Afternoon Tour of Ryoanji Temple and Ginkakuji Temple of Kyoto Instant Confirmation

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Soak yourself in the calm of Zen with a visit to two historic temples and Zen gardens. Leisurely explore the peaceful scenery created by rocks and sand at both Ryoanji and Ginkakuji Temples.

  • Ryoanji garden cropped
  • Ginkakuji Zen Garden cropped
  • Ginkakuji Garden Zen sand garden
  • Ginkakuji Temple sand garden
  • Ginkakuji in the autumn
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Take a stroll through two major World Heritage sites of Kyoto in the afternoon. Examine the simple, yet elegant structure of the pebble garden swept neatly to create patterns at Ryoanji Temple. Then explore the quiet sand garden of Ginkakuji along with the famous representation of Mt. Fuji made of sand. Learn about the relationship between gardens and Zen Buddhism through your tour.
This tour is held in Japanese, but to enhance your exploration, the vehicles are also equipped with personal handheld audio GPS systems that will provide narration (available in English, Chinese, and Korean) about the various sights you will see along the way.
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Standard Package
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You can book a maximum of 7.
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 31.64
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Child (Age 6-12)
USD 14.01
USD 14.01
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Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 31.64
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Child (Age 6-12)
USD 14.01
USD 14.01
Adult fee: Middle school and up. Infants: Free, but seat and meal not provided.
Tour duration: ~3 hours
  • Duration: 3.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Schedule: for all packages
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Admission / Bus fare / English audio guide / Japanese-speaking guide / Chinese audio guide / Korean audio guide
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Special Package for 8 or More People
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Adult
USD 29.38
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Child
USD 12.93
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Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult
USD 29.38
USD 29.38
Child
USD 12.93
USD 12.93
Adult fee: Middle school and up. Infants: Free, but seat and meal not provided.
If you are booking for 8 people or more, you will receive a discounted Group price!
Tour duration: ~3 hours
  • Duration: 3.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Schedule: for all packages
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Admission / Bus fare / English audio guide / Japanese-speaking guide / Chinese audio guide / Korean audio guide
Package detail / Schedule
Schedule & Location
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  • Check-out
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  • 13:15 Check-in at JR Kyoto Station Karasuma Bus Terminal
  • 13:30 Departure from JR Kyoto Station Karasuma Bus Terminal
  • Ryoanji Temple (45 minutes)
    20150819014625_1332993205_3077_9 Take a stroll through the Zen garden of Ryoanji Temple and enjoy the view within the peaceful rock garden.
  • Ginkakuji Temple (Silver Pavilion) (45 minutes)
    Ginkakuji Garden Zen sand garden Enjoy a walk through the temple and garden built to serve as a place of rest and solitude. Learn about the history and culture of Kyoto through the historical structures.
  • 16:30 Tour ends at JR Kyoto Station Kararuma Bus Terminal
Notes
Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • All Packages
    • Voucher
Requirement(s) - Others
  • All Packages
    • You will be required to present your printed voucher at least 15 minutes before your scheduled departure to exchange for a ticket. If you forget the voucher you will have to buy a new ticket.
Additional Note(s)
  • All Packages
    • Guidance will only be provided in Japanese, however there will be an audio guide available in English, Chinese, and Korean.
    • The activity provider is not liable for any accidents that may occur while participants are off the bus.
    • Smoking is strictly prohibited on the bus.
    • In case of cancellation, please cancel the tour through VELTRA.com.
    • You will be sharing the bus with guests from the HD Course tour.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
Change policy
  • Any changes made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
From USD 29.38
From USD 29.38

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Language English, Japanese, Chinese
Pick-up Not available
Duration 3.5 hour(s)
Availability Daily
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