Tours

Book walking tours designed for you to experience Kyoto and Nara in small, intimate groups.

The Alternative Fushimi Inari Walking Tour

Beyond the torii gates and into the world of Inari belief

The Fushimi Inari Shrine is more than its famous tunnels of vermillion-red torii gates. Dive deep into the world of Inari with this 3.5-hour narrated walking tour about dragons, political resistance, and the story behind Japan’s most successful religious franchise.

When:
Daily from 8:30am- 12:00pm
Time needed:
3.5 hours
Price: ¥6,000/person

You can also book this as a private tour.

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Taste single-origin Japanese teas

Brew and taste teas from independent Japanese tea farmers

Spend an afternoon exploring Nara’s historic Naramachi district and learning all about Japanese teas in a traditional townhouse. I’ll take you step-by-step through the whole process, including the ideal brewing temperatures, steeping times, and what to look out for in each tea.

When: 
2:30-4:30pm on selected days
Time needed:
2 hours
Price: ¥5,100/person

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Intellectually Stimulating

Craft Tabby tours are for travelers who are curious about things. We don’t just take you around places (you could do that on your own!). We give you the context and answer all your “whys”.

Very Small Group Tours

Large tour groups are no fun, especially when you’re trying to get around the narrow streets of Kyoto. Our groups are small and intimate: 2 to 8 travelers only. This way we get to interact with everyone on the tour.

No Tips and Gratuities

We do our best all the time. Plus Japan is a no-tipping country. Why should tour guides be any different?

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