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Mt. Hiei and Ohara Area with Enryakuji and Sanzenin Temple Tour in Kyoto Instant Confirmation

A mossy statue in an Ohara temple

Head away from the bustle of central Kyoto to visit the serene Enryakuji and sublime green moss gardens of Sanzenin. Take a stroll through the rustic Ohara area!

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Fall in love with gorgeous Mt. Hiei and the peaceful Ohara area as you visit the remote Enryakuji Temple, perched in splendid solitude on top of Mt.Hiei. See the Konpon Chudo (inner sanctum) of this ancient sect of warrior monks. Next explore the rustic Ohara area, where you will come across traditional thatched farmhouses. Stroll though the grounds of Sanzenin, where the thick green moss gardens have an otherworldly beauty. See if you can spot the cute Jizo statues! You can choose to include a traditional Japanese lunch, or look for local treats on your own.
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  • 09:05 Check-in at Kyoto Station Karasuma Bus Terminal
  • 09:20 Departure from Kyoto Station Karasuma Bus Terminal
  • Hieizan Way
    This panoramic stretch of road bursts with stunning autumn colors in the fall, and is lined with blossoms in the spring.
  • Enryakuji Temple and Konpon Chudo (70 minutes)
    20120730224549_218940711_3077_9 This World Heritage Site is located on the top of Mt. Hiei. In its heyday this monastery fortress had over 3000 sub-temples, and its warrior monks were feared even by the Emperor in Kyoto.
  • Hieizan Way
    Catch a glimpse of Lake Biwa among the stunning scenery.
  • Sanzenin and Ohara Area (160 minutes)
    A mossy statue in an Ohara temple Freely explore the lovely rustic Ohara area, where you can still see traditional thatched farmhouses. Visit the stunning Sanzenin, which dates back to 1148. The brilliantly green moss gardens and sliding door paintings are known throughout Japan.
  • Lunch (included in free time)
    Lunch Included guests:
    On odd numbered days lunch will be an elegant Michikusa bento at Seryo.
    On even numbered days lunch will be the famous Oharajo bento at Gyozanen

    No Lunch guests are free to eat lunch at a place of their choice in Ohara.
  • 16:20 Tour ends at JR Kyoto Station Karasuma Bus Terminal
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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 7.5 hour(s)
Availability Daily
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