Kyoto | 6.0h
Golden Shrine?! Explore world Heritage in Kyoto
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Visit the famous temple and local spots on the same day

You might have heard of Kinkaku-ji Temple: the famous golden temple in Kyoto. It is a must-visit spot, and there are also other major tourist spots around it. However, on this tour, you will visit Kinkaku-ji temple and other minor but worth visiting spots around it, which makes it a special tour for you!
You will like the solemn world heritage famous among locals since it is not too crowded, and the garden which has fascinated people for a long time.
You are going to use a bus with a 1-day ticket, which will be troublesome if traveling by yourself, but you have our otomo guide on this tour who will take you to the spots smoothly.
Don’t forget to book your tour with your otomo guide!

Highlights

・Discover the beauty of Kinaku-ji Temple! It looks differently according to the season but is always beautiful!
・Become a “real” Kyoto expert! Many people go to other famous spots after visiting the Kinakaku-ji Temple, but you will discover spots that are not always on a guide book but famous among locals!

Attractions

・Kitano Tenmangu: A shrine worshiping the god of study. Many students preparing for an exam come to this shrine from all over Japan. It has a lot of spots to see such as a statue of a cow which brings you luck if you touch it.
・Hirano Shrine: A beautiful shrine with about 400 cherry blossom trees in its premise.
You won't be able to look at the sky since it is covered with the bloomed cherry blossoms in the spring! Try to find a flower petal resembling a heart mark!
・Kinakku-ji Temple: The famous golden temple. It is crowded throughout the year but it is worth visiting in spite of the crowd.
・SOBA SAMON: A “soba” shop where they prepare their noodles themselves. “Soba” is a popular Japanese noodle made from buckwheat flour. Chose your favorite “soba ”between cold and hot ones. Eat well and get ready for the next spots!
・Ninna-ji Temple: A temple which is a world heritage. The five-storied pagoda standing behind the garden is really beautiful. You can take a seat and watch the garden carefully while taking a break.
・Ryoan-ji: A temple with a garden made from stone which is a world heritage. It is so relaxing that many people sit down and observe it!

Notes

・The tour begins and ends in different locations. If you would like to change the location of where the tour ends, please consult with your tour guide.
・This tour includes a lunch/dinner venue.

Expenses Not Included

The following expenses are not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest.
-Travel expenses and entrance fees (about JPY 3000)
-Money for food, souvenirs and extra activities not mentioned in the explanation of the tour above.

Meeting Point

In front of the Bus Center near the central gate (Karasuma gate) of Kyoto Station, JR Line

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