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Visiting temples and tea ceremony experience in East Kyoto

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This tour is based on 'A Wonderful Half Day in Kyoto (East Kyoto). You can visit Kiyomizudera Temple, Sanjyusangendo Temple, Kenninji Temple. You can also enjoy tea ceremony experience.

Kyoto Tour Guide - Tomoe S.
Tomoe S.
4.93 / 5
(106 reviews)
08:30 AM

Meeting Point

At your hotel (lobby)(in Kyoto)

Sanjyusangendo Temple

In this temple, you can see 1001 Buddhist statues in a hall. You will be amazed at the scenery, 'Forest of Buddha'.

It is said that you can find the Buddhist statue which resembles you among these statues.

Please be noted that you cannot take any pictures in this hall. Please imprint the breathtaking view in your memory!

Kiyomizudera Temple

This temple was built on the 13-meter cliff without any nails in the 8th century. (UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site)

You can enjoy the panoramic view of Kyoto city, shopping and eating on its approach way. You can find shops where you can buy Kiyomizu pottery which is produced in this area. I hope you will enjoy trying some different kinds of Yatsuhashi (specialty sweets of Kyoto area).

Kiyomizudera temple is so beautiful with cherry blossoms in spring and colored maple leaves in fall.

Kenninji Temple

This temple is the oldest Zen temple in Kyoto built in the 13th century and holds the replica of one of the most famous paintings, 'FUJIN RAIJIN' (Wind God and Thunder God Screens)

It's located in the area of 'Gion', however, not so many people visit this temple and you can enjoy the quiet rock gardens. This temple is also famous for the huge picture of dragons which is drawn on the ceiling of a temple.

Japanese tea ceremoy experience (about 45 minutes)

Please enjoy Japanese culture, tea ceremony experience.

Ending Point

This tour ends at the place near Shijyo, however, I will show you how to go back to your hotel.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

Guide fee, hotel pick up in Kyoto area

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What‘s not included

Transportation fee (you and guide)

Entrance fee: Sanjyusangendo Temple, 600 Japanese yen/person (you and guide)

Kiyomizudera Temple,400 Japanese yen/person

(Zuigudo, 100 Japanese yen/person)

Kenninji Temple, 500 Japanese yen/person

Lunch (you and guide)

Tea ceremony experience

Tour Important Information

*Inside of Sanjyusangendo Temple, you cannot take any pictures.

*Please book tea ceremony by yourself at 15:00 or 15:30.

*We will use public transportation.

This tour is available only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday this year.

Important message from the guide

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If you book me early, I can exchange mails with you many times to know what you want to do in details, collect information and prepare a lot for your plan. Please don't hesitate to ask me anything in advance.

I can guide you in the morning almost every day.(from 8:30 or 9:00 AM till 13:00 or 13:30PM)

This year, in case of the full day tour, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, are available.


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Kyoto Tour Reviews

Kyoto Day Tour with Tomoe

We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Tomoe! We couldn't have visited all those places she took us to alone. Our tour included riding on trains, a bus, and a taxi. It was nice to see how locals travel, and a more rewarding experience than getting off and on a tour bus. Tomoe was knowledgeable about all the sites and was easy to talk to. It was like being on a tour with a family member. Tomoe was approachable and genuinely cared about us having a good time. I highly recommend booking a tour with Tomoe! We look forward to seeing her again on our next trip to Japan!

Lisa O.

Dear Lisa, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. I'm very glad to hear that you enjoyed visiting places in Kyoto with me, and saying 'It was like being on a tour with a family member.' I had such a wonderful time with you, really nice family. I do hope that I can see you again! Thank you very much for booking me as your guide. TOMOE

Amazing tour of Kyoto

We arranged for our tour guide TOMOE before we left the Uk and the communication with TOMOE was excellent in planning what we wished to see. Meeting her was simple and we could not have wished for a more charming and knowledgeable guide. The day was planned to perfection and certainly made our day in Kyoto one of the high lights of our trip to Japan. I would thoroughly recommend TOMOE to anyone wishing for a guide whilst Japan.

Graham H.

Dear Graham, Thank you very much for your warmhearted review! I'm happy that you found me, booked me, and visited Kyoto from Osaka Port. You are such nice people, and I enjoyed talking with you so much. I wish I had more time with you. I hope that I can see you again. Thank you very much for booking me as your guide. TOMOE

Excellent guide with great personality!

I would have like to have Tomoe as our guide for 3 days, but unfortunately she was only available for our first day in Kyoto. We figured out our itinerary based on what I wanted to see in Kyoto, and Tomoe was very flexible in making changes so that I was happy with it. She also gave me a lot of tips about several services available, and places to see without her. Because we had exchanged many messages, I felt that I already knew her, and I really enjoyed her company and her winning personality. Thank you so much, Tomoe, for a great day in Kyoto!

Kelly  J.

Dear Kelly, Thank you very much for your warmhearted review! I'm very sorry that I was not able to be with you for more 2 days, however, I had such a wonderful day with you, a really nice couple, in Kyoto! I miss you so much! Thank you very much for booking me as your guide. TOMOE

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