Traditional Kyoto: 3 Temples, 1 Castle and Geisha disctrict
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Traditional Kyoto: 3 Temples, 1 Castle and Geisha disctrict

1 day
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Stop At: Ryoanji Temple, 13 Ryoanji Goryonoshitacho, Ukyo, Kyoto 616-8001 Kyoto Prefecture

Start the day by going to one of the most famous zen temples of Japan, Ryoan-ji, where you will have the chance to rest and meditate over its legendary rock garden. Will you be able to spot all the rocks from a single perspective?

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Nijō Castle, 541 Nijōjōchō, Nakagyō-ku, Kyoto, 604-8301, Japan

Moving on from Ryoanji temple, head to Nijo Castle, the Shogun (ruler of Japan) residence during the 17th century. The main hall is richly decorated, showing the wealth of old times.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Kiyomizu-dera Temple, 1-294 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama, Kyoto 605-0862 Kyoto Prefecture

After lunch, visit one of Kyoto's most famous landmarks: Kiyomizu-dera temple, famous for its large wooden terrace*, where you will be able to enjoy the view from Eastern Kyoto’s treasure Higashiyama. An unmissable spot that offers a huge variety of both natural and traditional landscapes.
*under renovation until March 2020.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Sanjusangendo Temple, 657 Sanjusangendo Mawaricho, Higashiyama, Kyoto 605-0941 Kyoto Prefecture

Explore Sanjusangendo, a temple in eastern Kyoto which is famous for its 1001 statues of Bodhisattva Kannon, the Buddhist goddess of mercy. This site, usually skipped by most tourists, will add some charm to your day!

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0001 Kyoto Prefecture

Finally, you will have the chance to stroll around Gion, Kyoto’s most famous geisha district. You might be lucky enough to spot one in this wonderful traditional area!

Duration: 1 hour

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  • Lunch
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Ryoanji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Nijō Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Kiyomizu-dera Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Sanjusangendo Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Gion
Not included
  • Entrance fee to Kiyomizu-dera, Ryoan-ji, Nijo castle and Sanjusangen-do
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Chinese and English commentary might be given in the same bus depending on the number of participants
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers


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