Southeast of Kyoto City

Tour Number

Activity Level

541951


Categories

Youth and Family, Religious Heritage, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 5

Language(s)

explanation

Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

Fushimi Inari Shrine, Tofuku-ji, Sanjusangen-do, Kiyomizu-dera, Gion


Along the east mountain side, there is a lot of temples, shrines together with Gion and shopping district.
Start from Fushimi Inari Shrine located in the southern most along east mountain.
Huge number of orange Torii gates will surprise you. This is a Shinto Shrine originally founded in 8th century. You walk through the Torii gates way up the hill of Inari.
After Fushimi Inari Shrine, visit Tofuku-ji Zen Temple.
So quiet you will feel after the busy Fushimi Inari.
Zen temple is basically like this quiet, simple, humble, not decorative.
Zen meditation should be done in such quiet atmosphere.
Kiyomizu Temple is located in the middle of East Mountain.
Although built in 8th, whole buildings were burnt down in 16th century and the present ones were rebuilt in 17th century.
From the veranda of this Buddha Hall, you can have a panorama view of the City.
Gion is a Geisha house district down from Kiyomizu Dera.
There are about 30 Geisha houses together with a lot of traditional town houses.

Itinerary

09:30 pickup
09:30 Fushimi Inari Shrine
10:10 leave
10:15 Tofuku-ji
10:45 leave
11:00 Sanjusangen-do
11:40 leave
12:00 Kiyomizu Temple
13:00 lunch here
14:00 leave
14:15 Gion
15:00 leave
15:10 Handi Craft Center
16:00 leave
16:30 end up at your place

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Start at you hotel, station and anywhere you like.

End location: End up at your hotel, station and anywhere you like.

Duration: 7 hours

Transportation

Toyota Alphard luxurious minivan for 5 persons

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: Guiding service, transportation and parking fees are included.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

3000 JPY - admission fees : 3,000 JPY

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Private tour guide Naoki

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