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Creepy Japan—the Wizard of Ancient Kyoto

Creepy Japan—the Wizard of Ancient Kyoto

Duration:1.5 hours total
Languages:Offered in English
Availability for this experience is rare.

About your host

I love Japanese monsters and ghosts, and I've learned quite a lot about both in the 13 years I've lived here. It's so fun being able to share my knowledge with you. Please join all my Creepy Japan Experiences! See all my experiences here: http://www.zapmymind.com/p/visiting-kobe-try-exciting-experience.html I'm Professor Jay Tee, Asia's "Lightning-fast Hypnotist." How about a Shocking,…
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What we’ll do

I'll meet you at Karasuma on Shijo St. and we'll take the subway to Marutamachi station. Walking and/or on the subway, I'm going to teach you the legend of Abe-no-Seimei, a powerful Good Wizard from more than a thousand years ago. It's amazing to me how unknown he remains outside Japan. Seimei's main symbol is the five-pointed star, often depicted with the points connected by lines, becoming…

What else you should know

This is NOT one of my hypnotic Experiences, this is a walking tour. It's a fairly long walk, so bringing small kids is not a great idea unless they are in a carrier/stroller. We walk along roads, most do not have a sidewalk. The road surface can be rough--but Hey, Kyoto is over 1,200 years old!

What to bring

Please bring an open mind. This is the story of a legend, and all legends are originally based on fact. Excess skepticism is no fun, even for you.
Wear warm/cool clothing, umbrella/raincoat, sunscreen/hat, etc. Please prepare for the weather! This is an outdoor walk, and you need to be ready for it.
NOTE: This tour continues straight into Creepy Japan—Old Kyoto's Monster Street (https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/957428) when you buy both!

Where you'll be

We meet OUTSIDE the Hankyu line Karasuma station/Subway Karasuma line Shijo station exit. (Please see the pic!) We take the subway to Marutamachi station. Then we walk to Seimei Shrine. On the way, I'll take you along Seimei's magical defensive lines and explain how they worked. We enjoy the Shrine for awhile as I teach you about Seimei. Then, I take you to the secret place where Seimai's assistants once "lived."

Upcoming availability

Sun, Jul 28    From 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM.
$36 per person
10 of 10 spots left
Availability for this experience is rare.

Keep these in mind

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 10 guests ages 2 and up can attend.

More tips

This is NOT one of my hypnotic Experiences, this is a walking tour. It's a fairly long walk, so bringing small kids is not a great idea unless they are in a carrier/stroller. We walk along roads, most do not have a sidewalk. The road surface can be rough--but Hey, Kyoto is over 1,200 years old!
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history walk
Creepy Japan—the Wizard of Ancient Kyoto
New experience
$36 per person
New experience
$36 per person