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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Discover a diversity of deities in Kyoto

京都市, JapanPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Kentaro

75 minsHosted in English
Join online
Meet your host live on Zoom.
Up to 8 people
Private groups available for up to 30.

What you'll do

★This is an interactive experience and great for team-building to reunion with your colleagues, partner and family. Book a private experience for your group. If the dates on calendar is not suitable then please give me a request for new date and timing.

Kyoto is famed for its shrines and temples, which are full of countless unique stories that will astonish you, making you fall in love with and connect yourself to their ancient history.

In this virtual interactive experience we visit Kyoto's shrines and temples through high-quality videos I've recorded. You'll hear and see what Japanese believe in and practice, its principal and traditional customs.

I will be narrating based on my Japanese childhood. I was born and raised in a 200 year-old rice farmer and my grandma always said "Ken, 8 million gods live in Japan, even in a single grain of rice so be grateful to everything and everybody".

As my grandma said there is a rich diversity of deities in Japan, especially in Kyoto. We'll visit a couple of shrines and temples and discover the background of the elder deities there and learn Japanese way of thinking that would be helpful to our everyday lives too.
★This is an interactive experience and great for team-building to reunion with your colleagues, partner and family. Book a private experience for your group. If the dates on calendar is not suitable then please give me a request for new date and timing.

Kyoto is famed for its shrines and temples, which are full of countless unique stories that will astonish you, making you fall in love with and connect yourself to their ancient histor…

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
    Kentaro can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at $122.

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)

Meet your host, Kentaro

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 317 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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,
Teabreak With Maiko : https://www.airbnb.jp/experiences/672200
Gion Walking Tour : https://www.airbnb.jp/experiences/166278
Gion Evening Tour : https://www.airbnb.jp/experiences/370381
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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From $18
/ person
Sat, Apr 17
From $122 per group
4:30 AM - 5:45 AM (EDT)
Private groups only
From $122 per group
Sat, Apr 17
From $122 per group
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM (EDT)
Private groups only
From $122 per group
Sun, Apr 18
From $122 per group
4:30 AM - 5:45 AM (EDT)
Private groups only
From $122 per group
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Shelby
March 2021
Ken was wonderful! The experience was engaging, interesting and great for large groups or families. Ken was personable, funny and a pleasure to meet. I would recommend!
Raman
February 2021
Great session with Kentaro in which we explored many different places and learnt about the different deities and religions of Japan. Kentaro was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and by the end of the session I had learnt a lot! Would highly recommend.
Great session with Kentaro in which we explored many different places and learnt about the different deities and religions of Japan. Kentaro was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic…
Mehreen
February 2021
I was meant to go to Kyoto last year but obviously my trip was cancelled; I decided to book my first virtual experience with Kentaro and didn’t really know what to expect but found it really interesting and learned a lot about Sinto culture; thank you Kentaro.
I was meant to go to Kyoto last year but obviously my trip was cancelled; I decided to book my first virtual experience with Kentaro and didn’t really know what to expect but found…
Andrea
December 2020
Thanks Kentaro! Our family had a great time hearing about Kyoto and your life in Japan. My mom had been planning a trip to Japan in 2020 that, obviously, has had to be postponed and I have always wanted to visit during cherry blossom season, so this was a great way to tide us over until we can visit. It also allowed our whole family to join for a unique and interesting experience together over the holidays when we could not physically be together. We all loved meeting you and learning about the incredible Japanese culture! We wish you the best and hope to see you one day in person! Andrea and family
Thanks Kentaro! Our family had a great time hearing about Kyoto and your life in Japan. My mom had been planning a trip to Japan in 2020 that, obviously, has had to be postponed an…
Bradley & Jenny
October 2020
Wow, you learn so much about the Shinto religion and about Japanese culture in this tour. Plus we loved the addition of other videos of Japan. Thank you so much for creating such an interactive virtual tour! It opened up our eyes in surprise and plenty of times we were laughing very much! We truly felt like we were on an actual group tour with you and we'll be encouraging our friends to come on your tour as well.
Wow, you learn so much about the Shinto religion and about Japanese culture in this tour. Plus we loved the addition of other videos of Japan. Thank you so much for creating such…
Leilei
October 2020
Ken is very passionate. He prepares the event so well, even have a background music before the official start of the event. I highly appreciate his thoughtfulness. Besides, I fully enjoyed his passion to share Japanese culture. He introduced the cultural from a unique perspective, which makes it a lot fun and easier to feel connected. Thank you so much, Ken!
Ken is very passionate. He prepares the event so well, even have a background music before the official start of the event. I highly appreciate his thoughtfulness. Besides, I fully…

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  • Sat, Apr 17
    4:30 AM - 5:45 AM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $122 per group
  • Sat, Apr 17
    4:00 PM - 5:15 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $122 per group
  • Sun, Apr 18
    4:30 AM - 5:45 AM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $122 per group
  • Sun, Apr 18
    5:30 PM - 6:45 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $122 per group
  • Mon, Apr 19
    4:30 AM - 5:45 AM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $122 per group
  • Mon, Apr 19
    4:00 PM - 5:15 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $122 per group
  • Tue, Apr 20
    4:30 AM - 5:45 AM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $122 per group
  • Tue, Apr 20
    5:30 PM - 6:45 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $122 per group

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.