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Kyoto-WH-Golden Pavilion, Rock Garden and more - from Osaka

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In Kyoto, there are a lot of cultural properties. Of them, seventeen temples and shrines are included in World Heritage as “Historic Monuments of Ancient Capital of Kyoto”. On this tour, we will visit three of them and Togetsu Bride and Bamboo Forest in one day from Osaka to feel the profundity and splendor of Kyoto.

Kyoto Tour Guide - Hiroyuki T.
Hiroyuki T.
4.95 / 5
(108 reviews)
09:00 AM

Meeting Point

TBD (at your hotel)

10:30 AM

Arashiyama, Togetsu Bridge and Bamboo Forest

Arashiyama is very well known for cherry blossoms and autumn leaves. Located in the west of Kyoto City, it has been a typical tourist destination in Kyoto for more than 1200 years. The Togetsu Bridge and the Bamboo Forest are the symbols of Arashiyama.

12:30 PM

Tenryuji temple

Tenryu-ji Temple which was established in 1339 to console the spirits of the expelled Emperor and those who had died in the Civil War is the headquarters of the Zen Buddhist Rinzai Tenryu school. Here, let's talk about Zen while gazing at the garden which expresses the Gokuraku Pure Land.

01:00 PM

lunch

I would recommend Zen Vegetarian Lunch at the World Heritage Tenryuji Temple.

02:30 PM

Ryoanji and the Zen Rock Garden

Ryoanji is a Zen-style temple built in 1450. It is well known all over the world for its Zen-style Rock Garden. It became so famous after Queen Elizabeth II of England praised it when she visited the temple in 1975. However, exact construction date, intention and the name of the designer of the garden still remain unclear.

03:30 PM

Kinkaku-ji Temple, the Golden Pavilion

Kinkakuji Temple, which was built in 1397, is also called the Golden Pavilion because it used to be a noble villa. Japan at the time when Kinkakuji Temple was built was rich both in national power and culture due to the trade with Ming. The symbol of it is the gorgeous structure of Kinkakuji, which is filled with gold foil.

Ending Point

TBD (at your hotel)

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Transportation fare, entrance fees and lunch (you and guide),

Transportation fare

Entrance fees approx JPY 1,600 per person,

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Tour Important Information

As this is a TRAIN and WALKING tour, comfortable shoes are recommended.

Tours are NOT covered by insurance.

Transportation fare, entrance fees and lunch for guests and guide are NOT included. Ask for details.

Direct payment will be occurred in CASH on the spot on the day of the tour.

I used to work for a prefectural government as a director of Cultural Heritage Management Department. I have a lot of knowledge on cultural properties and the World Heritage sites in Japan. I will give an intellectual guidance to you based on my knowledge and experience.

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Kyoto Tour Reviews

Hiroyuki is a wonderful guide!

My family and I had the pleasure of having "Hiro" as our guide for our two days in Osaka. On the first day, he took us to see the highlights of Osaka. On the second, he took us to Koya San. Both days were extremely special. Hiro, fluent in English, spent the first part of his career working in cultural management for the Japanese government so his knowledge of these sites is extraordinary. What is even more amazing, is his ability to explain very complicated details (historical, religious, and cultural) in the most concise and approachable way. His manner is calm and professional; he's a true gentleman and the perfect guide for travelers serious about getting the most meaning from their time here. Highest recommendation!!

Amazing guide for visit of main Kyoto landmarks + gardens

Hiroyuki showed up early and we packed way more into the day than I had dated to hope. He is incredibly experienced, very good English so we had lots of interesting conversations about the history and ideas of our destinations Strongly recommend

Chris W.

It was very nice meeting you yesterday in Kyoto. It was a beautiful day. It was also very nice to have conversations with a person who showed a lot of interest and respect to the history and culture of Japan. Sorry for the Nara tour. I hope that you will have another wonderful day in Nara.

Kyoto Highlight Tour

It was a pleasant time to meet up with Hiroyuki-san the second time for a tour in Kyoto! This time I brought my 2 bosses along and they were very impressed with his knowledge and explaination. He also considered our request for lunch and found a good soba/udon shop. Thank you for also sending us to Osaka from Uji ! I hope to see you again soon!

Stephanie C.

Stephanie, It was very nice meeting you again in Kyoto. I have met a lot of people for my job. You are the first and only person who came back to me. Do not bring your boss next time. I deserve a tour for your own to relax.

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