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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Explore Kyoto Where Unique Old Gods Live

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 287 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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Wed, Sep 23
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
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Thu, Sep 24
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
$13 per person
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Fri, Sep 25
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
$13 per person
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Meet your host, Kentaro

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 287 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.

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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 287 reviews.

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…
Chun How
September 2020
Highly recommended! Ken is a really great story teller and his video was high quality and really great in getting us immense into Kyoto! I really feel like traveling to Japan after this experience. Thanks Ken!
Mikari
September 2020
I had a great experience to go around some interesting historical spots in Kyoto with Ken san today. I can tell that he was friendly and open-minded. His virtual tour was well organized. He was a good storyteller with good knowledge of history and insights about the culture. I also enjoyed his abundant volume of videos and pictures which he himself took and edited. He never got me bored during 1 and 1/2 hours. I would highly recommend his virtual tours and would love to join his real tour hopefully very soon.
I had a great experience to go around some interesting historical spots in Kyoto with Ken san today. I can tell that he was friendly and open-minded. His virtual tour was well or…
Lei
September 2020
Ken is such a wonderful tour guide. In the beginning, he shared his personal stories, which was fascinating and made us really connected. During the virtual tour, you will feel immersed in a real tour experience in Shito Shrines and Temples through a video he shot by himself while taking a stroll through the allies in Kyoto. Ken is definitely an expert, and I was drawn to those gods stories he told during the tour. Besides the Shinto videos, he also showed us some footage about Japan's culture, like dead haircomb ceremony, which was beyong mesmerizing. I would highly recommand his tour to anyone who is interested in exploring the Kyoto.
Ken is such a wonderful tour guide. In the beginning, he shared his personal stories, which was fascinating and made us really connected. During the virtual tour, you will feel imm…

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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.