At a moderately slow tempo, you can take it in Zen temples and gardens in Arashiyama area of Kyoto

US $371.00 / Group

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Hi! I'm Kiyomi Goto.

I will guide you!

Description of this tour

1)To visit Arashiyama area to view the renowned Bamboo Grove, 2) To visit Tenryu-ji Temple ( World Heritage Site), 3) To visit Taizo-in sub-temple of Myo-shin-ji Zen Temple, 4) To taste Matcha powdered green tea (option)

My aim of achieving is to inform Japanese culture and Japanese things worth spreading to others for the better world. I regard it as a mission in my life.
I have traveled 22 countries in the world and have lived in five countries for two to three years each and have associated with great many people from diversified field. So I hope I could be of any assistance while having a tour in Japan, especially repeatedly visited worldly renown city of Kyoto.


Sample Tour Timeline

09:00 AM
Kyoto JR Station

To meet for the tour of the day and start the tour from this point

09:00 AM
Kyoto JR Station

To meet for the tour of the day and start the tour from this point

10:00 AM
Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

To visit the renowned Bamboo Grove to stroll around to take some photos and relax

10:00 AM
Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

To visit the renowned Bamboo Grove to stroll around to take some photos and relax

11:00 AM
Tenryu-ji Temple (World Heritage Site)

To get to know more about Zen temple by strolling around its Zen oriented garden and main hall

11:00 AM
Tenryu-ji Temple (World Heritage Site)

To get to know more about Zen temple by strolling around its Zen oriented garden and main hall

12:30 PM
Lunch at near by restaurant of your choice in Arashiyama area

To try to taste local cuisine of Kyoto, Arashiyama of your preferred meal

12:30 PM
Lunch at near by restaurant of your choice in Arashiyama area

To try to taste local cuisine of Kyoto, Arashiyama of your preferred meal

02:00 PM
Myo-shin-ji Temple, Taizo-in sub-temple

To enjoy appreciating superb Zen garden and its designated a national treasure, "Hyo-nen-zu" Suiboku-ga or monochrome ink-wash painting depicted by Josetsu

02:00 PM
Myo-shin-ji Temple, Taizo-in sub-temple

To enjoy appreciating superb Zen garden and its designated a national treasure, "Hyo-nen-zu" Suiboku-ga or monochrome ink-wash painting depicted by Josetsu

03:00 PM
Myo-shin-ji temple, Shunko-in sub temple

To visit and meet the English-speaking resident priest of Shunko-in and ask about Zen and explore the hall of this sub-temple

03:00 PM
Myo-shin-ji temple, Shunko-in sub temple

To visit and meet the English-speaking resident priest of Shunko-in and ask about Zen and explore the hall of this sub-temple

05:00 PM
Kyoto JR Station or hotel

To bid farewell to the visitors and wish for the next pleasant journey

05:00 PM
Kyoto JR Station or hotel

To bid farewell to the visitors and wish for the next pleasant journey

Additional Details

Where we meet

Kyoto JR Station

What's included
  • Happi coat for taking memorial photos
  • Maps and useful information
Things you need
  • Rain gear ( according to the weather forcast of the day)
  • Comfortable Shoes
  • Lunch(approx. US $10-20)
  • Admission fee(approx. US $10-15)
  • Transport expenses(approx. US $15-20)
Notes:

Regarding the chance to talk with the residing head priest at Shunko-in sub temple, it depends on availability and schedule of the priest.

Guest Requirements

Any visitors who are interested in getting to know about Japan, its people, its culture including Zen Buddhism and its gardens

Cancellation Policy

Any trip or experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.