comb grave mound, Revenge god, Pandemic god, Toilet god, the most instagrammable temple and 1400 year-old Buddhist tower.

The other is 30 of different short videos from Japanese everyday lives, not related to legendary or devin stories but more everyday like "Recent Kyoto downtown", "The sound of rain in the Zen temple", "Kimono studio", "Tokyo Rush Hour" etc..

And also I will share a lot my personal family stories, my family has been a rice farmer over 200 years in the northern countryside of Japan. Like what my grandma and grandpa told me when I was little that will help you understand Japanese mindset very well.
Welcome to Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan! I promise this experience will open a whole new world to you!

Let me tell you the details of the experience. This virtual trip to Kyoto will be composed of 2 different video contents.

One is 5-8 min HD videos(it will be 720p video via Zoom) that will makes you feel like really walking in the town, mostly in the classically holy places like shrines and temples. I'll tell you…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Download Zoom for free on a 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
    Kentaro can host private groups of any size, up to 25 guests. Private group rates start at $84.

What to bring

  • Recommend laptop that can connect to audio and video, phone and tablet would be too small display to enjoy the videos.
  • Wifi or good internet connection( better to have the speed over 25Mb)
  • Yourself( better to keep turning on self-video that makes easier to see reactions each other)
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Fri, Sep 25
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
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Mon, Sep 28
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
Join 5 other guests
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Fri, Oct 2
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
$13 per person
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Meet your host, Kentaro

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 290 Reviews
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I'm Ken lives in Kyoto, the ancient Japan. I'm a professional tour guide and running the tour agent "Ken's Tours Kyoto" (Instagram@kenstourskyoto). I've been deeply fascinated by this ancient capital, its history, and its culture.
I've been guiding over 3000 clients just for 3 years since 2016. I was working very hard and was ranked and awarded as Japan's BEST30 TOUR GUIDE on TripAdvisor. Gratefully 99% of my clients gave me 5 stars and now I have over 1300 of 5 star reviews on Airbnb and TripAdvisor. Also I work as a fixer in Kyoto who sets up shooting PV, movie, TV drama.

If you're interested in my offline experiences,
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I'm Ken lives in Kyoto, the ancient Japan. I'm a professional tour guide and running the tour agent "Ken's Tours Kyoto" (Instagram@kenstourskyoto). I've been deeply fascinated by this ancient capital, its history, and its culture.
I've been guiding over 3000 clients just for 3 years since 2016. I was working very hard and was ranked and awarded as Japan's BEST30 TOUR GUIDE on TripAdvisor. Gratefully 99% of my clients gave me 5 stars and now I have over 1300 of 5 star reviews on Airbnb and…
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Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 290 reviews.

Dawn
September 2020
We learned a lot from Ken's personal insights and family stories. I liked that some of the video was shot very recently and reflected the current state of the world during the pandemic so we could have this shared common experience. So many of the streets were empty which also added to their beauty because details of the locations were more visible. Ken was a great host and involved all his guests in the experience.
We learned a lot from Ken's personal insights and family stories. I liked that some of the video was shot very recently and reflected the current state of the world during the pan…
Kana
September 2020
とても楽しかったです。京都にまた行きたくなりました!ありがとうございました!
Sayuri
September 2020
I have been twice in Kyoto and Ken experience added a lot in my point of view about the city. I highly recommend his tour and hopefully soon we will be able to visit Japan again and Kansai is always on my mind, when I think about Japan. Thank you Ken for organizing the experience and for the awesome selecion of videos an information!! どうもありがとうございます! よろしくお願いします
I have been twice in Kyoto and Ken experience added a lot in my point of view about the city. I highly recommend his tour and hopefully soon we will be able to visit Japan again an…
Lauren
September 2020
Ken was great! He balances the virtual tour of different temples and shrines with getting to know the attendees and sharing his personal stories. He even included ways of personalizing the tour. Ken was very knowledgeable and welcoming. It was a great experience!
Ken was great! He balances the virtual tour of different temples and shrines with getting to know the attendees and sharing his personal stories. He even included ways of personali…
Jose
September 2020
For a moment I felt I was in Kyoto. This is one of the best experiences I have taken in Airbnb. I know who to call when I finally travel to Kyoto.
Maria
September 2020
This experience exceeded all my expectations! I think it's very unique, and Kentaro is one of the best guides in Kyoto. Through videos and the detailed informations presented in a special way, I really felt that I was there.I loved every single part of it and of course that I highly recommend it.
This experience exceeded all my expectations! I think it's very unique, and Kentaro is one of the best guides in Kyoto. Through videos and the detailed informations presented in a…

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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.

More tips

Let's do 4 things to make it the best experience.
(1)Recommend Laptop to join because phone's display would be too small to enjoy.
(2)Good internet connection(better to get over 25mbps).
(3)Turn on self-video to make it easier to see face-reactions each other.
(4)Mute on when hear but off when talk.