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Discover the Alternative Fushimi Inari

Discover the Alternative Fushimi Inari

Duration:4 hours total
Includes:Equipment
Languages:Offered in English
Over 300 people rated this experience 5 stars.

About your host

The 3 of us are Inari fanatics who love researching the Inari faith. We each have a different perspective on what's going on at Fushimi Inari. Learn how politics has affected the shrine with Lee, a Waseda University political science graduate who used to make documentaries for Al Jazeera. Take a comparative religious stance with Gulay, who will draw on her knowledge of archaeology, Byzantine…
Lee, Gulay, Saliza
Lee, Gulay, Saliza
Lee, Gulay, Saliza
Lee, Gulay, Saliza

What we’ll do

Dragons. Waterfalls. Political control. The Fushimi Inari Shrine is so more than its famous torii gates. Most people are satisfied by a scenic view of Kyoto and the forested trails through the mountain. We'll go through the main shrine, but we'll also go deeper. Much deeper. Visit tree gods and get your divination interpreted for you. Drink healing water from a hidden waterfall. Meet the locals…

What else you should know

We like to allow you to relax on the quiet paths after the summit so this hike may end up to 30 minutes later than scheduled. The end time depends on the pace of the other guests on the hike.

What I’ll provide

Equipment
Mosquito repellent (for the summer months)

What to bring

Good walking shoes (hiking shoes if possible)
A bottle of water
One ¥5 or ¥10 coin as an offering, and about ¥500 for snacks or refreshments from the huts along the way (optional).
¥300 as a donation to the Zen temple we'll visit at the end

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Where you'll be

After going through the main shrine to understand the contemporary practices at the shrine, we will be going onto alternative trails to see what other tourists won't - hidden springs, sacred waterfalls, and Buddhist statues that reflect the syncretic beliefs at Fushimi Inari. Don't miss out on a hike that will take you through the Buddhist & Shinto beliefs on Mount Inari and the unpaved, forested trails that only locals know about.

Upcoming availability

If you don’t see availability for the time you are looking for, you can .
Tue, Jul 30    From 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
$58 per person
6 of 6 spots left
Over 300 people rated this experience 5 stars.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

More tips

We like to allow you to relax on the quiet paths after the summit so this hike may end up to 30 minutes later than scheduled. The end time depends on the pace of the other guests on the hike.
Lee, Gulay, Saliza
guided hike
Discover the Alternative Fushimi Inari
307 reviews
$58 per person
307 reviews
$58 per person