ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Mystical and Hidden Kyoto

Kyoto, JapanPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Andrew

90 mins, Hosted in English
Join online
Meet your host live on Zoom.
Up to 6 people
Private groups available for up to 100.

What you'll do

///Captivating, Immersive, and Powerful. Explore the mystical parts of Kyoto where even the locals don't go.///

※Inquire if your desired time is not shown. Weekday sessions are available upon request.

※Great for families, friends, and team-building events. A shorter format is available upon request.

※5-stars from Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Apple, Airbnb, IBM, Starbucks, Amazon, and others.

SCHEDULE SEPT:
See Below in "WHAT TO BRING" section or
https://www.andesignkyoto.com/booking_septairbnb

A) WALK AMONG 1200 BUDDHAS
Get insider access to one of the most unique temples in all of Kyoto. Hidden in the mountains, we will virtually explore the mystical grounds and relive the story that brought this temple back to life after WWII.

TRAILER: https://youtu.be/uD9HKJyRsLsPk

B) MEDIEVAL TOWN AND MONKS
Visit an ancient town where monks from Mount Hiei come to rest and recharge between bouts of intense spiritual training. You will hear about the training that pushes these monks to extreme limits in their quest to reach enlightenment.

TRAILER: https://youtu.be/wiSERUfptVw

C) HIDDEN ZEN GARDEN
Occupy one of Kyoto's magical gardens created hundreds of years ago by Zen monks and nobles. As we stroll the garden you will hear deep insights that will allow you to appreciate the Japanese garden for much more than just it’s physical beauty.

TRAILER: https://youtu.be/otSGHlMtHWE
///Captivating, Immersive, and Powerful. Explore the mystical parts of Kyoto where even the locals don't go.///

※Inquire if your desired time is not shown. Weekday sessions are available upon request.

※Great for families, friends, and team-building events. A shorter format is available upon request.

※5-stars from Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Apple, Airbnb, IBM, Starbucks, Amazon, and others.

SCHEDULE S…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Andrew can host private groups of any size, up to 100 guests. Private group rates start at ﺩ.ﺇ336.

What to bring

  • SEPTEMBER SCHEDULE
  • Sept. 4 EST Medieval Town ※ Sept. 5 EST Medieval Town
  • Sept. 12 EST 1200 Buddhas ※ Sept. 13 EST Medieval Town
  • Sept. 18 EST Zen Garden ※ Sept. 19 EST Medieval Town
  • Sept. 25 EST Medieval Town

Meet your host, Andrew

Host on Airbnb since 2010
  • 329 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hello. I am a landscape designer living in Kyoto for the last decade. Over the last 3.5 years I have been leading walks of many of the amazing gardens here through my small business called An Design, which has become one of the highest rated tour companies in Kyoto.

Drawing on my 16 years of garden experience in the U.S. and Japan and my self-studies in Eastern philosophy since my early teens, I am able to provide experiences for my guests that are unique and from the heart.

As the only foreigner to graduate from the Kyoto Japanese Garden Training Program, I have gained insights to Japanese culture and gardens that are very rare for an outsider to obtain.

Come with me on an adventure away from the regular tourist route and immerse yourself in the exquisite and mystical nature of Kyoto.

FB: An Design Kyoto
Insta: @an_design_kyoto
Hello. I am a landscape designer living in Kyoto for the last decade. Over the last 3.5 years I have been leading walks of many of the amazing gardens here through my small business called An Design, which has become one of the highest rated tour companies in Kyoto.

Drawing on my 16 years of garden experience in the U.S. and Japan and my self-studies in Eastern philosophy since my early teens, I am able to provide experiences for my guests that are unique and from the heart.…
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ﺩ.ﺇ68 per person
ﺩ.ﺇ68 per person
From ﺩ.ﺇ336 per group
Private groups only
From ﺩ.ﺇ336 per group
From ﺩ.ﺇ336 per group
Private groups only
From ﺩ.ﺇ336 per group

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Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 329 reviews.

Evan
September 2021
If it’s possible to travel to a location without leaving your house, Andrew has made that experience possible with our tour in Kyoto. It was a great mix of history, culture, and perspectives beyond the typical attractions that Japan usually draws. For both the experienced and novice traveler, these tours provide hidden gems that all will enjoy. Definitely recommend.
Fyfe
September 2021
Andrew's tour was great - it was fascinating learning about the temple and his knowledge and enthusiasm was clear and made the online tour come alive.
Wilson
August 2021
Andrew's experience was great! He was clearly very knowledgable about subjects of the tour, and taught our team quite a few neat facts that we wouldn't have known otherwise. Definitely highly recommended!
Kerry
August 2021
I purchased this experience for my mum. She found it to be really interesting and enjoyable. She wishes history had been taught like this when she was at school. It was great to see a different part of Kyoto, not just the tourist section. Mum feels inspired to travel back to Japan again!
Caroline
August 2021
This was an amazing experience. I have been practicing Zen Buddhism for a while now and found this experience soothing, calming and relaxing. Andrew is a wonderful guide and knows a lot about Japanese culture and Zen meditation, along with the history of the temples. A wonderful experience in learning about Kyooto.
Daniela
July 2021
I booked this experience for my parents as a present and they had the most incredible time. They said the tour was beautiful, very well-done and that they learned so much from Andrew. They also really enjoyed connecting with Andrew and hearing about his life and his time living in Kyoto. My family now wants to plan a trip to Kyoto as soon as we can. Thank you so much Andrew, this turned out to be a great gift!

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  • Sat, Sep 25
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
    ﺩ.ﺇ68 per person
  • Sun, Oct 3
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From ﺩ.ﺇ336 per group
  • Sun, Oct 3
    8:30 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)
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    From ﺩ.ﺇ336 per group
  • Mon, Oct 4
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (EDT)
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    From ﺩ.ﺇ336 per group
  • Mon, Oct 4
    8:30 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From ﺩ.ﺇ336 per group
  • Tue, Oct 5
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From ﺩ.ﺇ336 per group
  • Tue, Oct 5
    8:30 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From ﺩ.ﺇ336 per group
  • Wed, Oct 6
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From ﺩ.ﺇ336 per group

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.