The Alternative Fushimi Inari Walking Tour
Hike to hidden waterfalls and get away from the crowds
Dragons. Waterfalls. Political control. The Fushimi Inari Shrine is so more than its famous tunnels of vermillion-red torii gates. Most people are satisfied by a scenic view of southern Kyoto City and by the forested trails through the mountain. But we'll go deeper. Much deeper.
The Hidden Water Cycling Tour of Kyoto
Drink from hidden wells and discover the city’s hidden water trade
Kyoto is famous for its tofu, sake, and tea because of its crystal-clear underground water. It also has a darker underbelly — the hidden water trade. Come and drink from Kyoto’s historic wells, visit a former red light district, and perhaps even spot a geisha or two.
Walking in the Gardens of the Gods
Enter into the meditative world of the gods at Tofukuji’s best temples
Learn how modernism in the West influenced one of Kyoto's greatest garden designers, the hidden meanings behind the gardens' architecture, and how ancient Japanese and Chinese ideas of the gods manifest in Zen gardens on this walk. From October to June only.
Running from must-sees to must-goes can leave you feeling templed-out really quickly. Ditch your checklists. Dive deep into Kyoto’s history and culture on one of our tours.
Our tours are unlike any other. But don’t take our word for it. Read our guests’ 5-star reviews on TripAdvisor and Airbnb.
“Wonderful, informative and amazing” - Sandra, United Kingdom
”See places you would normally never find.” - Raphael, Germany
”The highlight of our whole Japan trip” - Jayde, Australia