Visit the Kennin-ji Temple, the oldest Zen temple in Kyoto which was built around 1202. Stroll around Gion district, famous entertainment district with maiko girls and geiko women. Experience an authentic tea ceremony at Fukujuen. Walk around Nishiki Market, where you can enjoy delicious traditional Japanese food.
|Departure||03 Mar - 27 Nov 2020: Tue, Fri
(Except: 10 Apr. 15 May. 5 Jun)
Day 1 Kyoto
13:40 pm: Depart from Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo Hotel and visit the following.
Kennon-ji Temple (60 min): Visit Kyoto's oldest Zen temple. See elaborately designed gardens and famous cultural properties on-site.
Stroll around Gion district: This district developed as a major hanamachi (entertainment district with maiko girls and geiko women) and still retains the refined and elegant atmosphere of old times. Take a stroll around the area and get a taste of traditional Japanese culture.
Tea Ceremony Experience (40 min): After learning about the tea ceremony and observing the tea-serving manner, participants will have the opportunity to enjoy some matcha green tea in a tea ceremony.
Nishiki Market (20 min): Narrow five-block long shopping streets filled with more than a hundred shops and restaurants. Place where you can experience the rich history and tradition of Japan.
17:00 pm - 17:30 pm: Tour ends at Nishiki Market.
- Guiding by a certified tour guide/interpreter
- Consumption tax
- Tea ceremony fee
- If the minimum number of participants (2) is not met by 4 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be canceled.
- The order of destinations visited is subject to change.
- This is not a bus tour. Sightseeing will be conducted on foot. Please participate in shoes that are easy to walk in.