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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Cherry Blossom Edition Kyoto Zen Garden

Kyoto, JapanPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Andrew

90 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

※ Parties of 2 or less **please** consider inviting others along to ensure that the host is fairly compensated.

※ Immersive and relaxing,. This experiences is great for families, private groups, and team-building events. A shorter format is available if necessary. Please inquire if your desired time is not shown.

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As we take a mystical early morning stroll along the famed Philosopher's Path, you will experience one the most revered cherry blossom viewing spots in Japan as if you are a local. No crowds, not tourists. Just you and I.

We will then arrive at a hidden Zen temple where we will spend time in one of Kyoto's finest gardens that was created hundreds of years ago by Zen monks, artists, and nobles. It is here that I will share with you deep insights into the world of Japanese gardens. Once we are finished you will certainly never see stones, plants, and water in the same way again.

※To Preview:
https://youtu.be/stVqy73OUZ8

As there will be plenty of time for discussion, this will be a meaningful experience considering Japanese design, philosophy and history while virtually exploring landscapes of unparalleled beauty.
※ Parties of 2 or less **please** consider inviting others along to ensure that the host is fairly compensated.

※ Immersive and relaxing,. This experiences is great for families, private groups, and team-building events. A shorter format is available if necessary. Please inquire if your desired time is not shown.

※ 5-star ratings from guests representing Google, Facebook, Apple, Airbnb, and others.

※ To view my ot…

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
    Andrew can host private groups of any size, up to 100 guests. Private group rates start at $92.
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Thu, Apr 15
$18 per person
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)
$18 per person
Thu, Apr 15
$18 per person
11:30 PM - 1:00 AM (EDT)
$18 per person
Thu, Apr 22
$18 per person
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
$18 per person

Meet your host, Andrew

Host on Airbnb since 2010
  • 66 Reviews
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Hello. I am a landscape designer living in Kyoto for the last decade. Over the last 3.5 years I have been leading walks of many of the amazing gardens here through my small business called An Design, which has become one of the highest rated tour companies in Kyoto.

Drawing on my 16 years of garden experience in the U.S. and Japan and my self-studies in Eastern philosophy since my early teens, I am able to provide experiences for my guests that are unique and from the heart.

As the only foreigner to graduate from the Kyoto Japanese Garden Training Program, I have gained insights to Japanese culture and gardens that are very rare for an outsider to obtain.

Come with me on an adventure away from the regular tourist route and immerse yourself in the exquisite and mystical nature of Kyoto.

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Insta: @an_design_kyot
Hello. I am a landscape designer living in Kyoto for the last decade. Over the last 3.5 years I have been leading walks of many of the amazing gardens here through my small business called An Design, which has become one of the highest rated tour companies in Kyoto.

Drawing on my 16 years of garden experience in the U.S. and Japan and my self-studies in Eastern philosophy since my early teens, I am able to provide experiences for my guests that are unique and from the heart.…
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Susan
April 2021
This experience was a beautiful glimpse into the world of cherry blossoms and the zen garden. Although being there in-person would have been the best way to experience it, Andrew did an admirable job in bringing the beauty and serenity of the gardens through the screen. He made the experience very personable and was more than happy to answer any questions we had. Thank you for a lovely experience, Andrew!
This experience was a beautiful glimpse into the world of cherry blossoms and the zen garden. Although being there in-person would have been the best way to experience it, Andrew d…
Rand
April 2021
Andrew is super friendly and knowledgeable. Best of all, he uses very little stock photos or videos, so it feels as close to getting a tour in real life as you can get. If you want to take a tour of Japanese Zen Gardens, Andrew's your guy!
Maggie
April 2021
Andrew provided a well-curated and thoughtful experience for us that made us feel transported to the beautiful Zen Gardens of Kyoto. Andrew was very knowledgeable and his passion for Japanese landscapes and design really shone through. Would definitely recommend!
Andrew provided a well-curated and thoughtful experience for us that made us feel transported to the beautiful Zen Gardens of Kyoto. Andrew was very knowledgeable and his passion f…
Grant And Lauren
April 2021
Time with Andrew is always well spent. I went on an in-person zen garden tour with Andrew in 2019 and was truly inspired. Andrew’s knowledge of zen gardens around Kyoto and the stories and philosophy behind them is really amazing. This virtual tour was a great way to visit Japan from the comfort of home. I highly recommend any tour, virtual or in-person, that Andrew puts together.
Time with Andrew is always well spent. I went on an in-person zen garden tour with Andrew in 2019 and was truly inspired. Andrew’s knowledge of zen gardens around Kyoto and the sto…
Jessica
April 2021
WOW! Andrew is truly a gem and his tours are top-notch. The thing I loved the most about Andrew's offerings is that he is a kind, attentive, and knowledgable host. He truly does everything he can to make us all feel right at home and in the best mindset to have a special experience and take in the sights and new information. I highly recommend that you meet Andrew and share a special occasion with your friends and family members with him. He is brilliant and genuine! 10/10 A++
WOW! Andrew is truly a gem and his tours are top-notch. The thing I loved the most about Andrew's offerings is that he is a kind, attentive, and knowledgable host. He truly does ev…
Mengwen
April 2021
My friends and I had a great time in this experience and were impressed by Andrew's knowledge as well as his love into zen gardens. Strongly recommend this experience to people who would like to enjoy the calmness and beauty of cherry blooming!
My friends and I had a great time in this experience and were impressed by Andrew's knowledge as well as his love into zen gardens. Strongly recommend this experience to people who…

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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.