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Kyoto UNESCO Historical Walking Tour
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Kyoto UNESCO Historical Walking TourTravel through Kyoto's finest world heritage sites including the Golden Pavilion and the stone gardens of Ryoan-ji

  • 3.5 hour tour
  • Small group tour
  • English speaking guide
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What makes this tour unique
  • Explore Ninnaji temple and know more about Japanese emperors
  • Explore Ryoanji temple to feel and learn the art of Zen
  • Explore golden temple, learn the rich history of Japan and experience Japan's traditional culture including matcha and Shakyo(sutra copying)
What's included
  • Entrance fee for Ninnaji temple, Ryoanji temple and Golden temple.
  • Matcha drink and Shakyo(Hand copying sutra)
Not included
  • Additional purchases including food and drinks.

Hi, I was born and rased in Kyoto until graduation from university.
While I was learning in University, I studied Japanese traditional culture including Kimono, tea ceremony and Japanese flower arrangement.
Through the study of traditional culture from lots of masters I felt first hand the spirit ofKyoto. It is still difficult to say clearly in words what the real traditional and Kyoto's sprit is, but after spending around 10years abroad in various foreign cities, I was now able to find Kyoto's beautiful places and calm, modest parts deeply. If you join this tour, you can also find and feel Kyoto's most beautiful parts deeply from your special guide who is knowledgeable about Kyoto history, cultures, sprit and customs. Of course you can visit Kyoto World Heritage temples and shrines by yourself and can enjoy that atmosphere and the view.

But I believe if you visit Kyoto's world heritage places, you also want to get the knowledge about its history and cultural significance from a local. That way, you will be satisfied and become truly knowledgeable on our beautiful heritage.
On this tour, we will visit three temples, and each temple has its unique parts and special histories.
In Ninnaji Temple, you can get knowledge about the Japanese emperor and kannon deity statues. 

You may also enjoy their traditional buildings and traditional garden. Second temple, Ryoanji temple, you can get knowledge about Zen spirit,and enjoy the view of the Rock garden from Zen spirit.
Last but not least, the Golden temple, you will be surprised at the glamorous temple which you never seen before in all of Japan, but you also will be surprised about its deep history. The last spot of the golden temple, you also can enjoy matcha and traditional sweets of tea ceremony. After that, you can experience Shyakyo ( one word of a sutra copying). Come to Join us to get special experience with your special guide!

Explore Ninnaji temple deeply!

Explore Ninnaji temple and learn about this heritage and its connections with the Japanese emperor. Shake hands with a Kannon deity, explore various halls. This is the start of your heritage tour!

Feel "Zen" at Ryoan-ji Temple

Welcome to Ryoanji Temple, home of the famous stone gardens praised by people all around the world. Your local guide will explain to you how religion plays a role in Japanese culture, and ways to feel ZEN.

Behold... the Golden Pavilion.

Behold the awesome Golden Pavilion as your local guide takes you through its gardens. After walking, experience the ancient art of Sutra copying (Shakyo) and drink Matcha Tea with some sweets.

Meeting Point
Uzumasa Tenjingawa station
  • In front of House Com(ハウスコム) store in front of Uzumasa Tenjingawa Station
  • Out of respect for our other guests and to ensure the best tour for everyone, we must start the tour on time.
  • Please note that if you are late for more than 15 minutes than meeting time (10 mins before the tour starting time), you will not be able to join the tour, get refund or rescheduled.
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  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the tour starting time.
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