This is not just some average business as usual tour, it was such a great spiritual experience.
We are a family of four with two boys 10 and 12 who booked the tour hoping to get an introduction to the less well known side of Kyoto with a local guide. We got all that and more!
We cannot recommend Lee’s tour of Fushimi Inari enough. He is brimming with knowledge and stories; we left wishing we had recorded the whole morning so we could recall everything we had learned!
I have to say after years of travelling and going on various different tours this was hands down the most informative, thoughtful and well presented tour I have ever experienced.
Lee is an amazingly knowledgeable guide, friendly and open to free-wheeling questions. He brings together knowledge of Kyoto’s history, politics, ecology and religion, telling a compelling story about water. From springwater used to bathe imperial babies to sacred waters revealing your fortune — I learned so much, had a super fun time and a great bicycle ride as well!
The tour is unlike any other you’ll find for this area and at times your small group will be the only one in the area you are in...
Quirky, fun and off the beaten track. Highly rated!
We booked this tour because it was starting to get boring going to shrines and temples, watching what was going on, taking a few photos, and going on to the next one - without understanding what any of it meant. We came out the tour with some understanding of the historic, cultural, and religious context around the Fushimi Inari Shrine.
What an awesome way to spend half a day. I have been to some of the places in the tour previously but didn’t take a tour. This time round I learnt so much of the stories, history, and folklore.
An incredibly entertaining and soul-touching tour! We got to see a lot and learn a lot. We got to touch the culture, to learn about the religion and explore many, many shrines, temples and water sources!
Wow! We love, love, loved Lee’s tour. I can’t add any more to the amazing reviews... It has been the highlight of our Kyoto stay.