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Kyoto Imperial Palace and Temples of Emperors Tour Instant Confirmation

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Enjoy the rich history of Kyoto on this one-day tour of Imperial Household sites. A special lunch of vegetarian Buddhist cuisine at Daisenin Temple is also included!

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Spend the day visiting some of Kyoto’s impressive sites that showcase the rich culture and history of Japan’s ancient capital!

Start your day at the historic Sennyu-ji Temple, to see the pristine rock garden. Afterwards stroll through Daitokuji Temple, founded in 1319 and home to stunning Zen gardens. Enjoy a special meal of shoujin ryori, the vegetarian fare of Buddhist monks. Last, but certainly not least, enter the Kyoto Imperial Palace, the residence of Japan’s Imperial family until 1868, which can only be visited on official guided tours.
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  • 10:35 Check-in at JR Kyoto Station Karasuma Bus Terminal
  • 10:50 Departure from Kyoto Station Bus terminal
  • Sennyuji Temple (60 minutes)
    20140311085555_581313750_3077_9 Founded in 1218 by the monk Shunjo, Sennyu-ji was, for centuries, a mortuary temple for aristocrats and the Imperial House.
  • Daitoku-ji Honbo Temple & Daisenin Temple (Lunch) (105 minutes)
    P_20100204174245 The main headquarters of all of the Daitokuji Temples, this is the best place to see Zen architecture. Get a special look into the Honbo Temple, which is not usually open to the public.

    At Daisenin Temple enjoy a lunch of 'shojin ryori', the elegant vegetarian cuisine of Buddhist monks!
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace (85 minutes)
    100203_kyoto-kyoto-imperial-palace-oark Tour the former home of the Emperors of Japan, and stroll through the lovely gardens.
  • 16:20-16:50 Tour ends at JR Kyoto Station Karasuma Exit
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  • Any cancellations made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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Language Japanese
Pick-up Not available
Duration 6 - 6.5 hour(s)
Availability Weekday
Meal Lunch
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