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Kyoto Philosophical Tour (Silver Route)

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This tour takes you to the must-see places mainly on the northeastern side of central Kyoto. The tour covers a relatively peaceful, natural area, including a popular local walking trail or sacred place for Japanese "Pure Land" Buddhism. As the tour visits a shrine, Zen garden, Pure Land Buddhism's secret place, Buddhist gate, and modern architecture, you will be able to experience a wide range of fascinating aspects of Japanese culture.

09:00 AM

Meeting Point

At your hotel or at the Kyoto Station

09:30 AM

Meeting Point

At your hotel or Kyoto Station

10:30 AM

Shimogamo Jinja Shrine

This is a facility of Shintoism, an Japanese domestic belief since early age, with a long history more than 1,000 years. It was designated as a World Heritage site in 1994 and famous for its beautifully flowing streams and forests that have been protected for more than 1,000 years.

12:00 PM

Silver Pavillion Temple

This is a Zen meditation Buddhist temple and one of the world cultural heritage sites in Kyoto. Built about 550 years ago, it is quite famous as the birthplace of the Japanese "simple is best" culture. So, despite its name, the temple building is dark, not silver, though you can enjoy the depth of shabbiness that is a foundation of Japanese culture's preference for simplicity.

After enjoying the Silver Pavillion Temple, let's take a meal at a restaurant along the approach to the temple.

02:00 PM

Philosopher's Path

This is a famous walking path (about 1.5 km (a bit shorter than 1 mile)) loved by local people. In modern times, the place became famous because of a unique Japanese philosopher, Kitaro NISHIDA. The philosopher is known as the pioneer of modern Japanese philosophy, who worked to combine Western philosophy with Japanese Zen philosophy to create a unique philosophical system.

03:30 PM

Nanzen-ji Temple (Sanmon Gate & Suirokaku Aqueduct)

Sanmon Gate means "a gate symbolizing three steps to liberation." This gate is two stories high, and once inside, you will have to climb up the steep steps, but from the second floor you can enjoy a wonderful view of the city, and perhaps, attain enlightenment (as it represents three "steps" one must go through to become enlightened!)

Suirokaku Aqueduct is a unique brick architecture in the traditional Buddhist temple. It was originally built about 130 years ago as a part of the equipment of the hydroelectric power plant. The brick architecture creates a unique charm with a blend of Japanese and Western atmosphere, which is why it is popular on SNS such as Instagram today.

04:30 PM

End Point

At your hotel or central Kyoto

Ending Point

At your hotel or any other places in the central Kyoto

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Guide fee, hotel pick-up (in the central Kyoto)

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Entrance fee, transportation fee, and any other costs than guide fee and hotel pick-up

Tour Important Information

1) For your flexibility, lunch, transportation and entrance fees are NOT included in the tour fee. (Of course, you can consult with the guide about a restaurant, route and spots, and the guide will give the best advice according to your preferences and cost).

2) Please come with comfortable and easy-walking clothes.

3) We will use public transportations on this tour.

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