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“Fantastic tour - so much more to see than what is on Instagram”
26 Jul 2018
“Best guide, ever!”
Crafting tours and experiences for the curious traveler. We take you on small-group or private tours that give you a hands-on experience and the cultural context you need to fully enjoy Japan.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho | Meet me at the second large torii gate of Fushimi Inari Taisha, Fushimi, Kyoto 605-0807, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an excellent tour that I have no difficulty recommending. The guide, Lee, is knowledgeable, personable and thoughtful, and shows a side of Fushimi Inari, and indeed Kyoto, that many don’t get the opportunity or think to see. I enjoyed this tour so much...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank littlemissredsoles
Reviewed 1 week ago

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! The mountain and shrines were beautiful, and with the New Year crowds,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tasha S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My fiancé and I loved this experience!! We so enjoyed biking with Lee, who was so kind and knowledgeable! It started pouring in the middle of our tour and Lee was able to redirect us a bit to get us under cover. We ended up...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Leslie C
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

Wow! The reviews are great but honestly barely do it justice. Most knowledgeable tour guide I’ve possibly ever had. The mountain and shrines were breathtakingly. It is a bit of a hike so come prepared.

2  Thank bartonrucker
leexianjie, Manager at Craft Tabby, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed the Alternative Fushimi Inari Walking Tour!

Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

It was not just an old fashion show-and-tell tour for tourists. It was a treat for all our senses and a wonderful learning experience. Lee shared a little bit about everything - mythical stories and philosophies; local perspectives on religious practices; the impact of historical...More

Thank smonelee
leexianjie, Manager at Craft Tabby, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2018

Thanks Simone! Glad you liked the walk. Always happy to help others fall in love with the mountain!

Reviewed 8 November 2018

If you're thinking of visiting Fushimi Inari, then I thoroughly recommend this EXCELLENT guided tour! Totally different to other tours, following the flag and stopping en masse and straining to hear the prepared lecture. This was more like having a knowledgable friend show you leisurely...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Baz B
leexianjie, Manager at Craft Tabby, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2018

Thank you for the kind words! I'm glad you enjoyed the walk!

Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

I was very impressed with Lee and this tour. He is extremely knowledgeable and really fun! We went to places I wouldn’t of gone to otherwise in Inari and I learned so much about the culture and religion there. I loved that he does small...More

2  Thank Aubrey T
Lee_Xianjie, Manager at Craft Tabby, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

Thanks Aubrey! Glad to have had you on the tour. ;)

Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing morning st the Shrine. Lee took us to the most amazing places on the hillside, and he is so knowledgable in so many fields, whether it is religion, Moss, gardens or whatever you ask. Highly recommended. Eva and Atle

2  Thank Eva Marit E
Lee_Xianjie, Manager at Craft Tabby, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Hello Eva & Atle, thanks for the kind words! I'm glad you enjoyed the walk!

Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

From the first email, this was professionally done. Clear map and directions were sent. We had a small group and although we started in the same place as everyone else, we walked off and saw many different things. I really enjoyed learning the similarities and...More

Thank Lynn G
Lee_Xianjie, Manager at Craft Tabby, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Hello Lynn, thanks so much for the review! I hope you now have your own loupe to look at moss!

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We did the tour today with Lee and 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 has a genuine passion for the...More

Thank Ciara N
Lee_Xianjie, Manager at Craft Tabby, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Hello Ciara! Thank you so much for the kind words! I'm really glad you enjoyed the tour and hope you'll have fun around Japan again.

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Joanne Y
12 October 2018|
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Response from leexianjie | Property representative |
Hello Joanne, parents are welcome to take children aged 8 and up on the tour (they must be registered as guests). Please be sure that they are ready to walk for 4 hours. This hike is generally unsuitable for children aged 8... More