Private One Day Tour of Buddhist Zen Temples in Kyoto
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春光院 英語での座禅

Sitting in zazen meditation inside Myoshinji.

Clear your mind with a peaceful tour of Zen temples in Kyoto. You can join a zazen meditation course at Myoshinji Temple and practice the art yourself.

  • 春光院 英語での座禅
  • 2236039
  • 六角堂
  • 妙心寺 大心院

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Capture the feeling of serenity during this quiet tour of Buddhist Zen temples in Kyoto. Your guide will take you on a private tour of Myoshinji, Ninnaji, and Kozanji Temples, each a peaceful place dedicated to meditation and study, but still graced with beautiful gardens and sights. Experience for yourself the gentle atmosphere that comes from being surrounded by nature far from the city center, then head back into the world with a visit to Nishiki Market, the place to shop for many residents of Kyoto.
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Adult (Age 12 & over)
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Child (Age 6-11)
USD 61.51
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Adult (Age 12 & over) (3 persons)
USD 149.70
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Adult (Age 12 & over) (4 persons)
USD 137.90
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USD 130.82
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  • Duration (incl. transportation): 8 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Available
  • Inclusion: Admission / Transportation fee / Guidance in the language of your choice
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  • 09:00 Meet-up with guide at your hotel lobby
  • Myoshinji Temple
    妙心寺 大心院 Begin by touring the head temple of Rinzai Zen Buddhism. This massive temple contains smaller sub-temples within the grounds and around Kyoto. An optional zazen meditation class in English, taught by a monk, is available for 2000 JPY/person, payable on the day of the tour.
  • Ninnaji Temple
    2236039 Visit the head temple of Shingon Buddhism and a World Cultural Heritage site. Ninnaji was founded in the 9th century, and for nearly 1,000 years, the head abbot was of the imperial line. Enjoy the sight of a five tiered pagoda and wide gardens on the grounds.
  • Fukuoji Shrine
    Head to Fukuoji Shrine, built during the 17th century. The name means "good luck", so keep an eye out good things!
  • Kozanji Temple
    Visit the home of Japanese tea ceremony, as Kozanji was the first place in Japan to contain a tea garden. Enjoy the feeling of being surrounded by nature at this quiet and serene temple that is also a World Cultural Heritage site.
  • Saimyoji Temple
    Enjoy a stroll around the grounds of Saimyoji Temple, far on the outskirts of Kyoto. During autumn the changing leaves draw many visitors from both near and far.
  • Rokkakudo Hall
    六角堂 This small temple is located in the very center of Kyoto! Seen from the air, the main building has a uniquely hexagonal shape, and is the home to the art of flower arrangement, ikebana.
  • Nishiki Market
    After the peace and quiet of the temples, head to the bustling "kitchen of Kyoto". This traditional market area is lined with more than 100 stores, and loud welcoming shouts from owners ring out to invite customers.
  • 17:00 Check-out at Nishiki Market
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    • Our services are mainly offered in English, but Chinese, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Korean and Portuguese are also available.
    • Fees for buses are included. However, for the use of taxis or hired cars there will be additional charges.
    • Meals are not included on this tour.
    • An English language Zazen meditation class is available during this tour for 2000 JPY/person, payable on the day of the tour.
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  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 15 business days to 18:00 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 20% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 3 business days to 18:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 18:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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