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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!
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  1. 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 USD9.07

    Daily
    1.5 - 2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  2. Stroll through the garden of 3,000 maple trees forming a corridor of color and lights. Enjoy the stunning views of the famed Eikando and Chion-in temples with convenient transfers by bus.

    USD38.10

    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (evening)
  3. See the best of Kyoto during fall at the historical Eikando and Kodaiji temple. With convenient taxi pick-ups from central Kyoto, make your way to the beautiful gardens filled with colorful maple trees, only available for a limited time.
    Pick-up Provided
    Special

    From USD62.58

    Group Discount
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  4. Make your way to the famed Eikando Temple to marvel at the dreamy sight of the red maple leaves lit up at night. With convenient transfers from central Kyoto, see another side of the ancient capital after sundown.
    Pick-up Provided

    USD115.65

    Daily
    (evening)
  5. Let an expert historian lead you through Kyoto's famous Philosopher's Path on this 3-hour tour. Soak up nature-inspired Buddhist aesthetics and learn about traditional Japanese customs along the way.
    English Available

    USD82.00

    Tue, Thu, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (morning)
  6. Explore Kyoto's stunning Zen gardens and Buddhist temples, including the Ryoanji and Golden Pavilion. Admire the centuries-old art of landscaping that has defined Japanese culture on this 3-hour tour.
    English Available

    From USD82.00

    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  7. 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

    USD263.04

    Mon, Fri
    6.5 - 7.5 hour(s) (morning)
  8. 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

    USD97.96

    Group Discount
    Daily
    4 hour(s) (morning)
  9. 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 USD131.26

    Group Discount
    Daily
    8 hour(s) (morning)
  10. 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 USD13.61

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  11. 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.

    USD13.61

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)

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