For the Japanese art lovers and collecters.

Tour Number

Activity Level

568180


Categories

Shopping, Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, City

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

-visit the treasure houses for hidden gems of Kyoto.


If "Ukiyoe(wood-block print of floating world)of Hiroshige and Hokusai" has ever captured your heart, this tour is undoubtedly an ideal for you. Master-pieces from the 12th to the 20th centuries will be exposed before you on this round trip in Kyoto! An awe-inspiring extraordinarily long altar with 1000 human-size images of Buddhist deity "Kannon" of Sanjusangendo Temple is the starter of this trip. Next, Chishakuin Temple; through its dignified So-mon Gate facing Shichijo Street we stroll its a large complex with veiwing its garden called the best gardesns in the Higashiyama district. Moreover this temple storage houses the National Treasure murals, claimed to be the best in Japan, painted by Tohaku Hasegawa in the 16th century. The third, KAWAI Kanjiro Memorial Museum; as a Mecca of the traditional Japanese cultures,
Kyoto boasts several refined artworks. Kawai was one of the prominent potters in the folk art movement in the 20th century. Now his residence and studio is opened to public. . and more!

Itinerary

9:00 :Meet at your hotel or JR Kyoto Station.

9:30 :Sanjiusangendo Temple- the longest wooden Buddhist Chapel ( World Heritage Site).

10:30 :Chishakuin Temple- having one of the most beautiful Japanese gardens.

11:30 :KAWAI Kanjiro Memorial Museum-enjoy viewing and touching his works and collections.

12:30: lunch at a restaurant or food-stall in the temple town of Kiyomizu Temple.

13:30 : Browseing antique shops in Gion streets.

15:00: Nijo Castle and its the 400th anniversary Gallery.

17:00: Back to the start point.

※ This time table can be changed according to your interest, and I can offer minor alterations to the destinations if you like, and also some facilities have its closed days. In that case I will change this ininerary partially.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 8 hours

Transportation

subway, bus, and occasionally taxi.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Other: At most sites in Kyoto , proffesional and volunteer guides are not repuired to show their tickets but only their certificate, except some private facilities. In that case extra cost is needed. Transportation for your guide is not included.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

6000 JPY - Admission Tickets for one customer : totally about less than 3000jpy. Lunch for a cutomer : 1500~2000jpy at average. Taxi, if we use it , it would cost about 1000jpy for one passenger base.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Private tour guide Hisashi

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