Kyoto Cultural Forest, Shrine and Temple Tour with Options
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Stop At: Kiyomizu-dera Temple, 1-294 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama, Kyoto 605-0862 Kyoto Prefecture
Kiyomizu temple is one of the World Heritage Lists in Kyoto. Then It is the must-see temple in Kyoto. Please look at the panoramic view around Kyoto. Because it is located on the Higashiyama hill. Also it has longer history than capital of Kyoto. It was originally built in 778.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Sanjusangendo Temple, 657 Sanjusangendo Mawaricho, Higashiyama, Kyoto 605-0941 Kyoto Prefecture
Sanju-san-gen-do temple is one of our recommended temples in Kyoto. Because you can find fantastic statues in main hall. Those are called One thousand One " Senju Kannon" statues. Also please enjoy the spectacular views with the line-up of Buddhist statues.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, 68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi, Kyoto 612-0882 Kyoto Prefecture
Fushimi Inari Shrine is the most popular place in Kyoto currently. Because it has beautiful One thousand Torii gates. You can go through in the One thousand Torii gates. It is an unforgettable experience for you.
The inari shrines host the guardian gods for business success, well-being of the family, traffic safety and improvement in performing arts.
Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes
Pass By: Toji, 1 Kujyomachi, Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8473 Kyoto Prefecture
We will pass Toji temple on the way to Arashiyama. You can find tallest wooden structure Five stories pagoda in Japan.
Stop At: Arashiyama, Togetsukyo, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8383 Kyoto Prefecture
We will take lunch break in Arashiyama.
★Lunch info (If you choose our tour with lunch)
・Japanese style lunch with local foods
The main dish is chicken hot pot. If you prefer a Vegetarian/Halal certificated meal or have any serious food allergies, please let us know when you make a booking.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: The Bamboo Forest Trail, Sagatenryuji Tateishicho, Ukyo -ku, Kyoto 616-8375 Kyoto Prefecture
We will go through the Bamboo forest trail to Tenryu-ji temple. Bamboo is all year green. Then the beauty is signature of Kyoto. Please bring your camera. Because there are photogenic places.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Tenryuji Temple, 68 Saga Tenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8385 Kyoto Prefecture
Tenryu-ji temple is listed on the World Heritages in Kyoto. There are traditional Japanese garden. The design of the garden is unchanged more than 700 years. You can enjoy beautiful flowers and plants in each season.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Kinkakuji Temple, 1 Kinkakujicho, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8361 Kyoto Prefecture
Kinkan-ji temple was built in same era as Tenryu-ji temple. Also it is listed the world heritages either. The Golden pavilion is so magnificent covered with pure gold leaves. It is the symbol of Kyoto.
Duration: 40 minutes
Pass By: Nijo Castle, 541 Nijojocho, Nijodori Horikawa-nishiiru, Nakagyo, Kyoto 604-8301 Kyoto Prefecture
We will pass Nijo Castle on the return way. It has important historic place in Japan. Because the Edo government return the political right to the emperor.
- English-speaking guide
- Headsets to hear the Audio guide clearly.
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- All Tax, Fees, and Handling charges
- Lunch ( If selected)
- Audio Guides are covered in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Indonesian, Thai
- WiFi on board
- Entry/Admission - Kiyomizu-dera Temple
- Entry/Admission - Sanjusangendo Temple
- Entry/Admission - Tenryuji Temple
- Entry/Admission - Kinkakuji Temple
- Guaranteed to skip the lines
- Food and drinks, unless Specified
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Audio guidance in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Thai, Indonesian, Russian
- Free Wi-Fi service available on the bus.
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Comfortable shoes for walking (need to walk in each places)
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
I enjoyed every minute of my day. Perfect timing to experience so much in one day. George our guide was very knowledgeable.and the Japanese lunch was yummy.
Main attractions tick. Make sure you bring enough water and go to toilets at attractions - there’s no stopping for anyone.
We really enjoyed the tour!! Its was kinda a hot rain weather, lots of walking and good places we went
The tour was jam packed and full to the brim with amazing temples and shrines. Our guide was June and he was fun and jnowledgeable about all things old and new about Japanese culture. I would recommend this rour to anyone who wants to see to see the world heritage sites in one day although don't go in the summer as it was dreadfully hot and by the end of the day we were shattered and exhausted...the aircon on the bus was a God send!!!
Very interesting. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Lots of information. May is the perfect time to visit
We can thank yurika enough, we had the best time, although is long day and a lot of walking we got to see so much and learn a lot from our warm and friendly guide yurika, thanks
This tour is just a money spinner for the tour company . You spend all day on the bus and not enough time at any sight . We got ten minutes at the Bamboo Forest and over an hour for lunch . The main temple we visited was covered in scaffolding and will be for up to 2 years . Tour guide was from Hong Kong and couldn’t answer loads of questions about local customs etc . A lot of people were angry on the bus as we could have seen more if we did it ourselves
Be sure to follow the meeting point instructions and definitely choose the lunch option. It was delicious and all ready for us by the time we arrived. The sights selected are the main highlights of Kyoto. I felt the time at the Fushimi Inari shrine was short, but if you give yourself an extra day or two to explore further, this trip is worth it. The guide was informative but not overwhelming with information.
This is an ideal tour if you have limited time. It ticks the boxes of the famous temples plus a couple more hidden ones which is excellent. Sami, our tour guide was very well organised and planned our day beautifully. My only minor criticism is that the lunch was of a poor standard. Thank you for this tour!
Enjoyed a tour and our guide was very knowledge and helpful. Osaka pick up place need to be more specified and easier finding. I had to make several phone calls to find out we were in a right place. Maybe for future to have a large sign posted.
Great tour of important Kyoto shrines. Tour takes the whole day, but packs a lot in. Definitely do the lunch.
the guide themselves were lovely but they didn't share an historical insight, it was essentially just transportation to and from each sight. very disappointing for the price you're paying!!
Quite satisfied with the efficient time deployed for this tour and certainly enjoyed the walks in the cold. It would have been difficult to cover the multiple sites on our own as timely as the tour. Good balance of "free time and organized tour activities.
This tour provided a coach that dropped us to several temples in Kyoto that reduced much travel time and walking distance that was good for a family with elderly. The tour guide, Sammy, was friendly, helpful and informative who gave us a relaxing and enjoyable day.
Despite the torrential rain, our guide June made the trip extremely pleasant. He was extremely helpful and friendly. I loved this tour because it covers the highlights of Kyoto, including the Bamboo forest (which a lot of tours don’t). I still had to take another half day tour to see Nijo castle and The imperial palace, which are not included in this one. Hopefully that would save you some time on your research.
Very Good experience. Our Guide June was very kind and understanding. He always tried to share information of different places which were not part of one day trip. Though it was very hot but trip was awesome. Thanks Japan Panoramic Tours
Easy going, paced well even for older tourist. Native English speaking guide. The lunch was OK, place was very hot, uncomfortable at times. Lots to see, wish we had spent more time at the Forest. We went on a Monday and the tour did not include the historic former palace as it is closed on Mondays, pick any other day. Worth the cost and time