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Kyoto Shrine and Temples Tour, Japan

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Key Highlights

  • Explore the historic Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines
  • Admire some of the most beautiful gardens and palaces in Kyoto
  • Discover the Kiyomizu Temple, built in 8th century
  • Indulge in the Japanese art and crafts, culture and cuisine of the city
  • The tour is accompanied by an expert, English speaking guide
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    05 Jan - 30 Dec: Daily


    4 hours

    Start time

    Start time: Between 1315h (01:15pm) to 1345h (01:45pm) depending upon your hotels location
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Kyoto. (Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Kyoto

  • Overview & Itinerary


    On this excursion, visit Kyoto, a tourist jewel in Japan's crown and a must-see destination for those visiting the country. Japan's capital from 794 to 1868, Kyoto boasts of literally thousands of historic Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines as well as some of Japan's most beautiful gardens and palaces.

    Set in a picturesque basin surrounded by wooded hills, the city is home to magnificent monuments such as the Heian Shrine, Sanjusangendo Temple and the hugely popular Kiyomizu Temple, which was originally built in eight century. Although now a modern city of 1.5 million inhabitants, Kyoto remains a centre of traditional Japanese art and crafts, culture and cuisine.

    Explore the most beautiful Japanese temples and shrine of Kyoto, a heritage city of Japan, on this trip.


    After pick up from your hotel in Kyoto, you will be transferred by bus to visit famous Japanese shrine and temples. On this 4-hour trip, you will visit:

    Heian Shrine: Heian Shrine, which is dedicated to Emperor Kammu and Emperor Komei, the 121st emperor of Japan.

    Sanjusangendo Temple: The temple name literally means “Hall with thirty three spaces between columns”, describing the architecture of the long main hall of the temple.

    Kiyomizu Temple: Its main hall is built out onto pillars. The effect is that of a deck reaching out from the foot of the mountain. The original Kiyomizu Temple dates from the eighth century.

    After the visits, you will be drop off to your hotel.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Entrance fee to the Temples
    • English speaking guide
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Depending upon your hotels location, your will be informed about your pick up time

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details

    Additional info

    For hotel pick-up, come to the lobby 10 minutes before the scheduled pick-up time

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have

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