This tour will guide you through Kyoto's finest world heritage sites including Ryoan-ji and Golden Pavilion. The tour will first take you to the famous Ninnaji Temple where you can learn insights about Japanese emperors. Visit Ryoan-ji Temple to understand more about the art of Zen, then explore Golden temple to learn the rich history of Japan and experience Shakyo! (3.5 Hour Tour)
Meeting Point - 9 :00a.m: Uzumasa Tenjingawa station
Ninnaji Temple: 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!
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.
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.
Tour Ends: Tour will dispand after the visit to Golden Pavilion. Afternoon is for your free leisure.
- Entrance fee for Ninnaji temple, Ryoanji temple and Golden temple.
- Matcha drink and Shakyo(Hand copying sutra)
- 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.