Introduced to Japan in the 6th century, Buddhism is one of Japan's main religions, and many of the most famous sights throughout the country are Buddhist temples. There are different options for visiting these temples, including basic tours, overnight temple stays, zen meditation classes, and more!
7Activities
1/1 pages
  1. See Kyoto and Arashiyama's most stunning spots, including the famous Bamboo Grove! Experience sutra copying at Daikakuji Temple, savor a Buddhist lunch at Tenryuji Temple and ride a rickshaw.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD258.30

    Mon, Fri
    6.5 - 7.5 hour(s) (morning)
  2. 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.
    English Available

    From USD28.95

    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  3. Let a Zen master teach you Zazen meditation, and experience the culture of the temples during a walking tour of Tofukuji Temple and Fushimi Inari Shrine.
    Pick-up Provided

    USD96.20

    Group Discount
    Daily
    4 hour(s) (morning)
  4. 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.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD128.90

    Group Discount
    Daily
    8 hour(s) (morning)
  5. Take home the peacefulness of Kyoto when you practice shabutsu at Shourinji Temple. Tracing the picture of a Buddha is said to help you meditate and bring enlightenment.

    From USD13.36

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  6. While in Kyoto, take a moment to calm your mind through the practice of shakyo at Shourinji Temple. Open to beginners, no Japanese knowledge required.

    USD13.36

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  7. Soothe heart and mind with Zen meditation at Shourinji Temple in Kyoto. Seek calm in the quiet temple grounds then enjoy a reflective cup of tea afterwards.

    From USD8.91

    Daily
    1.5 - 2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)

Browse by Kyoto

Kyoto Categories