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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Revealing Kyoto

Kyoto, JapanPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Andrew

90 mins
Up to 6 people. Private groups available for up to 100
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

"REVEALING KYOTO" is a multi-part series that brings you deep into the heart of Japan. Led by a Japanese garden expert, you will experience culture in a way that you never have before.

※CURRENTLY SHOWING: An Ancient Temple Transformed (Oct.1- Dec. 31)

※AN ANCIENT TEMPLE TRANSFORMED
Otagi Nenbutsu-ji is a temple that fell on hard times after WWII. In an effort to restore it, an ambitious art project was initiated that brought regular people from all over Japan together to carve 1,200 rakan, or followers of the Buddha, out of stone.

In this online experience, we will follow the artistic transformation of this temple and intimately experience the power it emanates. This truly unique and uplifting story will undoubtedly fill your heart with joy and inspiration.

To Preview:
https://youtu.be/uD9HKJyRsLs

※ZEN GARDEN, ZEN MIND
Experience the restorative power of nature and art while you virtually travel to Japan and immerse yourself in the Zen garden at Konchi-in. While occupying one of Kyoto's magical and sacred spaces created hundreds of years ago you will hear deep insights into the world of Japanese gardens.

To Preview:
https://youtu.be/-iZwnXwzSFQ

※ Both Experiences are great for private groups, team-building and birthday events.
"REVEALING KYOTO" is a multi-part series that brings you deep into the heart of Japan. Led by a Japanese garden expert, you will experience culture in a way that you never have before.

※CURRENTLY SHOWING: An Ancient Temple Transformed (Oct.1- Dec. 31)

※AN ANCIENT TEMPLE TRANSFORMED
Otagi Nenbutsu-ji is a temple that fell on hard times after WWII. In an effort to restore it, an ambitious art project was initiated that br…

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 G$19,802.
  • Request availability
    Can’t find a date that works? Andrew can schedule and customize an experience based on your preferences.

What to bring

  • A pen and paper might come in handy to take down notes on topics you find interesting or to write down questions that come to mind.
From G$3,301
/ person
Wed, Nov 25
11:00 PM - 12:30 AM (EST)
G$3,301 per person
G$3,301 per person
Thu, Nov 26
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM (EST)
G$3,301 per person
G$3,301 per person
Thu, Nov 26
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
G$3,301 per person
G$3,301 per person

Meet your host, Andrew

Host on Airbnb since 2010
  • 207 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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Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 207 reviews.

Shun
November 2020
This tour was really amazing. I am Japanese but lots of things were given by Andrew. He is a really professional master of Kyoto. I strongly recommend this tour if you are interested in visiting Japan because he, of course, tells you about Kyoto, also Japanese habits as well.
This tour was really amazing. I am Japanese but lots of things were given by Andrew. He is a really professional master of Kyoto. I strongly recommend this tour if you are interes…
Ash
November 2020
It’s been two years since my last visit to Kyoto when I met Andrew, it has been an unforgettable experience going around visiting amazing sites with a guide as knowledgeable and altogether interesting as Andrew. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first learnt of his online experience but I must say it is definitely worthwhile. It is obvious that Andrew put a lot of effort and time into making the journey not only engaging but also educational and calming at the same time. I would recommend this to anyone who has any sort of appreciation for art or just simply interested in a compelling story to give this experience a go, I guarantee you will not regret it. 10/10
It’s been two years since my last visit to Kyoto when I met Andrew, it has been an unforgettable experience going around visiting amazing sites with a guide as knowledgeable and al…
Molly
November 2020
very much miss the peace and groundedness from kyoto since my visit last year. joined andrew again and the virtual experience is just as good (:
Allison
November 2020
What a fun window into beautiful, serene Kyoto! Andrew, the host, is extremely knowledgeable about the temples he took us to and was a great conversationalist as well as tour guide. Enjoyable experience!
Julia
November 2020
It was absolutely great! If you're reading this review and considering booking an experience - go for it! Andrew is an excellent narrator, he did everything so we could feel the atmosphere.
Emily
November 2020
Fantastic experience. Andrew's tour was so insightful and captivating. He was also a very engaging and thoughtful host, encouraging participation from all attendees including my 10 year old daughter. Highly recommended

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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.