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Zen garden tour along Kinugake extended road

Art, Culture, & Historical
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There is a road named "Kinugake" road along the foot of mountain in northern Kyoto.

This tour is along the road and extended parts of the road to west and east.

The name "Kinugake" means covering with silk. When the Emperor Uta said he wanted to see snow in the summer, he was comforted by covering the Kinugasa mountain with silk. This road named after this story.

This tour starts from Tenryu-ji and ends at Daitoku-ji visiting Ryouan-ji and Golden Pavilion. We will visit these good Zen gardens.

Kyoto Tour Guide - Yoshiharu K.
Yoshiharu K.
4.71 / 5
(41 reviews)
09:00 AM

Meeting Point

In the lobby of your hotel in Kyoto

10:00 AM

Tenryu-ji and Bamboo trail

Tenryu-ji was renovated in 1343 by Muromachi-Shogun Takauji Ashikaga to mourn passed Emperor Godaigo who used to be an opponent of the shogun. The garden, Sogenike garden is a early time Zen garden.

12:00 PM

Lunch around Ryoan-ji

01:00 PM

Ryoan-ji

Ryouan-ji was built by Hosogawa clan which was chief of government in 1450, Muromati period. But no one knows about the foundation of the stone garden. One of the theory of when the stone garden was built is around 1800. The garden became famous after Queen Elizabeth visit the garden in 1975.

02:30 PM

Golden Pavilion

In 1397 Ashikaga-Shogun Yoshimitsu Ashikaga bought a temple from the aristocract, Kintune Saionji and started to built his private office to govern the regime. After he died, the office changed to Zen temple. However, this garden is not Zen garden but strolling pond garden.

03:50 PM

Daitoku-ji (Daisen-in)

In 1325 retired Emperor Hanazono ordered to build this temple. The Emperors had been taking care of the temple, but Ashikaga-Shogun didn't. In spite of it the temple was popular among aristocrats, local lords, merchants and intellectuals and expanded. There are 24 sub-temples and Daisenin is one of major sub-temple built in 1513. The garden is a typical dry garden in Muromachi period.

Ending Point

Your hotel in Kyoto

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

-Transportation fee between guide house and your hotel in Kyoto

-Hotel pick-up fee in Kyoto

-Guide fee

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What‘s not included

-Public transportation fee during this tour

-Admission fee

Tenryuu-ji temple 500yen

Golden Pavilion 500yen

Ryouan-ji temple 600yen

Daitoku-ji Daisenin 500yen

-Lunch.

-Public transportation fee to Kyoto from outside of Kyoto and pick up fee (If your hotel is out of Kyoto city). Please ask the fee.

Tour Important Information

If your hotel is out of Kyoto city, please ask the fee.

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Kyoto Tour Reviews

Zeynep E.

Zeynep E.

5 / 5
May 9, 2024

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9 hours

Great Itinerary

We had a very pleasant time being led around the city with Yoshi. He had an extensive 2 day itinerary and we could not have seen as much without his guidance.

Zeynep E.

Dear Zeynep Thank you for your evaluation. And I am glad you accepted my proposal and it did well. I hope you will travel to Japan again. Yours sincerely, Yoshi

G

Guylaine C.

4 / 5
May 4, 2024

Kyoto highlights (Kyoto departure)

Kyoto
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Kyoto has so much to offer!

Yoshi showed us not only the sights but all the transportation modes in Kyoto. He was very well prepared, handing us printed information on different topics such as different eras and religions. He adapted the tour to our needs. The only negative comment is that his English is sometimes difficult to understand. We had a great day!

Guylaine C.

Dear Guylaine Thank you for your evaluation. I think you were very good company. So I also enjoyed the tour. When you come to Japan next time, I will guide you in many Japanese cooking knife shops. Yours sincerely, Yoshi

Nijo castle, a must !

Yoshi, as he likes to be called, was very well prepared for our visit. Nijo castle was the highlight of our Kyoto visits. Unfortunately, we were too tired from the previous day to walk Philosophers path. Thank you Yoshi

Guylaine C.

Dear Guylaine Thank you for your evaluation. Please come to Kyoto again to walk Philosophers path and other beautiful places. Yours sincerely, Yoshi

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